Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arms & Armor - Defensive Clothing

March 28, 2017

Protection has always been a high priority among warriors.  Armor started with simple boiled leather, and improved, as weapons improved, to mail.  Gradually small pieces of iron were added to protect vital organs.  As more and more plates were added a full suit of armor, complete with intricate joints became standard.  Plate armor continued to remain prevalent until the advent of gunpowder.

In class activities:

  • Learned about the evolution of armor from a historian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNiYqmFxtI8
  • Continued work on our bows
  • Learned how to make soda-tab chain mail 
  • Discussed plans for our year-end siege engine tournament