Scale armor was worn by warriors of many different cultures as well as their horses. This version consists of numerous rectangular metal plates that are perforated in the corners and are connected to the adjacent metal plates with a firm steel wire.More information
Scale armor, 12th - 13th century, Europe
- Weight of the armor without helmet approx. 15 kg (1,5mm gauge of plate)
- Weight of the helmet approx. 3 kg
The scale armor is an armor type, which is one of the oldest types of metal armor in the history of mankind. The appearance of this armor is known only from written and pictorial sources (Psalters).
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