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German gothic sabatons, late XV century (1470-90 years)




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German gothic sabatons, late XV century (1470-90 years)

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  • Metal for plate armour cold rolled 1mm
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Rivets steel nails
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Metal for plate armour
Color of leather fastening
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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 armor; was polishing a sword carefully; was giving heavy tournament spear though hardly, but always on time.

And, Ritternputtel had a dream – to become a knight and win a tournament. But, the dream remained just a dream, as old noble knight was not concerned about him. As he was only junior sword bearer, and above all, he did not have any armor. So, what a knight without armor. So, one day, he splashed suds of beer from the jug of the old knight. Whitebeard was beyond furious and did not take our lad to the tournament. In addition, superior sword bearers stuffed him slaps, because now they had to work on the tournament by themselves. So, all of them got off to the tournament, and sad Ritternputtel was sitting alone at the bottom of Roland’s statue and sighing grievingly. 

When suddenly, some dreamlike clank of swords was heard, and there appeared Roland in the flesh, a fierce margrave of Breton March, wearing shining armor, with famous Olifant on one side and sword Durendal in sheath on the other side. He interrogated Ritternputtel loudly – “Why are sadden, servant?!”. Lad told about his dream and sighed grievously again.

Glorified knight smiled condescendingly, dragged Durendal out of the sheath and touched the ground with it. This moment, German Gothic sabatons had appeared on the spot, shining brighter than thousand splendid suns and severe as Fierce Roland himself. An, the knight ordered to Ritternputtel to wear sabatons immediately.

As soon as German Gothic sabatons got on the feet of Rittenputtel, they shined even brighter, and lad’s body had covered with drop-dead gorgeous armor. Roland laughed with bellow of laughter and there appeared war-horde in front of them. Rittenputtel leaped into the saddle, caught in fly tournament spear out of nowhere, broke into a gallop to the tournament, defeated everybody there, so Maximillian I by itself touched his shoulder with a sword and conferred him knighthood.

So, here is sabatons, exactly like Roland’s gift to young Ritternputtel. They sparkle with steel brighter than thousand suns and they are severe as the fierce Roland. Sabatons are hammered out of the best steel, riveted with steel rivets and fastened with firm belt of the best leather. Not the worse, than Maximillian’s.

Sabatons of Emperor Maximilian I, c. 1485, Kunsthistorisches Museum

By your regards, we can make them shining as a mirror, stain polished or blued, with figured rivets and decorative strips, with belts of any color.

It is an honour for every self-respected knight to wear such sabatons. Don’t wait for a tournament and order them right now. Gallop in fight with thought of the Fierce Roland, to the glory of Charles the Great and German Gothic Sabatons.

German Gothic sabatons, 1490 year

You can use this functional metal footwear for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm;
  • Satin polishing;
  • Black leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • No decoration;
  • Painting inside

Main photo shows authentic Gothic sabatons with following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing as finish treatment;
  • Steel rivets;
  • Steel buckles;
  • Black leather;
  • Painting inside

In options, you may choose another type and thickness of metal, color of belts, finish treatment and decoration for your medieval knight foot protection.

Look at quick view of sabatons' movability:


Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval plate armor at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality metal body armor, handcrafted by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced blacksmiths, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

You may also like these models of medieval plate armor for feet: sabatons of the XVI century; plate sabatons for modern sword fencing; sabatons of the 1350-1450 years.

In section “Metal leg protection”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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