Legharness Charles VI Set
In Medieval Europe the full leg armor protection usually consisted of the cuissardes (thigh protection), kneecaps, greaves ( shin protection) and sabatons (feet protection). The completed leg harness was an essential part of the full plate armor. It developed from the formed metal plate that served as the knee protection. Knees were the most important part of the leg that required solid coverage. No wonder that chainmail stockings were not enough to provide such a level of safety. That’s why in the XII century knights began to cover their knees with the thick piece of leather which was reinforced with the sewed round iron plate. Later it was transformed into the kneecap. During the XIII – XV centuries the rest parts of the leg armor were developing, constantly fulfilling the demand to cover with the steel the thighs, shins and feet.
Our Legharness Charles VI Set consists from the Legharness Charles VI and Greaves 3/4. Leg harness has the reinforcement central rib. You are welcome to choose the type of the leg and greave connection. It can be the holes on the bottom segment of the steel leg and pin on the greave. The couple holes will be drilled at the different height so you can choose the position that suits you the best. If you prefer to have the Legharness Charles VI Set be made without connective elements – you can choose it optionally (see option “holes & pin”). Armor set is equipped with the durable leather straps and steel buckles. Additionally there is riveted leather trim on the top of the cuisses. Made from the thick leather it serves for attaching the leg armor to the arming belt.
Complete this leg harness with the sabatons by your choice:
and arm protection of the same style: French Arm Armor
Legharness Charles VI Set can be used for reenactment and historical medieval battle.
Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.