Category Archives: Armor

Centurions: More Than Just Average Guys In Roman Soldier Armor

Through the ages, many civilizations have left their mark upon the pages of history.  Among them are the armies of ancient Rome, proving to be powerful and effective in numerous military conquests.  A variety of factors contributed to their success … Continue reading

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Leather Armor For Sale! Is It Worth It?

If you are someone who likes to engage in historical re-enactments or happen to be an armor enthusiast, there is no doubt you have been to conventions or Renaissance fairs where you have seen steel and leather armor for sale.  … Continue reading

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Chainmail Armor Through The Ages

What do you get when you interlock a series of metal rings together in a pattern?  If you said “chainmail armor”, then you win the prize!  Known as one of the earliest types of protection, it would be fair to … Continue reading

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Bringing Definition To The Greek Helmet

When you think of the defining head gear of ancient Greece, the Spartan or Corinthian helmet is most likely the first to enter your mind.  After all, these types tend to be the typical ones seen in film and other … Continue reading

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The Great Helm: A Medieval Helmet For The Ages

When fighting in the Crusades, all it took was a blow to the head To ensure a fatal wound that would sometimes even leave you dead. That is why a medieval helmet was key Along with armor to have longevity. … Continue reading

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Gladiators or Knights in Roman Armour

There were no televisions.  There were no movie theaters.  And the internet was still many centuries away.  Alas, what was a person to do for entertainment in ancient Rome?  Fortunately there were fights…gladiator matches to be exact.  They were the … Continue reading

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Armor and Chainmail Maintenance – Simple Instructions to Keep Your Armor New!

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Roman Armor – A Mixed Bag

When you see someone dressed to the nines in a full Roman armor ensemble, you have to admit there’s a certain appeal. Their appearance is powerful and confident, not to mention that it just looks really cool! If this attire … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath A Roman Soldier Costume

If you have ever taken part in an Easter media production or any other Roman period piece, there is a good chance you wore a Roman soldier costume. Portraying one of the troops in the Roman army was, no doubt, … Continue reading

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Japanese Samurai: Superstars…Or Something

If you have seen the Tom Cruise movie The Last Samurai, you may think that being a samurai was all fun and games.  While there was an element of that, being one of these famous warriors was not completely glamorous.  … Continue reading

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