A Noble’s Knee Protection
Epic Armoury’s Black Noble Leather Poleyns are a pair of leather guards designed to protect the knees from pesky arrows. Molded and cut to provide the most protection to the entire knee–including the sides and the top of the shins–you can depend on this armour to keep you up on your feet. Overlapping plates provide comfort and flexibility, allowing great mobility on the battlefield. Perhaps most importantly, these poleyns also feature incredible details like scalloped leather and black velvet edging, as well as the cut-out designs.
Made of hard top-grain leather, these armour pieces are built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather care. Two leather straps are used to keep each of the Noble Poleyns in place. Brass eyelets along the shins and at the top of the poleyns can be used to attach to thigh and shin guards. Worn on their own or with an entire set of armour, these Noble Poleyns are sure to add some class to your costume.
Available in colours Dark Red, Green and Black; and One Size.
- Typically created with metal, knee armour is considered one of the earliest form of plate armour to be developed
- Gothic style during the late 15th century developed the additional projection to protect the side of the knee
- Made from natural, full-grain quality leather
- Straps and fittings made from natural, top-grain quality leather
- Top-grain leather fittings
- Stitching around edges strengthen structural stability and increase lifetime
- Colours dyed into material
- Handmade by qualified professionals. Measurements are approximations.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
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.