From the late XIV to the first part of the XV century, knee cap defenses consisted of a small, simple, forged plate fixed over the knee. It was not enough to protect the external part of the leg. Accordingly, full knee caps with wings (German: Muschell) were developed at some point in the 1390s and remained relatively unchanged until the XVII century.
This armor part is also well known as “genouillères” in French, “Kniebuckeln” in German or “ginocchietti” in Italian.
Compared to basic kneecaps, our Articulated Poleyns are incredibly functional – this model has upper and lower plates which will instill you with confidence in the safety of your knees during HMB or IMCF buhurt fights. The Articulated Poleyn kneecaps are equipped with leather straps and are available in a variety of metals and thicknesses.
Please note that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.