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IMPORTANT: THIS ITEM WILL BE MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. DELIVERY WILL TAKE SIX WEEKS.
These 16 gauge greaves weigh 3.6 kilos in total. They are 53cm long and 32cm wide at the calf (including curvature). They also protect the knees. Each greave has 2 long and robust straps and buckles. The knee section is not articulated but rigid, indeed there is no need for the knee section to flex and bend in the opposite direction to the lower greave.
The knee coverage is slightly set forward from the shin section so there is zero friction when walking. The foot area is 12cm wide and curves around the top of any boot. With sturdy footwear you will hardly feel them. This design means that the greaves are not battling with gravity, there is no slippage downwards or sideways and you do not have to make the straps uncomfortably tight to make the armour secure. These greaves will fit all adult males, from medium size to XXXL.
This is a copy of a late medieval design, and upon wearing them you will realise their perfection and functionality. They are extremely comfortable, I have personally worn these for ten hours straight, without the slightest soreness afterwards. And I was not even wearing padding beneath them.
Although not considered primary pieces of armour for re-enactors, grieves are the pivotal pieces of equipment that will turn your prized collection of body armour (EG: cuirass, helm and gauntlets) into an actual suit of armour; wherein the bulk of the body becomes truly encased in steel.