The Common Soldier’s Saviour: The Robert Greaves
When LARPing or Cosplaying, it’s always good to have pieces that work well with different outfits. This is true for clothing, but also for armor. These greaves are fantastic as part of a soldier’s armor, especially if we’re talking about a common soldier or guard.
They have a unique and distinctive construction, being made up of a series of woven suede strips that form the body of each greave. These strips are secured in place by a number of metal rivets, which lend a studded and more fierce appearance.
The suede strips make the greaves comfortable to wear, which is ideal when you’ll be wearing them all day. They are secured to the leg with three buckled straps. This armor piece can mixed and matched with other leather armor pieces, to create a truly unique look.
Robert the Bruce: Leader of the Emancipation of Scotland
One of the most famous Roberts of history has to be Robert the Bruce, who was the king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329, when he died. Robert’s life was a series of battles and triumphs, much like the situation in Scotland at the time.
Robert struggled to the gain the crown, even committing murder to ensure his position, but he didn’t rest on his laurels. The ongoing war for Scottish independence hadn’t been going well, with William Wallace having not long been executed. However, Robert began a new campaign to free his land.
It started badly, with Robert losing a major battle and being driven into hiding, while three of his brothers were executed and his family captured. However, Robert pushed back, and the Scottish flocked behind his banner.
After twenty-two long years, the reigning King of England finally signed a treaty which recognised the independence of Scotland.
The technical specifications for the Robert Greaves are as follows:
- Material: Thick cowhide suede straps, metal rivets.
- Colour: Black, brown, or green.
- Top Width: 11.8 inches.
- Length: 19.7 inches.
- Bottom Width: 9 inches.