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14th Century Reinforced Suede Greaves - Red

£44.72

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The use of leather and metal protection is believed to be the reason why Victorian people thought that "studded" armour was worn in the Middle Ages. In many cases this confusion is still perpetuated today where we can easily find references in role games or literature. The truth is that there were historical samples of leather or cloth protection riveted to metal bands to reinforce the structure, and this probably led to the error to our ancestors. It was a logical evolution in the transitional armour age and some examples can be seen on Günther von Schwarzburg´s (1349) and Sir Thomas Cheyne´s (1375) funerary brasses, which give a wide range on dating these pieces of protection. A very similar form of leg protection can be found on the Sir Thomas Cheynes´s effigy, where rows of rivets can be seen on the outside of the armour.


Circumference (higher part): 39cm to 58cm max.
Circumference (lower part): 30cm to 52cm max.


All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.


Buy the 14th Century Reinforced Suede Greaves with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval armour retailer.

SKU: MHR-A0933RS

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The use of leather and metal protection is believed to be the reason why Victorian people thought that "studded" armour was worn in the Middle Ages. In many cases this confusion is still perpetuated today where we can easily find references in role games or literature. The truth is that there were historical samples of leather or cloth protection riveted to metal bands to reinforce the structure, and this probably led to the error to our ancestors. It was a logical evolution in the transitional armour age and some examples can be seen on Günther von Schwarzburg´s (1349) and Sir Thomas Cheyne´s (1375) funerary brasses, which give a wide range on dating these pieces of protection. A very similar form of leg protection can be found on the Sir Thomas Cheynes´s effigy, where rows of rivets can be seen on the outside of the armour.

Designed by Reproductions Historiques France team.

High quality split leather and steel. It may have small marks on its surface, imperfections or won´t be 100% homogeneous. Roughness and colour may vary from piece to piece. The dying process is performed using traditional techniques so final colour may vary depending on leather´s original tone.

Buy the 14th Century Reinforced Suede Greaves with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval armour retailer.

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BrandMarshal Historical
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Circumference (higher part): 39cm to 58cm max.
Circumference (lower part): 30cm to 52cm max.

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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