You heard stories about the Battle of Troy and the legendary fighters who took part. When you learned the greatest soldier of them all was defeated due to a weak heel, you decided it was time to get a little leg protection of your own.
Your Persian Greaves protect some of your weakest spots, keeping you fit for battle. You’ll learn from the mistakes of legends...maybe one day you’ll become a legend, yourself.
Epic Armoury’s Polished Steel Persian Greaves is a set of steel leg protection designed to protect the shins and calves. Formed to the shin and connected by chainmail, these greaves are designed to sit comfortably over the shins while leaving room for poleyns to cover the kneecaps. They reach from below the knee and narrow around the ankles, and are secured with two adjustable top-grain leather straps. The chainmail and back plate further protect the calves, giving your legs full coverage.
The Persian Greaves are designed to match Epic Armoury’s Roman collection, but can be mixed and matched to fit your character’s unique costume. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in Polished Steel and Epic Dark; and in One Size.
Plate armour became popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century, and was often combined with chainmail to be more cost effective and mobile
Chainmail is one of the oldest types of armour in the world, introduced in the 4th century B.C.
Popular in Roman and early medieval ages by infantry and early knights
Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
Rolled edges with no sharp edges
Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.