Introduction: Cardboard Poleyns (Knee Armor)

About: I am a cardboard blacksmith, hard at work making armor and accessories. Skyrim, Sword Art Online, and Lord of the Rings all the way. If there is anything you'd like to see me make, I'd love the challenge!

Avoid those pesky arrows with your own Poleyns!

Step 1: Materials


Duct tape

Brass fasteners


Step 2: Starting

Begin with a circle of cardboard.

Fold it in half.

Fold it in the opposite direction on both sides of the mid fold to create the ridge.

Step 3: Halfway There

Cut two slits about one third each into the sides of the circle, and fold.

Poke a hole through both layers at the corners where they overlap on each side, and use a brass fastener to secure them together.

Step 4: Straps

Take a strip of cardboard and set it against the back of the poleyn as shown.

Poke two holes through both the poleyn and the strip, and brass fasten them together.

Step 5: Strings

Use string to allow you to put it on.

Use a slip knot at the ends so you can adjust it.

Step 6: Finished!

Use duct tape to color and you are done!

Sincerely yours,