About Armor for Legs
This padding secures your elbows and knees, supporting and fixingthem mildly during medieval battles or trainings. It is being used together with steel elbow caps and knee caps. Standard options: - 100 % natural homespun-kind fabric - staffed with sheet wadding (natural material)
Fantasy-style plate greaves is not a historically accurate model, though it is perfect for LARP. Metal greaves protect the front part of a shin. It is decorated with figured metal strips. By your wish, we can make these strips of brass with beautiful decorative etching. Center of greave is reinforced with additional riveted steel plate. Shin armor is fastened with three firm leather belts with steel or brass buckles. Our artisans make such leg armor by using individual parameters of customer. You can use this functional metal leg armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events Base price includes following options: Cold...
Legs' protection is the same important thing as protection of head and body. Mail stockings with chainmail or hauberk were the most popular armour among both infantry forces and horse cavalry. From the end of XIV century, mail armour had become to be displaced by plate armour. This model of classic mail stockings is being made of mild steel rings 2 x 10 mm. Type of butting is 4 rings in 1. Blued or stainless steel are also available for order in options. Gambeson and padded chausses will be a great addition to the mail stockings. Price is mentioned for size XS (approximate weight of pair is 7 kg).
Complex knee protection is an essential element of medieval battle outfit of every knight. First models appeared in the XIII century. Kneecaps (poleyn) of various shapes were used together as with brigand or plate leg armor, so over the mail stockings. This element could be worn as independent piece of medieval leg armor, so as a part of solid metal legs (cuisse). Numerous effigies, miniatures, paintings and other historical sources show us knights, wearing such joint armor. Thigh and knee defense, a part of an Armor of Sir John Scudamore, XVI century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA Articulated poleyn, Musée des beauxm arts, Chartres, 1380 year This model inc...
Milan-style plate legs with kneecaps are an essential elements of the well-known "Avant Armour", dated by the 1450-1485 years. This full-plate set was crafted in Corio workshop, Milano, and was belong to fon Matsch, the owner of Churburg Castle in 1445. Now this armour is in almost perfect condition and is shown in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glazgo, Scotland. These handcrafted cuisses with segmental kneecaps (also known as poleyns) guarantee perfect protection and freedom of movement at the same time. Hinged thigh armor is comfortable on wearing and using. On the top, cuisses have leather loops with holes for fastening of armor to the belt or medieval doublet. We offer t...
Elegant and functional, these armor elements are a tasty prize for every fighter! These elbow caps and kneecaps are simple in design, but comfortable in wearing and reliable in protection. Caps are fastened with leather belts and buckles, which holds armor firmly. Main photo shows following options: metal – titaniun 1.0 mm (18 ga) finish treatment – hammered blackened rivets – brass rivets color of the leather fastening – red fastenings – leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles decoration – brass strips Oh, note that blackened treatment and decoration by brass overlays is an additional option, ...
Our greaves are dragon scale. Without false modesty. Just look at these leather greaves. In the dark, a shivery one will decide that you are evolving into dragon. Its tonnage is as the firmest shield, its buckles are harder than rock, its belts are stronger than steel, its look is more beautiful than steel shining, its’ owner is as cool as it gets. They can become a base of unique battle look! Well, these greaves are really cool, convincing example of functional leather armor. They may properly complete any fantasy-style costume of LARP armor with leather bracers in whole set of course. Take these and feel yourself a dragon Of course, leather color can be differen...
In addition to amazing thigh protection, we can offer brigandine greaves protection. Crafted by our blacksmiths, these exclusive parts of the legs protection will defend your body against enemy’s strikes. Brigant leg protection has 3 leather fastenings, outer lay – wool( leather or velvet by your choice for additional cost); main layer made of thick canvas. Metal plates are riveted from the inside and covered with linen or cotton lining for durability and better comfort. Base price includes following options: Color – black Fabric – wool Material of metal plates – cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm; Rivets – steel nails; Fastenings – ...
Why would a fighter need a soft arming belt, you might ask. Well, really experienced fighters would not ask such a question, but we are always ready to advise our friends. If you are young and inexperienced, such a belt may seem like an unnecessary detail. You will be fine with any arming belt to fasten your chausses and plate legs. But a warrior with many battles behind him, who knows that the waist must be taken care of, just can't get past this belt. A thick quilted belt made of natural cotton or linen will perfectly encase your waist, supporting your back and reducing the strain on it. At the same time, its softness allows you to move freely and actively in battle? Layers of ...
Are you tired of having limited mobility in crucial joints like your knees? Of your chausses that stretch non-aesthetically on the knees? Of protection which doesn't fit perfectly and comfortably on your vulnerable knees? Steel Mastery is here to help! For you and only for you – a new model of padded chausses. And yes – it has a kneecap! These padded legs protection is specifically cut with an insert at the front of the knee. You can bend your legs easily and comfortably in it and put on any protection with comfort and ease. Chausses are on the pictures: Black – in S size, Hema fabric on the cover and cotton lining, 3 layers of padding. Red – in ...
Half-greaves of the XIV-XVI centuries are the popular shin guard among medieval soldiers – as mounted, so dismounted. In combination with cuisses (thigh armor) and kneecaps, these greaves created full leg defense, comfortable and good protecting at the same time. These plate greaves protect the front part of calf, though backside is left uncovered. Leather belts with steel or brass buckles keep armor reliably on the leg. Base price includes: Cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm; Satin polishing; Brown leather belts; Steel nickel-plated buckles; Steel rivets; No decoration; Painting inside Main photo shows medieval plate half-greaves with following options: Cold-rolle...
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...
Handcrafted kneecap (poleyn) with plain rondel is quite important part of knight’s fighting outfit, which appeared in the late XIII century. Since then, medieval warriors were wearing this leg armour in combination with mail stockings, brigandine tassets or whole-hammered cuisses. Such historical sources, as paintings, engravings, effigies, etc., show us medieval knights, wearing poleyns, in combination with main leg armor. Sleeping soldier at the Holy Sepulchre. ca 1340-1345 years, Strasbourg Frauenhaus Museum, France These kneecaps are simple in design, but comfortable in wearing and reliable in protection. Caps are fastened with leather belts and buckles, which holds a...
Full plate legs of the XIV-XV centuries, a part of Churburg style armor Based on historical sources from Churburg Castle, our blacksmiths have reconstructed 14-15 cent. full armor legs. Kneecaps are supplied with a rondel, which covers outer side of knee. The thigh and knee are constructed as one piece without a transition detail. The leather fasteners with buckles are placed in a way to tightly fit around the leg without restricting its mobility. You can use this battle metal leg armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events In section “Metal leg protection”, you can see all models ...
ARMING BELT FOR CHAUSSES Ordinary medieval chausses were fastened to the brais belt. At the same time arming chausses need much more reliable fastening system, that is why arming belt for chausses appear. Strong and simple arming girdle made to securely hold both the arming chausses and brigandine or plate leg protection. Designed especially for fighters it is equally good for SCA, HEMA, LARP end reenactment events, medieval festivals and stage performances. Choose the type of your medieval hose belt manufacturing: machine one or full hand sewing (second one is historically correct and offered for additional costs). Base price medieval hosen belt includes (as...
Kneecap (or poleyn) with chased rondel is an important element of protecting outfit of every medieval knight. Such caps for joints protection appeared in the middle of the XIII century and was in use for centuries with different types of armor – mail, brigand, plate leg defense. This model of metal kneecap has a chased rondel, installed on the outer side. Rondel is a kind of small “shield” (usually round or with one or two leaves) that could be attached to various kind of medieval armor (e.g., knee or elbow caps, gauntlets or even helmet) for additional protection and hits’ reflecting. Poleyns are kept on the joint with a help of leather belt and buckle, and additionally, it ca...
Closed hinged greaves of the 1450-1485 years were an important part of armored outfit of any medieval knight. Simple and practical design, comfort in wearing and full protection of calf were making this shin guard a high-demanded armor. These medieval metal greaves have hinges and leather belts with buckles for fastening and keeping them on the shin. Plate greaves of the XV century, Italy Closed greaves of the XIV century, Musée des Beaux Arts, Chartres, France Plate greaves are recommended to use together with cuisses (thigh armor) for complete leg protection. You can use this functional metal leg armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval fes...
Plate legs of the XIV-XV centuries are a part of Churburg style full-plate armor. Leg armor of the 1410 year, Churburg castle Cuisses (thigh protection) are reinforced with a rib in the center. Kneecaps are supplied with a fan, which covers outer side of knee. Upper part of armor has leather loops for fastening of cuisses to the medieval doublet of belt. You may complete your medieval plate leg protection with closed hinged greaves and plate sabatons. You can use this battle metal leg armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events Base price includes following options: Cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm; Satin polishi...
Splinted greaves are a type of medieval leg armor, which was widespread among European and Asian knights in the XIV-XVI centuries. Splint armor got its name after narrow metal plates – splints. These splints were riveted from the inside and outside to the leather or thick cloth base. There are numerous historical sources where you can see such limb protection, usually in combination with plate kneecaps and splinted tasses. Günther XXI von Schwarzburg-Arnstadt, Grabmal im St. Bartholomäus-Dom in Frankfurt Knight wearing splinted greaves, fragment from manuscript Parzival, 1443-1446 years We use firm croupon leather of thickness 3.5-4 mm and high-quality metal...
It is hard to continue fight when your legs cannot move because of pain and bruises. And you going to need good sparring pants to stay at dueling stage. Lucky that we has already sewn them for you. The HEMA fencing pants are really providing all the necessary protection, staying lightweight, comfortable and not restricting movements. We used high-quality natural cotton and two layers of padding in the basic configuration of this sparring HEMA pants; and HEMA fencing gear cool version with linen fabric and three layers of padding. This SPARRING PANTS made to wear over your usual HEMA gambison or other basic protection. We made a photo of this HEMA element, wearing over thermal...
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Ordered as a companion piece to the Long Knight Gambeson, the Long-Padded Chausses is amazing. It looks and feels great. I will be ordering from Steel Mastery again.
A perfect fit! I wasn't quite sure as my measurements were hard to take, but Steel Mastery nailed it! The quality and durability of these chausses are remarkable!
It is very well made, I can have my equipment attached without interfering my movements.