Widowmaker referred to two different sets of body armor closely linked to the Black Company.
The first was a black armor set with winged helm and fiery eyes. It was created by Lady for Croaker. It was supposed to emulate the style of the Taken and inspire terror in the enemy ranks. Goblin, a wizard experienced with deceptive magic, believed the suit looked ridiculous. This armor was lost to Soulcatcher sometime during the Kiaulune wars.
The replacement Widowmaker armor was derived from a metal suit from Hsien's finest armories by the time of Soldiers Live. Its "black, chitinous lacquer surface boasted inlays" of various frightening gold and silver symbols.