Greaves

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Medieval greaves in Nares cotton, black color

Burgschneider
154580000
16.45 €
Do you want to add an authentic touch to your medieval outfit? Then the Nares model cotton medieval greaves are perfect for you. These greaves, made of high-quality cotton, offer you comfort and resistance at the same time. The black color of these greaves gives them an elegant and mysterious look, ideal for any occasion. In addition, its adjustable...
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Medieval greaves in Nares cotton, green color

Burgschneider
154340000
16.45 €
Discover the incredible medieval cotton greaves Nares model! These greaves, available in an elegant green color, are the perfect complement to your medieval re-enactment events and live role-playing games. Made from high-quality cotton, these greaves not only look authentic, but are also comfortable to wear. Its adjustment by means of laces allows you to...
Greaves

Medieval greaves in Seran wool, brown color

Burgschneider
154600000
20.58 €
Do you want to add an authentic touch to your medieval outfit? Seran wool medieval greaves are the perfect choice. These greaves are made of high-quality wool and are available in an elegant brown colour. One of the advantages of these greaves is their perfect fit. Thanks to the laces, you can adjust them to your needs to guarantee maximum comfort during...
Greaves

Medieval greaves in Seran wool, black color

Burgschneider
154590000
20.58 €
Do you want to add an authentic touch to your medieval outfit? Then the Seran medieval woolen greaves are perfect for you. These greaves are made of high-quality wool and are available in an elegant black colour. One of the advantages of these greaves is their perfect fit. Thanks to the laces that they incorporate, you will be able to adjust them...
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Georg medieval greaves in polished steel

Mytholon
166000000
32.98 €
The Georg medieval greaves in polished steel are an ideal option for lovers of history and period recreations. These greaves are meticulously detailed with rivets, giving them an authentic and realistic look. One of the most prominent advantages of the Georg medieval greaves is their German brand, Mytholon. This renowned brand guarantees the quality and...
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Smooth metallic greaves Fantasy LARP

Lord of Battles
198860000
41.31 €
Discover the fantastic LARP fantasy smooth metallic greaves! These amazing greaves have been handcrafted from 18 gauge mild steel making them strong yet lightweight. They are ideal to complement your LARP and Cosplay outfits, giving you an authentic and amazing look. Best of all, when you wear them, you'll hardly notice them, thanks to their design that...
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Olive green padded greaves model Farald

Mytholon
243390000
9.83 €
Experience supreme comfort with the Farald padded greaves in an elegant olive green color. These Farald Padded Greaves are designed to provide greater comfort when wearing greaves of any armor, preventing bruises and abrasions on the legs. With the Farald model padded greaves, you can enjoy the protection of greaves without sacrificing comfort. The soft,...
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Brown leather greaves Quintus models

Mytholon
250710000
41.24 €
The Quintus Model Leather Greaves in Brown are an essential addition to your "Quintus" armor set. Here are some key features of these leather greaves: Complementary Design: These greaves are designed to match perfectly with the "Quintus" armor, allowing you to create a complete and authentic armor set for historical reenactment, LARP or live role-playing...
Leather greaves and bracelets pack for armor - Refurbished
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49.59 € 66.12 €
Complete your medieval armor with our Pack of Leather Greaves and Bracelets, designed to provide you with protection and style on your historical adventures. Made from high-quality leather and featuring a sturdy design, these accessories are perfect for any historical reenactment or cosplay enthusiast. Featured Features: Reliable Protection: Made from...
Greaves

Metal greaves with straps

Battle Merchant
020760000
42.48 €
Are you looking for the best greaves to protect your legs in battle? Then these metal greaves with straps are just the thing for you. Designed with style and functionality in mind, these silver steel greaves are a robust and durable option. Created with 1.2mm thick steel, these greaves guarantee optimum protection for your legs. Whether you're fighting in...
Greaves

warrior brown greaves

Epic Armoury
031840000
37.19 €
Are you a warrior looking for protection and style? Then you can't miss these amazing brown leather warrior greaves. Engineered with the highest quality and attention to detail, these greaves will give you the protection you need on the battlefield. One of the main advantages of these greaves is their self-adjusting adjustment system with buckles on the...
Greaves

Roman greaves in brass

Battle Merchant
037220000
98.98 €
Take your battles back to ancient Rome with these amazing brass Roman greaves! These brass plated greaves are the perfect complement to any Roman armour. Made from high-quality brass, they are strong and durable, offering you reliable protection on your medieval adventures. One of the advantages of these greaves is their light weight of just 1.7 kg,...
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viking steel greave

Ulfberth
037930000
42.48 €
Discover the authentic Viking steel greave, an essential piece for every lover of Nordic culture and fan of the Vikings. Manufactured by the renowned German manufacturer Ulfberth, this greave is designed with high-quality materials and impeccable finishes that make it a durable and resistant piece. The design of this Viking greave stands out for its 7 2...
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Pair of metallic Greaves

Battle Merchant
038190000
65.98 €
Are you looking for a reliable and long-lasting protection for your legs in your battles and combat training? Then our metal greaves are just right for you. Made of high quality steel with a thickness of 2mm, our greaves offer you exceptional resistance and protection. The metal edges are carefully folded to further increase your safety during combat....
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Spartan Brass Greaves

Battle Merchant
038550000
147.17 €
Are you passionate about history and Spartan warriors? If so, these brass Spartan greaves are just what you need to complete your outfit and feel like a true hoplite. Made of strong brass and lined with leather for incredible comfort, these greaves will provide optimal protection without sacrificing your mobility on the battlefield. With a total height of...
Greaves

Medieval knight greaves with straps

Battle Merchant
079670000
98.98 €
Protect your legs like a brave medieval knight with these incredible steel greaves! Silver steel greaves with self-adjusting straps are the perfect complement to your armour. Manufactured with 2 mm steel. thick, they guarantee optimal protection during your epic battles. With an imposing and resistant design, these greaves are ideal for any warrior...
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Adam medieval greaves

Mytholon
088090000
24.71 €
The Adam set medieval greaves are the perfect choice for history buffs and brave warriors looking for protection and style. Made of high-quality carbon steel, these greaves are extremely durable and strong, providing excellent protection for your legs. At 1.2mm thick, these greaves strike the perfect balance between strength and lightness, allowing you to...
Arm Bracers

Markward Bracers and Greaves Set

Mytholon
088290000
28.84 €
Don't miss out on this spectacular set of Markward bracers and greaves! This incredible set is made of carbon steel with a thickness of 1.2 mm, which guarantees its resistance and durability. In addition, they are easily adjusted thanks to the included leather straps. The bracelets have a length of 25 cms. and a weight of 900 grs., while the greaves...
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viking greaves

Epic Armoury
091380000
37.19 €
Do you want to complete your Viking armor with style and protection? Then the Epic Armory Viking Greaves are just what you need. These greaves are made of high-quality leather, with reinforced edges to ensure greater durability. Available in black and brown, you can choose the one that best suits your style and preferences. One of the most outstanding...
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Roman Commander Greaves

Windlass Steel Crafts
102400000
112.50 €
Discover the impressive Roman Commander Greaves, an authentic jewel for lovers of Roman history and culture. Handcrafted by the skilled artisans at Windlass Steel Crafts, these greaves are a testament to ancient Roman artistry and precision. With a height of 39 cm, they become an imposing piece that will capture everyone's attention. The main material of...
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Steel Strapping Greaves

Battle Merchant
108320000
118.32 €
Are you a true warrior looking for the perfect protection for your legs? Look no further because Battle Merchant's Steel Strap Greaves are exactly what you need. These greaves are made from high quality 1.6mm thick steel plates, making them extremely strong and durable. Best of all, these greaves are very comfortable to wear. They close easily thanks to...
Breastplates and Pauldrons

Orc Full Metal Armor, Deal

Epic Armoury
106980000
272.73 €
Deal Orc Armor is the perfect addition to your Orc or Barbarian outfit. Designed to offer complete protection, this full metal armor includes the torso, shoulder pads, bracers and leg protection. Each piece of this armor is made of high quality steel, ensuring exceptional resistance to any blow or impact. Additionally, top grain leather straps and...
Greaves

Adjustable greaves with metallic decorations

Battle Merchant
115360000
47.58 €
Discover our incredible adjustable Greaves with metallic decorations, which are made of thick cowhide to guarantee their durability and resistance. These greaves are ideal to complement your LARP period costumes, whether they are Greek, Roman, or medieval, among others. Our greaves have a unique and striking design thanks to their metallic ornaments,...
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Squire's medieval greaves

Epic Armoury
115990000
45.45 €
The Squire's Medieval Greaves are the perfect accessory for any brave warrior looking to protect their legs during combat. Made with top quality leather, these greaves are synonymous with strength and durability. These greaves are fashioned with four thick full-grain leather plates, held together using strong leather cords. This guarantees great...
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Medieval soldier leather greaves

Epic Armoury
116060000
37.19 €
The medieval soldier's Greaves made of premium quality leather are the perfect complement to any armor. Specially designed to protect the lower legs, these greaves are stylish and durable. The armor is made of leather oblongs cut from chrome-tanned leather, ensuring its strength and durability. Additionally, it is riveted with brass studs on smooth...
Greaves

Spartan Greaves, bronze finish

Windlass Steel Crafts
121630000
149.63 €
The Spartan Greaves are the perfect accessory for any warrior looking for protection and style on the battlefield. They are made of high-quality steel with an aged bronze finish, which gives them resistance and an imposing appearance. These greaves have been specially designed to protect the warrior's knees and shins from any enemy attack. With an...
Greaves

Scout medieval greaves, polished finish

Epic Armoury
142470000
30.58 €
Discover the incredible medieval Scout Greaves with a polished finish. These greaves are the perfect accessory for any intrepid adventurer who wants to protect their legs without losing mobility. Precision-engineered, each leg guard is made from high-grade mild steel and given a polished finish for a sleek, imposing look. Explorer's medieval greaves are...
Greaves

Medieval Greaves Reinforced Cross, Pair

Battle Merchant
143800000
50.98 €
Are you looking for reliable protection for your legs during your medieval battles? The cross reinforced medieval greaves are just what you need. These robust leg guards are carefully crafted to provide not only protection, but also optimal support for your shins. The greaves are made with a 2mm thick outer shell, made from high quality vegetable tanned...
Greaves

Illumine Fantasy Greaves, brass

Epic Armoury
144070000
99.17 €
Discover the incredible Illumine Fantasy Greaves, an essential piece for every self-respecting warrior. These greaves are made from 1mm thick steel and feature an elegant brass finish, giving them a unique and eye-catching appearance. Inspired by the legendary elven warriors of fantasy, these greaves are designed to cover and protect the shins in the knee...
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Medieval Explorer's Greaves, Dark Finish

Epic Armoury
144080000
37.19 €
The Medieval Explorer Greaves with a dark finish are the perfect complement for any brave adventurer. These mild steel leg guards are designed to provide maximum protection without sacrificing maneuverability. Each greave consists of a piece of steel, secured together by a strong but flexible leather strap. What makes these greaves special is their 1mm...
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Roman steel greaves

Windlass Steel Crafts
144460000
66.00 €
Discover our incredible Roman steel greaves, designed to provide impenetrable protection for your lower leg during the most intense battles. Inspired by the designs depicted in the reliefs on Trajan's Column in Rome, our greaves are a true testament to Roman military history and tradition. These Roman greaves are made of high quality steel, with an 18...
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Markward medieval greaves, polished finish

Mytholon
150800000
28.84 €
Protect your legs like a true medieval warrior with the Markward Greaves! These incredible greaves, belonging to the Markward set, are made of high-quality carbon steel with a polished finish that makes them look spectacular. Its 1.2 mm thickness guarantees exceptional resistance to withstand any blow or impact in your battles. But that is not all! The...
Greaves

Renegade Adventurer Greaves, polished finish

Epic Armoury
153830000
66.12 €
Discover the Renegade Adventurer Greaves, with a polished finish that makes them stand out from the rest. These greaves are the perfect complement to your armor, as they are made from a strong and durable material such as 1mm mild steel. Its main function is to protect the shin and the lower part of the front leg, giving you the security you need on your...
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Renegade Adventurer Greaves, Epic Dark finish

Epic Armoury
153840000
82.64 €
Discover the Renegade Adventurer Greaves with an Epic Dark finish, the perfect complement for any intrepid adventurer. These greaves are made from 1mm thick mild steel, making them a strong and durable option to protect your legs during your most daring exploits. Cleverly designed, these greaves are designed to cover the shin and lower front leg without...
Greaves

Roman Greaves Praetorian Guard embossed in brass

Battle Merchant
154890000
224.73 €
The Roman Greaves of the Praetorian Guard embossed in brass are the perfect complement for any Roman re-enactment or LARP event in which you want to look like a true soldier of ancient Rome. These greaves are made of 1mm thick brass, which provides them with excellent resistance and durability. In addition, their aged finish gives them a truly antique and...
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Dreki model medieval greaves, Polished-Epic Dark

Epic Armoury
155340000
82.64 €
Do you want to feel like a real nordic fantasy warrior? Then the Dreki model medieval greaves are perfect for you. With a polished finish and parts in Epic Dark color, these greaves will not only provide you with effective protection, but will also make you look imposing and powerful. Dreki greaves are designed to cover the front of the lower legs and...
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Orc Raider Steel Greaves, LARP

Epic Armoury
156570000
107.44 €
Are you ready to take your LARP combat experience to the next level? Then you need the amazing Orc Raider Steel Greaves from Epic Armoury. These greaves are not just simple leg armor, they are much more than that. They will give you the protection you need during your intense battles and, at the same time, they will give your character an aggressive and...
107.44 €
Protect your legs from blows and cuts in your next Larp event with the polyurethane greaves of the Barbarians from Epic Armoury. These leg armors are a unique way to keep your shins safe while taking on your enemies on the battlefield. The greaves are made from lightweight polyurethane foam, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time....
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Medieval Bodyguard Greaves, Epic Armory

Epic Armoury
159890000
90.91 €
The Epic Armoury Bodyguards Kit Medieval Greaves are the perfect addition for mighty warriors who recognize the advantages of quality armour. Designed to provide maximum protection on the battlefield, these greaves are lightweight and comfortable to wear, allowing you to move with agility and dexterity without compromising your safety. One of the main...
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Greaves of the Palace Guards from Epic Armory

Epic Armoury
160250000
82.64 €
The Epic Armoury Palace Guards Kit Greaves are the perfect choice for powerful warriors who value the quality of their armor. Engineered from high-strength polyurethane, these greaves are not only lightweight and comfortable to wear, but easy to maintain as well. With them, you can be the best on the battlefield and make sure your character is well...
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Greaves in History

The greaves of warriors and conquerors are pieces of armor that have played a crucial role in protecting the legs for centuries. These pieces covered the leg from the knee to the base of the feet, providing defense for soldiers on the battlefield. Their origin dates back to ancient Greece and they were later popularized by the Roman Empire.

The first greaves that we know of were used by the Greeks in the archaic period. These greaves were made of bronze and fitted to the warrior's leg. Over time, they evolved in design and materials, becoming an essential part of Roman soldiers' armor. The greave became an iconic feature of Roman military clothing and was worn both in battle and in triumphal parades.

Importantly, the word "greave" refers specifically to the piece of armor that covers the entire leg. When the armor only covers the shin, it is called "cnemida," "spinillera," "canilleta" or "esquinelle." On the other hand, when it completely encloses the leg, it is called a "grebón." These words indicate variations of the greave itself, and the "ocrea" used by the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans can be considered a true greave in its broadest sense.

The Evolution of Greaves throughout History

Over the centuries, greaves underwent significant changes in their design and manufacture. In the Middle Ages, materials such as steel were adopted to improve strength and protection. In addition, different styles developed, from the simple and functional greaves of medieval knights to the elaborate decorative pieces worn by the high nobility.

With the advent of gunpowder and the evolution of firearms, the need for greaves gradually decreased as full armor became less practical on the battlefield. However, his legacy lives on in the iconography of knights and the representation of bravery and protection.

Greaves Today

Today, greaves are primarily items of historical and cultural interest. They are exhibited in museums and private collections as testimony to the craftsmanship and technology of the time. They are also an important part of historical reenactment and the entertainment industry, where they are used to bring to life past eras in films, theater, and historical events.

Although no longer worn on the battlefield, greaves remain a symbol of the bravery and determination of warriors of bygone eras. Its rich history and legacy live on in the collective memory and continue to fascinate people interested in military history and ancient clothing.

Curious Questions about Greaves

  • What is the historical origin of greaves?

The origin of greaves lies in ancient Greece, where they were first used. Later, they were popularized by the Roman Empire and became an essential part of the clothing of warriors and conquerors.

What is the difference between greaves, cnemids, shin guards, canilletas and esquinels?

The word "greave" applies specifically to the piece of armor that covers the entire leg, from the knee to the foot. When it only covers the shin, it is known as "cnemida", "spinillera", "canilleta" or "esquinelle". These terms are variants of the greave and are used to describe different parts of the leg protected by armor.

What is an ocrea and what is its relationship with greaves?

The ocrea is a piece of armor used by Greeks, Etruscans and Romans that can be considered a true greave. It is a leg protection that can cover from the knee to the foot, making it a variant of the greaves used in ancient times.

What was the main function of greaves in ancient armor?

Greaves had the main function of protecting the legs of warriors in combat. They provided crucial defense against blows and cuts to this vulnerable area of the body, allowing warriors to move more safely on the battlefield.

How have greaves evolved throughout history in terms of design and materials?

Throughout history, greaves have undergone significant changes in their design and the materials used. Initially, they were made of leather and metal, but over time they became more elaborate and decorative. In the Middle Ages, greaves became more complex and artistic in their design, with ornamental details.

What is the importance of preserving the history of greaves and their use today?

Preserving the history of greaves is important for understanding the evolution of clothing and protection in ancient warfare and culture. Additionally, greaves and similar pieces are still used in historical reenactment and cultural events to keep tradition and appreciation of military history alive.

Discover more about the fascinating greaves and their place in the history of warfare and body protection. Explore our catalog of historical armor and immerse yourself in the past of brave warriors and conquerors!

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