This miniature shows an early example of such greaves. Only the front of the lower leg is protected
(apart from the knee cop). These plates could have been made from "cuir bouilli" or iron. Cuir bouilli is leather immersed in
boiling water or hot wax and subsequently pressed in shape. It will harden while it cools down.
I myself chose an iron variant. My reconstruction is deliberately of a primitive nature. This is for two
reasons so. First of all because this was a very new armour piece, not having reached its final shape by 1302. And secondly,
I portray a knight of lowest nobility, who has almost no means of purchasing the best possible armour. Therefore he only
has greaves that have no high grade finish.