Splinted greaves Valsgärde, 7th cen.
This type of splinted guards dates back to the 9th century. It was designed according to archaeological finds in Valsgärde. They were quite common but the warrior's financial means were also of importance in this case. They protected their wearer against undesirable sword blows. Vikings knee and shin guards are made of 2 mm thick hand forged iron bars.
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