Hey guys, I’m working on my story for RF and I wanted to see if I could pull some knowledge from a few of our medieval experts.
I’ve been looking through information on the different components that make up a suit of armor, as well as proper name and time periods. One of the things I noticed was the sabaton, or the foot piece. It seems like it’d be great on horseback as a secondary weapon (at least the ones with a tapered point). The problem is that they’re impractical for foot work on the field, specifically for knights.
My mc uses bow and sword, but will be traveling a long distance, so traveling by horse seems far more practical than by foot. However, a lot of the way my knight fights is on foot. I was wondering if there was something akin to the taper-toed sabaton that the mc could wear while on horseback in case something unexpected arises, but discard quickly should things be better done on foot. Perhaps just the toe and instep part secured with straps to the rest of the boot, or something of the such?
If worse comes to worst, I can just keep the mc in leather boots and be done with it. I just thought it might be cool to include something like that if it seemed like something a knight on a long journey might consider and possibly have fashioned.
Thanks for any help/guidance/advice!