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cuisses and greaves, simple knee cops, articulated knee cops

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 Prices will be honoured until 31 June 2013

#15-e
SCA grade Cuisse
very plain, inexpensive, very tough


The SCA punishes armour more than any other martial art group, and the upper leg is generally the hardest hit part of the body!  Normal period armours need not apply.  Hinges shatter and split, buckles get driven into the skin, and edges get driven into the leg with depressing regularity.  Therefore, a cuisse which can stand up to SCA combat is bigger, covers the side of the leg right up to the hip joint, and has no hinges or buckles.  I personally don't put any padding between the cuisse and my leg...hopefully the "slap" of the armour will penetrate my adrenaline rush, and help me "calibrate". If you are prone to bruising a quarter inch of sill gasket will cushion things a bit.  I always make these in 16 gauge unless otherwise specified. These cuisses comprise our SCA legal entry level Beginner's Armour #2 in the "full armour" section of this catalogue.  These are supplied with plenty of eyelets so that you can use points (laces) to tie it onto the belt, and to tie the really simple knee cops to the cuisse.  This is a period fastening method, and is used not just because it is inexpensive, but because it is easier to find a shoe lace when you are on the far end of the woods during the woods battle than it is to find a leather strap and rivet set. That is an old photo....I now supply them with a 2 inch leather strip riveted inside the top edge (see the next picture down!), to which you attach your points (laces).  Also, all edges which might come into contact with your skin are flared outwards.

Plain SCA legal cuisses in 16 gauge.......
per pair / #15-e - $75.00 . Canadian Dollars

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I made a pair of these with hinges for myself....the hinges are pretty robust, and so far, they have held up pretty well. They make it easier to put them on and off, and easier to store in the armour bag.  I will warranty that they will pass Marshallate inspection for a full year and then some. But I got to admit....no matter how tough the hinges are, they can't be as tough as a plain wrap-around cuisse!

#15f
Hinged Cuisses
(shown mounted on articulated knee cop)
(knee cop not included)
This picture also shows the leather and flare I put in all these cuisses these days.
More period cuisses with hinges, in 16 gauge.
$155.00 Canadian Dollars




#15-g

More Period Cuisse and Knee Cop

Southtower made knee cops...rough in the shop

Rough from the shop...showing constrution details.
The white colour is primer paint....grin! These ones eventually were painted jet black!

Fitting rough knee cops to customer
Fitting the rough knee cop to the customer.  Note that the wing is not mounted yet.
Customer wanted straight across the top of the knee cop, no points.  Easily done.

click on the image to enlarge.

Same price as above, but roping will be extra. 
Think long and hard about getting edges roped!
  Rolling is five bucks an inch, and roping adds another 2 bucks an inch to that!




Simple (Inexpensive) Armour
 

#15-h
Simple knee cop

Simple Knee cop, 16 gauge, plain wing
$85.00 Canadian Dollars

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 #15-i
Articulated Knee Cop
(click on above pic to see larger version)

13th to 15th century articulated knee cop as shown attached to the cuisse and a demi-greave. The price below is for just the cops, ready for you to put them on the 15e cuisse yourself. Please note there is a non period but very important mini-wing on the inside of the cop to provide "hard coverage of both sides of the knee" as required by SCA regulations.  The above picture is looking at the inside of the leg...to see the outside of the leg click here.or you can see them in the fighting pic above.
................................... per pair / #15-h - $250.00 . Canadian Dollars

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#15j
Demi Greave
(see pic above)
The Demi Greave is usually shaped to match your tasset, helping you to consolidate the design of  your armour. I almost never make them separate from the knee cops, but if you want them, they are pretty inexpensive for such a nice completer piece. That is a demi greave hanging off the knee cop on the picture above. They would normally have a hole for the post on your greave to poke through and be cotter pinned into place.
Demi Greave per pair #15j........$14.00 Canadian Dollars

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Prices do not include
GST (Canada), PST (Ontario), or shipping from
Metcalfe, Ontario. E-mail for quote on shipping
price (please specify armour type).
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