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Armour parts may be manufactured using a wide variety of materials and forms. During the [[Middle Ages]], [[cloth]], [[soft leather]], [[boiled leather]], [[chainmail]] and [[steel plate]]s were often used.
 
Armour parts may be manufactured using a wide variety of materials and forms. During the [[Middle Ages]], [[cloth]], [[soft leather]], [[boiled leather]], [[chainmail]] and [[steel plate]]s were often used.
  
In [[Europe]]an history, common armour types were the [[lorica segmentata]], the [[chainmail]] [[hauberk]], the [[gambeson]] and later the [[full steel plate]] armour used by late [[medieval]] [[knight]]s. In feudal Japan, laquered [[lamellar]] armours were popular.  
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In [[Europe]]an history, common armour types were the [[lorica segmentata]], the [[chainmail]] [[hauberk]], the [[gambeson]] and later the [[full steel plate]] armour used by late [[medieval]] [[knight]]s. In [[feudal]] [[Japan]], laquered [[lamellar]] armours were popular.  
  
  
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[[category:armour]]

Revision as of 11:19, 26 August 2004

Armour is protective plates or clothing meant to shield a human from intentionally inflicted harm. Armour has been in use for all recorded history, beginning with hides, leather, bone, progressing to bronze, steel, ballistic cloth, ceramics, and depleted uranium. Armour has been primarily a way to protect oneself from harm in combat and military engagements.

Armour parts may be manufactured using a wide variety of materials and forms. During the Middle Ages, cloth, soft leather, boiled leather, chainmail and steel plates were often used.

In European history, common armour types were the lorica segmentata, the chainmail hauberk, the gambeson and later the full steel plate armour used by late medieval knights. In feudal Japan, laquered lamellar armours were popular.


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Armor Types

Smithing