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Medieval Full Suits of Armor

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.

Whether you want a decorative reproduction of a medieval suit of armor or want to add a new class of realism to medieval festivals and battle reenactments, we have a full line of options available for you!