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Gothic Poleyns and Cuisses, Knee and Upper Leg Protection, 1.6 mm Steel, Pair

This wearable, fully articulated reconstruction of a late medieval plate armour for the legs is designed to protect the legs from the thighs to below the knees, and shows the typical multi-layered look of the Gothic plate armours of the late Middle Ages (15th/16th c.). It is crafted from 1.6 mm (16 gauge) steel and blackened on the inside for better corrosion resistance.

The leg armour consists of poleyns (knee caps, also known as genouilleres), cuisses and shorts greaves. For proper freedom of movement, all parts are connected together by sliding plates or lames that are hinged on sturdy steel rivets. The cuisses have rolled edges, and the poleyns feature flower-shaped, slightly concave steel rondels that are riveted on the sides.
At the back, each leg is equipped with three riveted, adjustable, approx. 3 mm thick leather straps with brass buckles for a comfortable, custom fit.

Equally suited for medieval re-enactment, LARP, stage, TV/film or costuming, this articulated leg harness is ideal for late medieval and Renaissance settings and will make your transformation into a proud, noble knight or warrior just perfect!

The leg guards are sold as a pair.

– Material: 1.6 mm (16 ga) sheet steel, brown leather straps, antiqued brass buckles
– Overall length: approx. 47 cm
– Width of opening at thigh: approx. 18 cm
– Width of opening at shin: approx. 14.5 cm
– Dimensions of knee caps: approx. 15 x 12 cm (depth approx. 9 cm)
– Diameter of side rondels: approx. 13.5 cm
– Weight (pair): approx. 3.9 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Please note:
To ensure that this armour is the right fit for you, please remember to take your measurements over your gambeson and/or any piece of clothing or chainmail you may plan to wear underneath!

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain plate armour on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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