About Foot armor
Fairytale about Ritternputtel or German gothic sabatons, late XV century (1470-1490 years) From German words Ritter («knight”) and Aschenputtel («Cinderella”). Asche – «ash” is being changed to “knight” and here we get Ritternputtel. Once upon a time, in the end of the XV century, there lived quiet and shy sword bearer Ritternputtel on the northwest of Hanseatic League in the renowned town Bremen. He served as the third lower sword bearer, almost a footboy, at the noble old knight. He was quiet, polite and hard-working youngling. He worked for three – for himself and two lazy and mischievous superior sword bearers. He was dressing unmurmuring his seignior in ar...
Sabatons are the plate shoes, which appeared in the XIV century in Italy. Early models had quite long and sharp points. However, later models and these sabatons of the XVI century in particular, have wide and short points. Such metal foot wear as sabatons were mostly used by cavalry, as this armor was not too comfortable in fighting for dismounted soldiers. Sabatons are made of seven steel segments, which are connected with rivets. Such design make armoured shoes well-articulated, so you may comfortable walk, ride or run. Plate sabatons are completely handcrafted by customer’s parameters. You can use this functional metal armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performa...