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Archaic greaves by Royal Oak Armoury
This is a pair of custom-fit 8%-tin bronze archaic Greek greaves with felt lining and leather & sinew edge binding I recently finished. The spring potential of the work-hardened bronze allows these greaves to grip the leg tightly and not loosen or gap after repeated opening, as will happen with brass greaves. The bronze was hand-drawn from a thicker plate, and 25% of the weight was removed during grinding and polishing to completely obliterate tool marks, leaving a smooth and highly reflective surface. Finished weight of 800 grams each.

After polishing:
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After lining:
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Thanks for looking!
They look excellent!
A marvel to see, and presumably wear!
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
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