Weight: 0.2- 0.4 kg each
The sabaton would have been one of the very latest, most advanced armour pieces in the early fourteenth century.
Made up of a series of narrow plates carefully moulded to the shape of the feet, sabatons had to fit as closely as possible over the wearer’s shoes and mail chausses.
The plates were either riveted onto each other or onto leather bands, so that the whole piece could flex with the movement of the foot.
Plate armour for the feet was a luxury. They were difficult to make properly and didn’t cover a life-saving part of the body.
Plate sabatons in the early fourteenth century were probably very rare in the extreme. They would only have been worn by the richest knights and noblemen.