Rigid plate armour to complement chainmail quickly gained popularity in the mid-1200s. The 13th Century Poleyns are inspired by illuminations, funerary sculptures, and other artworks showing this sort of knee protection. Steel knee cops like these help to reinforce the weak points in a knights armour. The knee plates have leather straps that help to secure them in place. These steel poleyns make the perfect addition to your armour set for LARP events and historical re-enactments.
Please note that steel thickness may vary slightly due to the handcrafted methods used in the manufacture of this item.
When purchasing armour pieces, in order for the pieces to be compatible, it is best to stay within the brand.
- Fastens with leather straps
- Offers excellent protection to knees
- Great for LARP and re-enactment use
- Made of 16 gauge steel
- This armour will arrive to you covered in protective oil. While this oil can be removed, it must be replaced with another protective maintenance product to protect your steel armour from rusting. Occasional oiling is necessary for the proper maintenance of this armour. When storing this armour, protect it from oxidation by coating it with machine oil. For more on how to protect and maintain your steel armour, check out our guide on Taking Care of Steel Armour.