Chain mail (often just mail or sometimes chainmail) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. It was generally in common military use between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, and longer in Asia and North Africa.
Laminar armour (from Latin: lamina – layer) is an armour made from horizontal overlapping rows or bands of solid armour plates called lames, as opposed to lamellar armour, which is made from individual armor scales laced together to form a solid-looking strip of armor.
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Jun 21, 2019 · Instead, the ‘bodkin’ point – a narrow, square-sectioned (think ‘railroad spike’ shaped) sharp point was designed to defeat mail. As armor got stronger (see the section below), another arrow-tip type, a shorter, less sharp version of the bodkin was developed – we’ll talk about that below. Via wikipedia, a sample of arrow tips.
Rolled homogeneous armour imposed itself (Rolled homogeneous armor, or RHA, is a type of armor made of a single steel composition, as opposed to layered or cemented armor) but armour thickness was between 13 and 120-150 mm depending on the model, which could be an armored car, a light tank, a medium or a heavy tank.
May 03, 2019 · The road to the full plate harness begins with the development of transitional armors (coat of plates, brigandine) in the 13th and 14th centuries. These armors were faced with textiles (and indeed, early plate cuirasses also had textile coverings).
Mongolian warriors in 13th century wore 2 types of armour, “Ovch huyag” full body armour and “Ahar huyag” vest type armour. The armour was made of very thin layers of iron lamella, hardened processed leather and underneath it was worn silk shirt/v...