The lower legs were vulnerable in battle from attack by both weapons and often by kicking. Protection ranged from bronze leg coverings in ancient times to the fully articulated plate armor of the Middle Ages.
No Legionnaire would be caught without his leg armor. These detailed greaves are fit for an officer. Hand formed from steel, plated in brass and antiqued. Measuring 15-1/2" long, they are lined in suede with thick leather thong lacing.
Greaves are designed to protect the lower leg from the cut of a sword or the vicious kicking that occurred during battle. Although worn by many Roman units, greaves were not worn by all. Our replica steel greaves are based on patterns pictured in the reliefs on Trajan's Column in Rome. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, they feature an articulated knee piece for extra protection.