Bechter (Polish/Russian mail and plate shirt) from the Greater Military Museum Branch of the National Museum in Poznan, Poland.

Bechter (Polish/Russian mail and plate shirt) from the Greater Military Museum Branch of the National Museum in Poznan, Poland.

Moro (Philippine, Mindanao) mail and plate armor, 19th century, brass, carabao horn (Philippine buffalo), silver, protection for the upper part of the body, exclusive to the Moro as it was not found among any other Philippine groups. This armor known as kurab-a-kulang is made of a thin layer of carabao horn, joined with butted brass mail.The front part is closed with hooks.

Moro (Philippine, Mindanao) mail and plate armor, century, brass, carabao…

Польский бехтерец, 1570 г. Национальный музей в Кракове.

Польский бехтерец, 1570 г. Национальный музей в Кракове.

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor),  late 15th century, St Irene arsenal marks in the inside of both kolcak,  steel, damascened with silver and partly gilt, length of right leg guard, 16 in. (40.64 cm) Width of right leg guard, 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) Length of left leg guard, 15 3/4 in. (40.01 cm), Met Museum,  Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor), late century, St…

Indi-Persian mail and plate shirt. Mail shirts reinforced with steel or iron plates appear to have been developed first in Iran or Anatolia in the late 14th or early 15th c. Variations of mail-and-plate armor were worn throughout the Middle East by the Persians, Ottomans, and Mamluks. The style probably was introduced into India early in the Mughal period due to Ottoman influence on Mughal military practices.

Indo-Persian mail and plate shirt, Indian (Mughal or Deccani) mail and plate…

Shirt of mail and plate  Iran, Ak-Koyunlu period, 15th century.   The inscriptions praise the ruler ("Glory to our lord... the sultan... the...

Shirt of mail and plate Iran, Ak-Koyunlu period, century. The inscriptions praise the ruler ("Glory to our lord. the sultan.

Very rare mail standard, German 15th century. This is an example of high quality mail defence worn as a supplement to plate armour.

European (German) riveted mail standard, century, this is an example of high quality mail defense worn as a supplement to plate armour.

Arm Armor, Ritter, 17th Century, Baroque, Poland, Weapons, Military, Armors, History

Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century.  A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather.  Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.

Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century. A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather. Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.

Indian splinted dastana / bazu band (arm guard), composed of five rectangular plates, each connected by bands of mail terminating in an articulated gauntlet.

Indian splinted bazu band (arm guard), composed of five rectangular plates, each connected by bands of mail terminating in an articulated gauntlet.

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