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Armour Was Not Only for Noble Knights

Most people will associate armour with elegant, noble knights. But the truth is, armour, helmets and shields were used mainly in battles and fights. Both chainmail armour and plate armour were an important part of a fighter's protection against fatal injuries. But not just knights were wearing armour in battles. Their horses were equipped with horse armour. Learn more about armour in this section. 

  • Kombinované zbroje Armour of the Eastern warriors

    Are you curious about the types of armour used by Muslim rivals of Christian knights or Russian boyars? Do you want to know what Arab and Oriental armour looked like? Read on to find out!

  • Historical Medieval Battles Historical Medieval Battles - the Violent World of Combat

    Historical Medieval Battles (HMB) are not to be confused with historical battle reenactments, where everything is staged and “faked”. In HMB, hits and blows may be aimed and landed at any parts of the body without much restraint. They are real contact sporting events fought with blunt medieval weapons. You can participate in international tournaments and represent your country in them.

  • Evropské plátové zbroje European Plate Armour from the Renaissance to the Baroque

    Learn more about the armour that protected fearless knights across different eras in history - from Renaissance to the Baroque, and find out which countries were their leading manufacturers and innovators! Armour evolved over time and, at a certain point, had to deal with the arrival of firearms on the battlefields. This article explores, among other things, how much the armour restricted movement, if it was so bad as we tend to think.

  • Vývoj ochranných zbrojí Historical Evolution of Armour from Antiquity to the High Middle Ages

    Are you interested in how armour evolved throughout the ages? Read our article to find out what protective clothing and materials our ancestors wore to battles. Learn which type of armour offered the most effective protection against weapons in combat.

  • Historické štíty A Robust Shield Can Deflect the Strongest Blows and Protect Your Life

    Brave knights, to arms! Helmet, armour, iron gloves, sharp sword... got everything you need? Not quite. Without a robust shield, you can't deflect powerful blows nor flying arrows. Whether you've pledged your allegiance to Julius Caesar, King Arthur or Wenceslas IV, you can defend yourself against any foe if you have a good shield and a good commander.

  • Pás cudnosti Chastity Belt Was Meant for Protection, but it Became a Tool for Torture

    An uncomfortable piece of metal which kept women awake at night. It was a tool protect them from the external danger as well as an anti-temptation device. Mentioning the chastity belt today makes most people giggle nervously or look away. However, some people still use this historical item today, but we classify it as a tool of torture. What do they use it for them and what is its history?

  • Lorica segmentata Lorica segmentata

    Roman soldiers of the imperial era were known for wearing protective armours which consisted of several steel segments fastened usually with leather straps and therefore they called it Lorica segmentata – segmented cuirass. Provided excellent protection this simple construction could be made fast and easily and it also enabled considerable flexibility and freedom of the user’s moves. The archaeologists found that more versions of this armour existed.

  • 01-development-armor.jpg Development of European Arms and Armor

    Educational charts of arms and armor, prepared by Bashford Dean, ill. by S.J. Rowland and Hashime Murayama. European armor, helmets, breastplates, gauntlets, shields, swords, pole arms, spurs, crossbows and bows and guns - the development of their common forms during the centuries.

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