"When attempting to crush savages under the heel of the Empire," the Praelia began, "it doesn't do to be cut off at the knees."
A Noble’s Knee Protection
Epic Armoury’s Green Noble Leather Poleyns are a pair of leather guards designed to protect the knees from pesky arrows. Molded and cut to provide the most protection to the entire knee--including the sides and the top of the shins--you can depend on this armour to keep you up on your feet. Overlapping plates provide comfort and flexibility, allowing great mobility on the battlefield. Perhaps most importantly, these poleyns also feature incredible details like scalloped leather and green velvet edging, as well as the cut-out designs.
Made of hard top-grain leather, these armour pieces are built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather care. Two leather straps are used to keep each of the Noble Poleyns in place. Brass eyelets along the shins and at the top of the poleyns can be used to attach to thigh and shin guards. Worn on their own or with an entire set of armour, these Noble Poleyns are sure to add some class to your costume.
Typically created with metal, knee armour is considered one of the earliest form of plate armour to be developed
Gothic style during the late 15th century developed the additional projection to protect the side of the knee