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Armor design often mimicked clothing fashions. When long-toed shoes were in vogue, long-toed armor also became fashionable. Unfortunately, such armor was only beneficial while the wearer was mounted. If dismounted, it would be impossible to run from one's enemies. It would be comparable to running while wearing skis.

Armor design often mimicked clothing fashions. When long-toed shoes were in…

Light Italian cavalry armor from the early-sixteenth century. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor Date: ca. 1510 Geography: Milan Culture: Italian, Milan Medium: Steel, etched and gilt Dimensions: Wt.

Landsknecht three-quarter armor Royal Armory Leeds.

Black with bright sunken borders and vertical bands formed of broad, double flutes. Consists of A Close helmet; B Gorget; C Breastplate; F Left pauldron; G Right vambrace;

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