Chausses
Flora's chausses.jpg
Flora's Current Generation
Chausses

Variant

Unknown

Original name

Unknown

Description

Armor for the lower leg

Status

Extant

User

Claymore warriors

First appearance

Scene 1, Anime Scene 1

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Unnamed by characters in the manga and anime, this armor is usually referred to as chausses Speaker.svg in most standard references on Western armor.

Sometime confused with greaves, a 1-sided metal shin guard that extends to the knee. A chausse upper surrounds the lower leg like a boot, but can be of varying heights including mid-calf.

Description[edit | edit source]

Armor that covers the lower leg. Construction varies considerably among warriors as do all armor. Claymore chausses can consist of a solid band (Clare), or fishscale plates (Ophelia).[1] They are worn with metal boots called sabatons.

History[edit | edit source]

During the Initial Male Generation, and the First Generation of Riful and the Luciela Era of the Old Generation, chausses usually reached knee-height.

During the Teresa Era of the Old Generation, mid-calf chausses are commonly worn. During the Current Generation, chausses are depicted as again reaching the knee (Flora in infobox).[2]

Ilena's chausses.jpg
Ilena's Old Generation chausses

But exceptions exists. Possibly in homage to Teresa, chausses are worn mid-calf by Clare.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 122
  2. Claymore 6, Scene 28, p. 8
  3. Claymore 1, Scene 1, p. 18
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