I'm surprised so one has broken the ice here about this. One of my "hobbies" or something that I have adopted is being a weapon and armour smith. Which sadly I haven't paid much attention to due to work and life in general. 3 weeks ago I crafted these legs out of 1.5 guage stainless steel. Keep in mind these have been battered since then. I recently used them in a tournament in which I am apart of a Medieval society that deals in History and the teachings of Medieval martial arts and reenactments and jousting. I am also the founder of a Roman society called Eqvestris. Which deals with Roman history and military reenactments. I haven't bothered to sort the bottom out yet, I'm waiting for new supplies from Texas. These legs are "battle ready" in the armour smithing tongue that basically means that it is the real deal, and can be used in warfare. For those fellow smiths or those that are wanting to adopt the art post away. I can also help if needs be.