Description of the Product

Sabatons, or solerets, are piece of plate armour designed to protect the feet. They started to appear from the mid-14th century onwards at the same time when plate armor started appearing more diversely and was evolving. In some areas, such as in Italy, soldiers tended to wear mail sabatons, like was the custom before the invention of plate sabatons. Choosing between mail and plate sabatons seems to have been a question of individual preference, as both were used side by side. Sabaton were mainly used by warriors on horses (whose legs are exposed to attacks). When fighting on foot it is not very common to target the feet of your opponent and thus protecting the feet is not that important.

For a plate sabaton to work and protect optimally, it has to be articulated, and take the form of the shoe underneath. Possible gaps between sabaton and greave were sometimes protected by mail. The heel was sometimes protected by mail, small plates or scales attached straight onto the shoe, but from c. 1415 onwards plate heels also started to appear and were used.

There are two small holes on top of toes in the sabaton. These are used to tie the front end of the sabaton tightly to your shoe (you first need to attach a lace/string to your shoe for this). The back end of the sabaton is secured by a buckle and strap circling behind the heel.

These sabatons are very well articulated, and will fit a shoe size EUR 40-47. Maximum width is approximately 13 cm
and height 11-12 cm.
Made of 2 mm steel. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in manufacturing. Made by Marshall Historical.

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Luz de Luna Carax
Luz de Luna Carax
2022-09-09
Petri Laaksonen
Petri Laaksonen
2022-09-02
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Jyrki Koskinen
Jyrki Koskinen
2022-08-05
Paikkakunnalla ollessani ja keskiajasta kiinnostuneena täällä oli pakko käydä. Aivan upea ja todella monipuolinen kauppa! Ystävällinen ja mukava myyjä neitonen esitteli minulle Etelä -Tirolilaisen mallin mukaan taidokkaasti valmistettua kypärää, josta tein myös kaupat. Liikkeen omistaja ei myöskään säästänyt vaivojaan esitellessään minulle haarniskavarustuksen eri osia. Erittäin asiakaslähtöistä palvelua! On todella hienoa, että tällaisia erikoisliikkeitä maastamme vielä löytyy, tämäkin kuulemma ainoa laatuaan. On varmaa, että vierailen tässä liikkeessä toistekkin! Täältä löytää uskomattoman paljon myös koriste-esineiksi ja lahjoiksi sopivia tavaroita, joten suosittelen tätä kaikille sellaisiakin etsiville.
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2022-08-02
Robbin Henley
Robbin Henley
2022-07-17
Customer service is like the good old days, real people, very efficient, very fair. And they have LOTS of amazing gear for sale. Cheers and thank you Rautaportti!!!
Lyhdynkantaja
Lyhdynkantaja
2022-07-04
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2022-05-18
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2021-10-26
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2021-10-06

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