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IMPORTANT: THIS ITEM WILL BE MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. DELIVERY MAY TAKE UP TO SIX WEEKS.
The knee is a complex and delicate piece of anatomy that is easy to injure. An impact to the knee can cause a dislocated or fractured kneecap, which is painful, debilitating and slow to mend. Some people are more prone to dislocating knee cap injuries due to their anatomy - the groove that the kneecap sits in may be shallower than normal which makes a patella dislocation more likely - so even a minor impact down there can be a serious matter. In the development of steel plate body armour in the Middle Ages we find that the Poleyne or knee-cop was the earliest introduction - the knees being considered more important to cover with steel plate than even the chest! (source: Armour & Weapons by Charles Ffoulks, 1909). The wellbeing of your knees and the muscles around them are an integral part of your fitness - so to fight without knee cover is quite a big deal. Knee cops are fine, but they have to be carefully fitted, well fixed and properly suspended to be practical; these greaves, however, will give you that all-important stable and comfortable knee cover with virtually no hassle. They will sit comfortably on a pair of boots and with two buckled leather straps at the rear of each greave, they will not move around. Width at widest point: 16.5cm. Height: 50cm. These greaves are made from 20 gauge steel and weigh 1.1 kilos each.