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 2mm thick hand forged iron bars. More information...
Splinted greaves Valsgärde, 7th century
The splinted greavescan be drawn tight to adapt to the leg's circumference with laced leather straps. This part of the Viking armour is designed for real use, it is fully combat-ready! It is made it by a Czech armourer. It is no cheap import from Asia.
- Leather gauge: 2,8mm
- Gauge of the iron bars: Gauge 14 (2,0mm)
- Half-matt finish (satin)
- Overall weight: 3,25 kg
Specifications of the UNI size:
- Overall length of the iron bars is 46cm.
- Overall width of the seven iron bars is 23,5cm.
We can make these Viking splinted greaves to measure for you, you just have to fill in measurements 4c, 4e, 4f and 4g in this measurement chart.