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Parts of the Armor

Medieval Armor History

ARMADURA MEDIEVAL - Parts of the Armor

The origin of medieval armor dating from the period when the Egyptian military garb consisted of a helmet and a breastplate made of strong cloth or leather covered largely with metal plates. All armor are made available to us in Toledo (Spain) and delivered with its certificate of authenticity that proves it.

Armadura vikinga ajustable - Parts of the Armor

In the Middle Ages, after the invasions of the peoples of the North and even more at the time of the Crusades is widespread use of the lorica, consisting of scales (the Coracina) or by tissue tririllas, little ring or steel chains called chain mail as an addition to own armor worn by the military on a sort of padded jacket known by the names of gambax, velmez prepunte and to cushion the blows of the enemy weapons.

ARMADURA MEDIEVAL 1 - Parts of the Armor

A full armor consists of several pieces hinged together having reached up to number 250 in a single fighter with a weight of about 25 to 30 kilos, but the most common medieval armor and important are reduced to twenty-five, divided into four groups of head, trunk and upper and lower extremities.

Armor .- For the head guard

Casco medieval Europeo cerrado - Parts of the Armor

The helmet, helmet and the like protecting the top and consisting of helmet, visor and barbera
The helmet, was the top of the hull where there used to be the crest.
The visor covering the face.
The barber for the mouth and chin
The neck ruff defending ahead
The neck shield defending the neck from behind.

Armor .- For the body’s defense

Escarcelas de armadura medieval - Parts of the Armor

The gorget or ruff in the upper chest and back, arriving to replace the gorge.
The breastplate , the rest of the breast
The pouches that came somewhat lower than the previous
The escarcelones, species with pouches that extended knee joints
The Waistguard for the loins
The Pancera for the belly, made of mesh
The asshole, to the buttocks, also made of mesh

Armor .- The upper extremity

Full armor infantry XVI century - Parts of the Armor

Shoulder pads, shoulder
The Armguards in the upper arm
The holsters in the armpit
The struts in the elbow
The cuff on the forearm
The crabs on the opposite side of the elbow
The gauntlets on his wrists and hands
The gauntlets in the fingers and hand

Armor .- The lower extremity

armure médiévale pour les jambes et les genoux - Parts of the Armor

The quixotic defense or leg loops for the thighs
Knee pads for knees
Leg greaves
The boots and shoes for foot shod
The plaque or card, which was added to these pieces in a fair and escudito was noticed that the top and left wearing overalls and painted the emblem and the motto of the noble knight.