Suede Shin

Item number: 4646

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The use of leather and metal protections is believed to be the reason why Victorian people thought there were "studded" armors. This confusion has come in many cases up to the present day where we can easily find references in role games or literature.  The truth is there are historical samples of leather or cloth protections riveted to metal bands to reinforce the structure what probably led to error to our ancestors. It´s a logical evolution in the transitional armour age and some examples can be seen on the Günther von Schwarzburg´s (1349) and Sir Thomas Cheyne´s (1375) funerary brasses what gives a wide range on dating this protections.

A very similar protection can be found on the Sir Thomas Cheynes´s effigy, where rows of rivets can be seen on the outside of the piece.

Circumf. lower part:  30 cm min. until 52 cm max.
Circumf. higher part: 39 cm min. until 58 cm max.

High quality split leather and steel. It may have small marks on its surface, imperfections or won´t be 100% homogeneous. Roughness and color may vary from piece to piece. The dying process is made using traditional techniques so final colour may vary depending on leather´s original tone.

Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil.

No returns will be accepted due to these issues.

Steel thickness: ca. 1,6 mm
Finish: polished
Size: Unisize
Shipping weight:2,40 Kg
Product weight: 1,90 Kg

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