Greaves were already used by the ancient Greeks and they were still popular in the Renaissance because the lower leg often couldn?t be protected by the shield. These 15th century knee caps clearly have neoclassical influences. They are made in the Italian style, a style that was very popular among the higher aristocracy.
These greaves can be fastened with two straps at the back. They 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 of the leg part.
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 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.