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Looking for more information on the negatives and positives of wolf pelt armor and many other general aspects. Thank you :)

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Giants in Skyrim ;) –  Yannis Rizos Apr 11 '13 at 11:57
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What leads you to believe that one did? –  T.E.D. Apr 11 '13 at 12:17
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Vote to close unless OP provides some evidence that this is an actual historical event. Absent that evidence, this isn't really a question about history. –  Mark C. Wallace Apr 11 '13 at 18:38
    
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Ancient Rome. Bear and wolf pelts were worn by the standard bearers of century and cohort units. Link –  spyder Apr 12 '13 at 4:22
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During the middle ages, wolfs were exterminated by law in most of Europe because they would destroy farms crops and livestock. This meant that their pelts were a dime a dozen and so a few landed on peoples back as clothes.

As to why it was used by archers, I have never read such a thing anywhere but in my personal opinion I highly doubt that archers would prefer wolf pelt because pelts are less flexible than materials like leather and to an archer flexibility and speed is very important.

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belts == pelts? :) –  spyder Apr 12 '13 at 5:04
    
@spyder Oops, my bad. Rookie mistake –  Caesar Apr 12 '13 at 5:08
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