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as you can see this is a scene about the Bayeux tapestry. in this scene they are all using kite shields. They were very popular in the 11th century because they were relatively light and did withhold quite a lot of damage.

Battle of Hastings - Bayeux Tapestry

Detail of Light Field Armour of Sir John Smythe, 1585

hard-sophoclean-light: “ “ Light field armour of Sir John Smythe [details].

This is a very detailed diagram of armour. As you can see there is definitely more than the naked eye can see.

You never know when you may need a good chart on Medieval Armour : ) Miss Folly

13th century man at war!!!!

Horse Armour is armour for stallions. Throughout the late Middle Ages as armour insurance for knights ended up being more adequate, their mounts ended up being targets.

armours difference different countries

Educational charts of arms and armor / prepared by Bashford Dean, ill. Rowland and Hashime Murayama :: Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

Medieval Helmet Types

The History of Medieval Armor. A great little website about everything Medieval

Leafblade Broadsword this was the most lethal sword and was the sharpest of them all.

What a beautiful leaf-blade sword by Raven armory

Rapier Made in Solingen, Germany 1590-1610

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Rapier - Blade made by bladesmith Clemens Meigen, German (active Solingen), active late century

This is my favourite weapon - Italian rapier and French smallsword.

My weapons of choice - Italian rapier and French smallsword.

These were the basic guards for the Knights.

the 14 essential longsword guards