Medieval Splint Greaves with Knees
Splinted legs armor 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.
- 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.