These greaves are made after several originals that were worn during the Hellenistic period. Greaves like these were not only worn by the Greek city-states, both also by the Roman soldiers in the Roman monarchy period and in the republic.
The greaves are made of 2 mm thick steel and their length is 58 cm. They weigh approx. 2,3 kg. The size can be easily adjusted by the leather straps.
Length: 58 cm;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1.3 mm;
Maximum leg width: 18 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Weight: 2.3 kg;
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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.
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.