Basic Steel Legs Set
The XIV century was a time of numerous experiments with the development plate armor. Though different materials were in use until the end of the XIV century, beginning in approximately 1350, steel and iron became the predominant materials for armor smiths. In Italy, and especially in Germany, blacksmiths created a large variety of shapes for arm and leg harnesses. In France and England, on the contrary, historical illustrations and documents of the second half of XIV century indicate that the vast majority of armor had similar forms. Thanks to frequent trading and wartime communication among the lead medieval European countries new styles of armor spread fast. Accordingly, the main trends of armor evolution in medieval Europe were roughly equivalent.
The cuisse protection is made of two parts: the main plate that is shaped to cover the whole thigh and a side plate. The upper part is elongated to afford maximum protection. The knee cap is joined to the cuisse by a leather band. This sort of connection is very flexible and provides high mobility. The fan (wing) of the knee cap covers the inner part of your knee. The bottom line of the shin protection is arc shaped and will fit almost all typical models of sabatons.
This leg harness looks both historically accurate and elegant. It has decorative elements made from thick leather which also serve as additional protection and covering for the connection between the steel elements. Our Basic Steel Legs Set is equipped with durable leather straps and buckles. There are two leather arming points with holes for attachment of your leg armor whether you use an arming belt or a simple leather belt.
This armor is battle ready and can be used in full contact medieval combat. The base option is 1.5mm cold rolled steel with steel buckles and rivets, though you are free to upgrade with a variety of configurations.
Please note that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.