“Unicorn” Western Knees
Articulated knee cops with etching
Unicorn Western Knees
Articulated knee plates with decorative etching
If you’re looking for solid knee protection that has a great range of movement, plenty of protective coverage and beautiful decorative etching, you’ve come to the right place! Our Western Style Knees will be a great addition to your armor if you’re looking for something beyond a simple knee cop.
These knees consist of six articulated plates, giving you an excellent range of movement as well as outstanding protection. The knee itself is 1.5mm (16ga) stainless steel, while the smaller plates are 1mm (18ga). The stainless steel construction means that these knees require significantly less maintenance compared to mild steel – no more hours spent polishing your armor! The rivets are still mild steel, however, so a basic level of care is still required: we recommend wiping them free of any moisture after use.
The rondelles on these knees are dished in a convex shape, giving your inner leg decent coverage. There are holes in the top and the bottom of knee plate to allow you to lace it to the rest of your leg harness, or to your arming clothes. Thick leather straps are used to strap the armor around your legs, as well as beautiful cast brass buckles.
Over the years we’ve been perfecting the art of etching, and this is the best design yet. In medieval Europe, unicorns were considered to be fearsome woodland creatures. As dangerous as they were beautiful, they were viewed as the ultimate creature to capture on a hunt. The unicorn etching on these knees was inspired by “The Hunt of the Unicorn” tapestries, specifically “Unicorn in Captivity” from 1495-1505. The etching pattern is ornate and beautiful, adding a little something extra to these already beautifully designed knee cops.
If you’re not a fan of the unicorn etching, we also have our traditional floral etching, which we’ve been using for a number of years. Both motifs are beautiful and look excellent.
While we don’t recommend it, mild (cold-rolled) steel is also available for re-enactment maniacs or those who don’t prefer stainless steel. Keep in mind that stainless steel is much easier to take care of – etched armor maintenance on mild steel is a lot of work.
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Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note about measurements: please take into account that we need your measurements in gambeson, choses or other under-armour gear you are planning to use with this armor. The only exception is when you are ordering both armour and padding from our company — in this case you can send us your body measurements.
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
- 1.5mm (16ga) stainless steel;
- 1mm (18ga) stainless steel (articulated plates);
- Leather straps;
- Cast brass buckles;
- Mild steel rivets.
- Stainless steel means less rust;
- ArmStreet exclusive decorative etching;
- Flawless articulation;
- Functional and beautiful rondelles;
- Hand cast buckle design.