By Charlotte Yue
In lucid textual content and specific, attractive illustrations, Charlotte and David Yue inform the interesting tale of armor.
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Linen armorers and tailors were distinct groups of craftsmen. They made undergarments, complete defenses of padded fabric, as well as linings and paddings for plate armor. All parts of the suit were lined with silk, in the armorer's some other fabric. The lining helped prevent armor was unlined, it would tear and stain the velvet, leather, or chafing. If the skilled THE ARMORER AND HIS CRAFT undergarment in a short time. Covering armor, especially 4 hel- was common armor from getting wet, made it more colorful and fashionable, and prevented the gleam of metal from attracting attention.
The metal rings could easily chafe and produce sores, even with careful padding. The large shield, which compensated for the insufficient protection of mail, limited the freedom of movement of the left arm, needed to hold the reins and control the horse. As the crossbow came into more general use, the inadequacies of mail became more apparent. This weapon was a strong bow mounted on a stock, with a groove for the arrow. At first it was strung by hand, with the stock braced against the body. As the crossbow was made stronger, the bow was placed on the ground, and the archer held it down with his feet while he pulled up the string with both hands.
It was beautifully designed, with the highest quality of workmanship, and was light, graceful, and well adapted to the needs of the wearer. Most of all, it protected its wearer well. — The foot defense was called a solleret or sabaton. The best were made so that the knight could move his foot naturally when he was walking. There was a center plate with smaller overlapping plates called lames. The upper lames overlapped downwards toward the central plate, and the toe plates overlapped upwards. This allowed for the toes and ankle to bend at the same time.
Armor by Charlotte Yue