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Interesting Facts about Medieval Leather Armor

If you’re interested in purchasing authentic European style armor, chances are you may have done some research on medieval leather armor already. Leather armor, much like chain mail armor, was designed by blacksmiths for knights and soldiers to use as protection during combat. … Continue reading

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Popular Types of Medieval Helmets

If you’re interested in medieval history and armor, you’ve probably spent some time studying the different types of medieval helmets. If you spend some time online, you’ll be amazed how many types of armor can be purchased online for your personal … Continue reading

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The Uniforms and Weapons of Roman Soldiers

The legions of Rome are legendary and with good reason. Rome raised the first standing army, required their soldiers to work at a steady pace every day of the week, and trained them in more skills than Boy Scouts have … Continue reading

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The Components of a Medieval Suit of Armor

One historian said that armor made the knights the equivalent of a medieval tank. They could wade through the battlefield dealing death without worrying too much about what was to come. Armor is complicated and full of French names that Americans … Continue reading

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8 Tips on Selecting the Right Ancient Armor

When it comes to getting authentic armor for your event or experience, many people will just settle for a run of the mill, off the rack costume that doesn’t even come close to representing the type of armor worn during … Continue reading

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Beyond Medieval Leather Armor And Nerds: A Brief LARP History

In today’s world, people have many options of how to entertain themselves.  They can watch movies, read books, play sports, go hiking, and even engage in live action role playing, more commonly referred to as LARP.  Now let’s be honest…when … Continue reading

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The Basics Of The Bascinet: One Of The Greats Of Medieval Helmets

For knights of the Middle Ages, head gear was key To deflect sharp weapons and to make arrows flee. A blow to an unprotected head was all it took To end a warrior’s fight without a second look. Thus, many … Continue reading

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Knighthood: What It Took To Get The Knight Armor, Weapons, and Title

Nothing is more defining of the Middle Ages than a knight.  These men in their medieval knight armor, with their noble steeds, inspired many. However, they had to pay their dues to reach this status.  Indeed, knights are to be … Continue reading

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Gladiators: The Men Behind The Roman Armor

Crowds flocked from miles around to watch them.  They were quite a spectacle with their mad skills and flashy Roman armor. They gave an empire heroes to believe in and became the pride of the people.  Indeed Roman gladiators were … Continue reading

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Setting The Record Straight About A Knight In A Suit Of Armor

When it comes to the Middle Ages, perhaps the most defining image in popular culture is a knight in a full suit of armor mounted on horseback.  Hailed as one of the most exciting times in history, the medieval period … Continue reading

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