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These knee cops are made after several originals from the 13th and 14th century. Knee cops were the first kind of plate steel used during the Middle Ages, they were already worn over the hauberk or other protection during the 13th century!
These knee cops are made of 1,6 mm thick steel and they are provided with a linen inlay and a leather strap for fastening them to the knee. They also have a leather upper edge for attaching them to the hauberk, gambeson protection or to the trousers.
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 1500 *
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.
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.
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