- pair of knee cap guards(poleyn)
- 16 gauge steel
- weighs .5 kg (approx. 1 lb.) each
- It fits knees (measured around the hollow of one’s knee) from 40cms. (16 inches) to 55 cms. (22 inches)
- buckled straps for easier wear
- scalloped red leather detailing
Our Knee Cap Set (poleyn) is made from 16 gauge steel, each one weighs .5 kg (approx. 1 lb.) It fits knees (measured around the hollow of one’s knee) from 40cms. (16 inches) to 55 cms. (22 inches). Features scalloped read leather detailing that has been riveted in place.
The poleyn was a component of Medieval and Renaissance armor that protected the knee. During the transition from mail armor to plate armor, this was among the earliest plate components to develop. They first appeared in the mid-thirteenth century and remained in use until the early seventeenth century when firearms made them obsolete.
An early example of poleyns worn over chausses, from an illustration by Villard de Honnecourt (thirteenth century). As well as Ludwig III wearing gothic armor with prominent poleyns, from a fifteenth-century manuscript.