Another Exclusive Black Raven Armoury Design

The “Astrid” Armour Pattern Set

No more "wondering how much leather you'll need" or "How many rivets" ... I'll even let you know "Which Tools" & "How to use them" 


A New Level of Learning 

EVERYTHING You Need To Build Your Very Own Fully Functional Set of Custom Astrid Armour 

Included In Your Special Limited Edition Pack: 

Best of all.... Step by Step, I will lead you through the entire process ... Through detailed instructions & personal guidance along with a ton of visual aids, you to will be able to create the Armours pictured, no matter your level of experience (All at YOUR pace !!!) 

No More Guesswork  - Expert Advice at the Click of a Button 


What's Included In The Set...

A New Level of Learning 

EVERYTHING You Need To Build Your Very Own Fully Functional Set of Custom Astrid Armour 

Included In The Pack: 

  • Detailed East To follow STEP by STEP Build Instruction, as well as "Fully Optimised" Home print PDF Patterns 

  •  Full Norse Knotwork Art (For Those That Have Art)

  •  Detailed List of Materials Needed (Leather, Rivets, Buckles) 

  •  100%  "READY to BUILD" Patterns in multiple sizes

  •  Guidance on Construction & Finishing Techniques 

  •  Licence to Build for Both Personal Use & Limited Commercial Use Build Permission (Build for yourself or build and sell on up to 10 of each physical design)

  •  Personal Guidance on Re-Sizing Techniques for any of the Patterns Contained Should They Be Required.

  •  Flexi-Time Study - "As with all things, life tends to get in the way of having fun or pursuing our passions & hobbies"

    - This is why, our patterns and are all "In Your Own Time" projects, we have countless students who have been just picking up their projects, dipping in when time allows.... My advice, always "take your time.. enjoy the journey"
    - The small workbench I still design and build on.... with no more than the 7 basic tools is as much as you need... and no matter what you're looking for we have a HUGE list of leather, metalwork and tool suppliers all around the world.
  •  Why are the patterns So Inexpensive - "The Academy has always about making the information and training more accessible"

    - College, University & Trade Courses have always been costly, BUT.. despite the HUGE amount of content included in my courses & patterns, I never wanted finances to be a sticking point.... almost 5 Years on, this has allowed thousands of students a chance at learning this amazing craft

Ruth – USA

Well thought out modules that enable the student to absorb and reflect on each topic. Great support and feedback from Alex and other students. Enjoying it a lot.



Ron – Canada

I am THOROUGHLY enjoying the webinars and course material that are a part of this course. My skills as a leathercrafter are going through the roof as a result of what I am learning. An honest, well earned 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended.


Teresa – USA

I love that you can go at your own pace and there is no pressure or time constraints. So affordable too! If I could give it 10 stars I would! 




Possum – USA

Well designed course for learning at your own pace. Videos are well done and concepts are explained thoroughly through video and practical instruction.




Black raven Armoury

Exclusive Astrid Full Set of Digital Patterns

Single Payment

**LAUNCH OFFER ** $69.97 USD


What you'll get:

  • Astrid Shoulders Armour x 1 Pattern Size
  • Astrid Body Armour x 2 Pattern Sizes
  • Astrid Hero Belt  Armour x 2 Pattern Sizes
  • Astrid  Arm Vambraces x 2 Pattern Sizes
  • Astrid Leg Greaves x 2 Pattern Sizes
  • Astrid Tasset Armour x 2 Pattern Sizes
  • **Licence to Build both for Personal Use + Commercial Licence to build & sell up to 10 of each item**  

Pattern Sizes Included: 36-40 Inch Chest & 40-44 Inch Chest (However Guidance Available on sizing up or down)


Tools Needed:

Polly Mallet, Hammer for setting rivets, 1/8 inch (3mm) Punch or Drill, Sharp knife, Adjustable Stitch Groover, Rivet Setters to match rivets, No. 3 Edge Beveller, Anvil or hard surface,

Decorating tools Optional - Embossing stamps, Swivel Knife


Main Body use 9oz (3.2mm) Veg Tan or for SCA armours 13 oz Veg Tan

Straps and scales Use 6oz (2mm) You will need a piece 9x16 inches (23x40cm)

Rivets : In the following sizes:–

48x 1/2 inch (12mm) rivets • 86 x 3/8 inch (10mm) rivets • 8 x 9/32 inch (7mm) rivets.

For SCA armour use solid Burr Over Rivets

Buckles : ¾ inch (19mm) buckles.

Dye, Glue

Size Ranges:

Astrid - Chest Ranges 36-40 Inches and 40-44 Inches

Astrid Hero Belt  - 31-35 Inches and 35-39 Inches

Astrid Greaves Regular Width 11.2 inches 28.5cm, Height 16.1 inches 41cm

Astrid Greaves Large Width 12.2 inches 31cm, Height 17.7 inches 45cm

Astrid Vambraces Regular Width 9.4 inches 24cm, Height 8.7 inches 22cm

Astrid Vambraces Large Width 10.2 inches 26cm, Height 9.4 inches 24cm

Astrid Tassets Regular Width 8.8 inches 22.5cm Height 13.8 inches 35cm

Astrid Tassets Large Width 9.8 inches 25cm Height 15.3 inches 39cm

PLEASE NOTE: There are files to download so please be patient as this may take a little time.

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Please Note: Unless otherwise stated, digital downloads purchased from the Black Raven Online Academy Store are not returnable or refundable after purchase and downloaded. 

Also Please Note* All Instructions are in English only. Do NOT purchase unless you have a full grasp of the language.


I'm Alex Agricola

When I started out, there was no internet, so I was reliant on books and hands on experimentation to develop my skills.

20+ years & thousands of projects on, and it’s still surprisingly difficult to find detailed information on leatherwork for armour & costumes... And I guess this is very much a part of WHY I wanted to share my learning with you.

Ask any of my students... From Day 1, you have me personally on tap to ask anything !! No matter the question, if its in my power to guide you, I will.