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Medieval Splint Greaves with Knees

Splinted legs armor with Celtic etching


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Splinted Greaves armor with knees

Medieval splinted leg armor shins and knees with Celtic etching

Narrow and longitudinal metal bars attached to leather backing were commonly used for arms and legs protection in medieval Europe. Made an appearance as a separate and often sole piece of armour, those afterwards grew into a part of an integrated leg of armor in the later period. Splint greaves do not impair mobility because of their light weight, providing reliable protection for the lower legs from knees to ankles.

Ten stainless steel plates are cold-forged to maximize their durability, then hand polished, and riveted onto the genuine leather base. We've attached them with cast brass rivets to exclude rusting and covered the inner side of the greaves with soft split leather. The knee cops are made of 1.5 mm steel, while the bars are of lighter gauge for better maneuverability. Etched pattern depicting traditional Celtic ornaments is performed by electroplating and aciding. The greaves fasten with two adjustable buckled leather straps and feature additional holes and laces to attach the knees.

Excellent choice for those who care about historical accuracy, as the splints may be used to accomplish a dark age warrior's, Varangian’s and medieval knight’s harness. Complement with padding clothes and matching splinted vambraces with elbows to make a perfect unit of medieval armour.

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Important note about measurements: please take into account that we need your measurements taken over chausses or other padding clothes 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.

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.


  • Stainless steel 18 ga (1 mm) - splints;
  • Stainless steel 16 ga (1.5 mm) - knees;
  • Genuine leather;
  • Cast brass rivets;
  • Split leather lining.


  • Removable knee cops;
  • Etched Celtic pattern;
  • Buckled leather straps;
  • Mild steel option upon request.

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  • Loran 22 of March 2019:

    Would it be possible to get the leviathan rondel from the mythical beasts set on this?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Loran, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order. 

  • Corey Ellery 30 of July 2016:

    Hi, I am very interested in the - Armor — Legs Armor Splinted Greaves with Etching. Though I just want the Greaves and not knee cops. Your price at the discounted rate is $419 plus $47 worldwide shipping. What is the price without the knee cops?

    ArmStreet team:

    The splinted etched leg greaves without the knee cops will cost $69.00 less.

  • Ulfar 15 of September 2015:

    Am I able to just order the splinted etched leg greaves without the knee cops? What would be the price difference?

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, the greaves without the knees will cost $69 less. If this works for you, we can send an invoice for the order directly to your PayPal email.

  • charlie mcchesney 30 of May 2015:

    hi i was wondering if you could make the knee cop a thicker gauge like 14 for taking heavy hits from rattan weapons so it does not dent or break

    ArmStreet team:

    Knee cops can be made of 14 ga (2 mm) stainless steel for $40 extra.

  • marcus 30 of March 2015:

    Can these be etched with the pattern from your Rus greaves?

    ArmStreet team:

    This is doable, splinted greaves with Rus etching will cost $30 extra.

  • Darrel Bryant 26 of April 2013:

    What is "colded-rolled" steel? Also, does this type of armor bend when you're sitting, as on a motorcycle?

    ArmStreet team:

    Mild (cold-rolled) steel is a carbon steel, it's durable and historically accurate, but it rusts. Steel armor does not bend when sitting.

  • Eric 25 of January 2012:

    Are these greaves available with etching matching the other pattern for the bracers (not Celtic pattern etching)?

    ArmStreet team:

    Can be made with western pattern, just add a comment to your order.

  • Timothy Harness 21 of May 2011:

    Hello, How much would the this cost with out the etching? would it be cheaper? many thanks Tim

    ArmStreet team:

    Of course, you'll save about 15%.

  • Maxim 29 of March 2011:

    Any way to get them without etching?

    ArmStreet team:

    No problems, please contact us at contact@armstreet.com to get the discount.

  • Leo 29 of January 2011:

    Is this stainless steel? If not can it be made in stainless and at what cost?

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, the greaves are made of natural leather and stainless steel.

  • Michael Gunter 29 of January 2011:

    Would you be able to make these in brushed stainless steel and just the greaves, no kneecops? If the stainless can't be etched that would be okay, although I LOVE the Slavic etching. How much would this be? If I get these I may also be interested in a set of just vambraces in the same pattern a bit later. You do amazing work. I've often been amazed at your stuff while reading the Armour Archive. Thank you, Michael Gunter SCA: Duke Gunthar Jonsson Texas

    ArmStreet team:

    These greaves come in stainless steel by default. To order them w/o knees, please contact us at contact@armstreet.com.

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  • Mason Phipps 21 of May 2018:

    Probably the most beautiful armor I have ever bought! I will definitely purchase from Armstreet again, thanks!

  • Clark Thompson 20 of January 2001:

    Very authentic and well made. Appreciate the combined shipping discount!

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