Category Archives: Medieval Armor

Consider This Gauntlet Thrown

Why have a chip on your shoulder when instead you can have a heavy metal glove to smack onto the ground, sounding the satisfying clang of your wrath? Well, maybe you’ve never even heard of said metal glove. In that … Continue reading

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It Greaves Me to See You Leg-Armor-Less

Hopscotch was actually invented by Greek warriors who hopped and jumped in certain patterns to avoid low-flying enemy arrows. Psyche. Really had you going there, eh? In all historical seriousness, low-flying arrows and leg-cuts from swords were a very real … Continue reading

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Brace Yourself… Or At Least Your Arms

Q: What is a warrior’s most important possession? A: His arms! Yes, we’re talking the physiological appendages. After all, how is he to wield his weapon without them? Medieval armor-makers must have agreed because their creation of plate armor included … Continue reading

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