Weapons are difficult to come by once you’ve enlisted in the arena, but many innovative combatants find alternative means of arming themselves.
Lesser warriors would simply wear the skull of a defeated opponent as mere decoration. It is a true gladiator of the Pit of Bone who forges the remains of his foes into a deadly weapon.
Try to ignore the brain matter and other colors that adorn the interior of this "helm."
Layered scraps of bone laid over leather or plate armor helps protect the wearer from being slashed to pieces. Only marginally effective against blunt objects however, and proven to be quite ineffective against the heavy treading of a giant.
It's a common tactic to disarm your opponent in a very literal sense. These unassuming gauntlets help prevent such a fate from occurring.
In the pit there are no rules and hitting below the belt is not only accepted but it is encouraged.
Speckled with dust from the crushed bones of countless corpses.
Some gladiators take to wearing dismembered pieces of an opponent in the hopes that they can make themselves appear more gruesome against a worthy foe. This does present the unpleasant issue of needing replacement "scraps" from time to time.
Drakes are attracted to the carnage that takes place within the pit. Some are captured and raised by the pit owners to become fearsome beasts of battle.