These elbow cops are made after several late 14thand early 15thcentury originals. Steel knee caps and elbow cops were the first parts of plate steel body protection.
These elbow cops are provided with roundels for extra protection on the inside of the elbows. They are made in the gothic style and they were probably originally made in Germany or France.
They can be fastened with straps. The roundels are slightly decorated. The cops are available in unpolished or polished steel with a thickness of 1,3 mm; 1,6 mm or 2,0 mm.
This armour is custom made, click here to download the measurement chart.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.
How do I easily measure the width of my arm/leg?
Place your arm/leg between two straight objects (e.g. books). Measure the distance between both objects, this equals the width of your arm or leg.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.