These cuisses are based on historical originals from the Gothic period. This period had a very dramatic art style that was characterized by dramatical, expressive and angular patterns. This gothic style is clearly reflected in the visual appearance of these cuisses. The armor protects the upper legs, thighs, knees and part of the lower legs. The armor is very movable and consists of overlapping steel plates. The cuisses can be attached very firmly with leather straps behind the thigh, knee and lower leg and you can also fasten it at the top to your belt so that it absolutely cannot fall off. It is easy to combine with other plate armor such as tassets and a chestplate. This armor is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and Cosplay.
Material: carbon steel (1 mm), leather
Full length: 60 cm
Shin length: 18 cm
Shin width: 22 cm top, 28 cm bottom
Length thigh: 33 cm
Thigh width: 32 cm top, 22 cm bottom
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Does this leg armour fit?
When you don't wear extra padding: Measure the width of your leg.
When you wear padding: Add 2,5 cm to your leg width.
When you wear chainmail chausses: Add 0,5 cm to your leg width.
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.