Poleyns.Early 14th century style.
16g mild steel with brass rivets.
I have had a ton of requests for these but have had so little time between custom orders to make any. This pair had been sitting here in the shop nearly finished for almost 2 years. I finally got them done! I am completely overwhelmed with work custom orders now but I will do my best to make some more for stock to meet the demand.
This style of knee is commonly called a "Soup can" knee do to its general shape. I believe the design to be completely historically viable but it is hard to say as there are so few surviving examples. This type of knee is seen often in paintings and on sculpture from Medieval era. I added leather strips inside the knees at the top and bottom flairs to which I suspect were used to lace on chainmail fringe or possible to stitch them to gamboised (quilted) legs.
These are strapped with commercial buckles and come with a diffused polish. Made from 14g mild steel. These can fit a wide variety of people depending on how much padding they intend to use.