Padded garments and Chainmail were used prior to the development of
suits of Armor and subsequently worn in conjunction with the armor
suits. A Suit of Armor was designed and developed to protect
them from any new, and even more lethal, weapons that were introduced
during the violent Medieval period.
Knight's Suit of Armor
Medieval Knights suit of armor was extremely expensive to produce. A
knights suit of armor had to be tailor-made to fit the knight exactly.
Any incorrect sizing of a suit of armor would be extremely
dangerous as it could hamper the knights ability to fight. The knights
suit of armor was also a status symbol. The better quality of the
suit of armor, the more important was the Knight. Plate Armour
was first introduced during the late 13th century and Full Plate Armour
was introduced during the 15th century weighing approximately 50 lbs. A
knights suit of armor was strong enough to protect the knight, but light
enough to allow quick movement on the battlefield. A Knights
Suit of Armor was a complex series of garments, chain mail and iron plate.
Parts of a Suit of Armor
The Parts of a Suit of Armor were a complex series of garments,
chain mail and iron plate.
The pieces of a Suit of Armor covered the most vulnerable parts
of a knight's body.
The Parts of a Suit of Armor are best described by explaining
the parts of the body which they covered.