These greaves (shin armour) offer lightweight protection for the lower legs, below the knees. Although not required for SCA armoured combat, they offer protection against those stray shots that can wander down below the knees. They are also very useful for attaching knee cops to in order to hold them in place. They are formed from 0.1875" high density polyethylene (HDPE) and because of the thinning inherent in my vacuum forming process, final width can be closer to .1" in some edge spots. Thus, there is some flex to these greaves, at least at the sides where the plastic thins the most.
Size and Style
Currently only limited sizing is available, with more sizing options coming soon. If you don't see your size, send me a note and I can put your size in the R&D queue. Because of limitations with my vacuum forming equipment, I can only make pieces to a certain length. I therefore offer two styles of greave; simple and extended. Simple greaves are excellent if you want just a simple bit of protection for your lower leg, and you already have some form of protection right below your knee. Extended style includes an additional 1/8" HDPE plate riveted to the top of the greave, the height of which can change. In this way, I can vary the height of any given size of greave, accommodating for more custom sizing options.
See product images for sizing diagram.
*note for X and Y measurements; these are applicable only to the extended greave style, and the noted measurements are the default configuration. They can vary depending on customer needs. If you feel you'd like a different length for an X/Y configuration, please include that in a note at checkout. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me prior to ordering.
"A" should be larger than the width of your calf at widest point, taking into account any clothing or padding you may want.
"B" should be larger than the narrowest part of of your calf, taking into account any clothing or padding you may want.
"C" should be smaller than the distance from the ground to the top of your foot where it meets your leg, taking into account any footwear.
"D" is the height of the base set of greaves, measured from the top of your foot, taking into account your footwear.
"X" is the height of the extended set of greaves, measured from the top of your foot. Note that this measurement can vary, so if you want something that's not the default configuration, please let me know in the notes at checkout, or contact me directly.
"Y" is the height of the greave extension. Again, it can vary, see above.
I strap greaves in two spots; just above the widest part, and right at the narrowest part. If you want an alternate strapping configuration, please let me know.
Future additions to the line of armour include a rear greave to protect the back of your leg, and various sets of leg armour that incorporate this piece. Stay tuned!