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2Q Gothic Leg Protection - Polished Steel - Medium/Large
2Q Gothic Leg Protection - Polished Steel - Medium/Large
Item no: 201051-2Q
Your price : LoginRRP: 99,99 EUR
EAN Number:5704742206144
Brand:Epic Armoury
Type:Complete Leg Armour
Colour:Polished Steel
Position:Legs
Fittings:Leather Straps & Buckles
Ring Size:1mm/19 Gauge
Size:Medium/Large
Weight:3200 grams / 112,88 oz
Full Length:59,0
Thigh Top Width:22,0
Released:
Material 1:Mild Steel
Release Date:20-04-2018
Universe:Sovereign

Ow. Ow, ow, ow. Okay, that hit to the leg didn’t seem like much at first, but now you find yourself limping in the ring. Your dueling opponent seems quite pleased; your injured leg seems quite painful.

Despite the limp, you keep your head and take your time looking for an opportunity. Your opponent is overconfident at the sight of your dented Gothic Leg Protection, and that will be their downfall.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury’s 2nd Quality Gothic Leg Protection consists of cuisses to protect the lower thighs, articulated poleyns covering the knees, and half demi-greaves protecting the upper shins and sides of the calves. The poleyon knee-cups are articulated, composed of four overlapping plates and fitted with a projecting heart-shaped plate adding cover to the notoriously under-protected hamstring. This armour piece is held up via straps tied to the wearer’s belt and held in place via guiding straps around the thighs and calves.

The Gothic Arm Protection is made from mild steel with rolled edges that form ridges around the rims. The design is historically inspired by the renaissance, but the style and functionality is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours, allowing freedom to combine armours and customize a character’s looks to fit your needs.

2nd Quality products are shipped “as is.” Colours and aesthetics may vary, but you can still expect each product to uphold our high standard for usability and safety. This particular Gothic Leg Protection has a deformed rolled edge that was flattened during transit. Take a look in the photos to get the best idea of what to expect. There are no sharp edges and it functions as normal.

HISTORY

  • Gothic style historically developed in the 1420-1440s thanks to technological advances
  • Characterized by the curves, flutes and ridges, which strengthened the armour and deflected projectiles

  • Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
  • Rolled edges with no sharp edges
  • Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
  • Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
  • Polished steel finish

Epic Armoury metal works products should be treated with a wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil and kept in dry storage. Metal armour containing leather parts would needs a separate maintenance for the leather. Please read the "Leather Straps and Fittings" section below for leather cleaning and maintenance using leather-care products.

Degreasing and preparing your armour for use

When you open your armour, you may be overwhelmed by the smell of grease and oil. The oil has been applied to protect your armour during storage and transport. Use a degreasing product or mineral spirits and a dry cloth or paper towels to remove all the oil from your plate armour parts. Chainmail is a bit harder to remove all the oil from the links, but it can be done in much the same way. Wipe off as much as you can with a dry cloth, and with the remaining oil, you can remove the grease from the chainmail with mineral spirits or another solvent by spraying it on the links. You can also choose to fully submerge your chainmail in a degreasing product and use your hands to agitate the metal in the solution, this will completely remove all oil and grease from your links. After removal of the oil, make sure to dry your armour thoroughly. Strong, warm sunlight is great for drying your armour, but you can also use a hairdryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. Be careful not to overheat any leather parts when using a heat gun.

Cleaning

Moisture is the enemy of armour and chainmail. If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible. After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality acid-free vegetable oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of the exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.

Rust-Prevention and Removal

Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil. Epic Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.

Leather Straps and Fittings

Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.

You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.

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