These greaves are made from a 1 piece base and layers of heavy 9 ounce dyed leather with the knee coverage areas as well as the knee/leg lames being made from 10-11. I have hand cut, dyed, and sealed these greaves for weather resistance, as well as done some basic line work to give accent details.
Please notice the way the knee pieces are made to stand away from the greaves as well as your knees. Most greaves simply extend their length up or just add another flat piece riveted to the top of the greave to cover the knee.The problem with this is that, as you walk around, the knee flat knee pieces slap and rub your knees with every step. This eventually winds up rubbing away all the flesh, bone and cartilage away from your knee area..... Ok, that's a bit exaggerated ; but there is quite a bit of rubbing and chaffing that can get very painful. This design helps prevent that and allows you to comfortably wear them all day. The straps have been left long so they can be custom cut to length or, as I prefer to do, be folded back under and tucked under the keeper - as shown in the pics below. This is a design I came up with, patterned and made myself. It is not some machine punched piece, produced in bulk and put together by a gaggle of half starved orphan kids. Has the entire world lost it's mind?
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I have lots of pics and examples on there. Just search for Oristian Subculture. The item "DB Greaves w Articulated Knees leg Armor SCA LARP functional medieval fantasy" is in sale since Monday, June 3, 2013.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Reenactment & Reproductions". The seller is "cnmrobinson" and is located in Texarkana, Texas.This item can be shipped worldwide.