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
    Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 11:57
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    What leads you to believe that one did?
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Apr 11, 2013 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.
    – MCW
    Commented Apr 11, 2013 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
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 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.

  • belts == pelts? :)
    – spyder
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 5:04
  • @spyder Oops, my bad. Rookie mistake
    – Caesar
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 5:08

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