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1901 Dated British Knee Length Leather Leggings.

Well ive never come across a set of these before and the early date makes them quite interesting. They measure around 23 inches from top to bottom and would be used i pressume to protect the legs from rough ground, vegitation or on horseback. The condition is very good considering the age, leather is supple with just a couple of tiny holes to the outside, the inside has a sort of wool lining that has suffered some moth damage, a few of the side fastening metal hooks are missing as is one bottom fastening buckle. Both have clear black stamp markings to the inside including clear WD markings. As expected from the age these are very small at the bottom were they wrap around the boot.