Full Plate Armor: The best (and heaviest) armor a warrior can buy both in appearance and protection. The perfectly fitted HU interlocking plates are specially angled to deflect arrows and blows, and the entire suit is carefully adorned with rich engraving and embossed detail.
Plate Mail: A combination of chain armor with metal plates covering the vital areas such as the chest, abdomen and groin. The weight is distributed over the whole body and the whole thing is held together with buckles and straps.
Splint Mail: A variant of banded mail in which the metal strips are applied vertically to the backing of chain, leather, or cloth rather than horizontally as in banded mail. Since the human body does not swivel in mid-torso as much as it flexes back to front, splint mail is more restrictive in battle.
Chain Mail: Chain mail is made of interlocking metal rings. It is always worn over a layer of padded fabric or soft leather to prevent chafing and lessen the impact of blows.
Studded Leather: This armor is made from leather (not hardened as with normal leather armor) reinforced with close-set metal rivets.
Leather: This armor is made of leather hardened in boiling oil and then shaped into breastplate and shoulder protectors. The remainder of the suit is fashioned from more flexible, somewhat softer materials.
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