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These are great handmade medieval pirate boots of unusual and well thought-out design, made out of 100% tan leather (cow hide). The sole is made of special rubber. These boots are specially designed and made-to-measure to fit exactly your foot and calf. The back lacing lets you to adjust the boot size exact to your calf size.
Our Pirate boots Black Bart are top quality and hand-made of genuine leather by an experienced European shoe-maker. They have a folded over cuff, they are almost knee high. They will definitely be a great addition to your Pirate ensemble.
The Pirate boots are available in sizes after this chart. If you select the size "made-to-measure", they will be manufactured according to this measurement chart. Please fill it in after you finish your order.
You can set the total shoe height (measured from the ground) of this model Medieval men´s high boots Pirate, so that it corresponds with the individual body height of the wearer. It is not advisable to choose a shoe height above 2” (5cm) below the kneecap. The maximum shoe height is usually about 19” (48 cm).
Our footwear is produced from leather of three basic colours: black, dark brown and light brown (also described as tan color). Any other color has to be applied in form of special covering varnish that has one important drawback. Cracks of the varnished leather may appear after some time of use. The varnish on mechanically strained parts may even crumble away. Please consider this fact before placing your order, as we cannot provide guarantee for the varnish for two years as usually. If you intend to use such shoes or boots just only once (e.g. for a wedding) or only several times a year, we assure you the shoes will serve you well and give you joy.
The shoes are treated with balm containing beeswax. The shoes are made of genuine leather. You can treat them with various shoe care products. The balm softens the leather soft and waterproofs it. Moreover, it makes the leather darker. If you do not have the balm, you can also use oil for leather or a normal shoe polish. The shoes polish can easily tone the leather color and cover minor imperfections (e.g. scuffed shoe tips).
When putting on the pirate boots, please do not pull on the decorative cuff. Pull on the boot shaft. The cuff seam could yield or the cuff could be torn (off).
The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.