- Greaves (Iron)
- Thick leather straps are provided for an adjustable fit
- rolled edges
- 13 1/2 from ankle up
- sold as a pair
The primary purpose of greaves is to protect the tibia from attack. Greaves were common until around the ninth century, where they largely disappeared. There is not much evidence of their use until the second quarter of the thirteenth century. Almost all greaves used at this time are known as “Demi-greaves”.
Our Plain Iron Greaves Lower Leg Armour are a simple form of leg protection. These plain greaves are suitable for many historic periods from Roman to Renaissance. Our version, measuring 13 1/2" from ankle up, is made of solid thick iron with rolled edges. They also contain thick leather straps with buckles for adjustable fit.
Greaves were not in common use until the 2nd Dacian Wars. Greaves were common until around the ninth century, then again, from the second quarter of the thirteenth century.
These brass greaves are a simple rendering of those worn by Republican legionaries and by certain types of gladiators