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Lamellar Torso Armor - SNSA9112N
Lamellar Torso Armor
 


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This lamellar torso armor is composed of hundreds of interlocked and segmented 20 gauge steel plates that have been bound together with thick leather cordage. The border of the armor is lined in thick suede leather. The shoulder pieces are lined with leather on the inside to provide some cushion to the shoulder and to prevent the armor from chafing against your padded armor or garment beneath.

The armor is fitted to the body with integrated leather cords fitted to the sides. They can be adjusted to alter the fit of the armor and there is ample length to the cords to allow you to tie them in practically any useful knot you prefer.

Please Note: It is common for this item to have dried, brown oil and light rust on the plates. We cleaned up an example for the photograph with a light wire brush and a few hours of work. One of the photos shows an example of this dried oil and rust and gives an approximation of the default condition of this item. As stated, with some careful work with a light wire brush, will give you a finish akin to the cleaned-up armor in the main photos. It is important to be careful to not damage the leather lacing with the wire brush.


In the medieval period and even in centuries after, Lamellar-style armor was often the most widespread and preferred form of protection ranging from Eastern Europe to Japan. It is an improvement on older scale armor; the overlapping, laced plates allow for significantly more flexibility than scale armor which was rigidly bound to a backing and could only be bent in one direction with ease.

Due to the plates being of steel, Lamellar gives protection similar to plate armor, yet it much easier to construct for many smaller, identical plates are much easier to create than the large, flowing pieces of plate armor. In this regard they are also easier to mass-produce and are ideal for equipping large forces with this practical and protective form of armor. Its widespread use across time and distance well attests to its practicality and usefulness.

Many cultures adopted the concept of lamellar for their use; though its overall look varied according to type of plate and method and material for lacing, the initial principles were much the same. The armor could be seen on warriors as varied as the Rus, the Late Byzantines, the Mongols, the Chinese, Japanese and the warriors of India. A most impressive suit of lamellar can be seen in the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England - it was created for a War Elephant.







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