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, and were used mostly by mounted knights. This model of the 1350-1450 years is a part of handcrafted full-plate medieval armor in Churburg style. Metal sabatons were not too popular among feet soldiers, who mostly wore simple leather shoes during the dismounted battle. However, cavalry were protecting their feet with this kind of armor, as feet of mounted knights were quite attackable at the battlefield. Plate shoes sabatons on the effigy of Richard de Beauchamp, Beauchamp chapel of St. Mary’s Church, Warwick, England Distinctive feature of XIV-XV century of this armored footwear is long and sharp points. Gothic style sabatons sometimes had points ...
When a knight has almost assembled his full real medieval armor, which will protect in mounted and dismounted battle, only one small detail for completed protection is left – sabatons. These medieval armor boots are forgotten quite often, and it’s a loss. As a fighter’s feet may be plainly injured even in the hardest plate body armor. That’s it, a famous knight could lose the fight so simply and absurdly, if he forgets to wear sabatons. Don’t make such mistake and hurry up to order cross-functional custom steel sabatons in medieval style – comfortable, plain and robust. Cold-rolled steel of 1.0 mm, the firmest leather belts, steel rivets and buckles – these shoes are not ...
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 four 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 performances ...