The plated suit of armor was an evolution from the early days of chainmail, which consisted of tens of thousands of interlocked metal rings. While chainmail provided a good defense against blades and other weaponry through a bend but don't break philosophy, it proved to be less and less effective as weaponry was developed to circumvent its protective barrier.
Unlike chainmail, a suit of armor offered a better layer of protection against blunt force blows, stronger weaponry, and even the archer's arrows. Comprised of many parts, a medieval suit of armor gradually evolved from a few metal plates to protect the most vital parts of the body to entire suits of carefully crafted works of art.
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