Medieval Rus Leg Armour
Greaves with knee cops, 12-14th cc.
These greaves are based on authentic XII-XIV century design from Dmitrovka grave in the Kuban (Southern Russia). Construction of these greaves is very unusual. Greaves are made of two parts - greave itself and knee cop united with the main plate by chain mail segment. The main plate has additional plate segment at the outer side for extra calf side protection.
General shape and armor style comes from historical sources and etched patterns are based on same period motifs we've found on jewelry and other armour pieces decorations.
These greaves are part of our Rus medieval armor kit so please check our other items from this collection.
Important note about measurements: please take into account that we need your measurements in gambeson, choses or other under armour gear you are planning to use with this armor. The only exception is when you are ordering both armour and padding from our company — in this case, you can send us your body measurements. For sabatons please send your footwear actual measurements.
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
- 1.5 mm (16 ga) etched stainless steel
- Natural leather straps
- Handmade brass casting clasps
- Solid steel one-piece rivets
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Hello, Can these be ordered as just grieves, without the knee?
Hi Ken, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order.
Can these be ordered without the etching? does that change the cost?
You'll save 15% of initial price. To get the discount, please email us at email@example.com.
Is it possible to etch these in the celtic pattern matching your Medieval Vambraces with Celtic Etching?
Sorry, to date these greaves cannot be made with Celtic etching.
Is there any way to replace the knee cops on these greaves with something in similar style to the Prince of the East style ones? But with the Rus etching? I like the greater knee protection afforded by the other style, but like the etching on this set.
The shape of the knee cops cannot be changed, sorry.