Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===Body armor=== (History of Medieval European Armor: [https://youtu.be/9581QHdeR-4]) The most common area covered by armor is the torso. This was due to it being both the largest target on the human body and having most of the body's vital organs. Different cultures used different types of armor to protect their torso's. Most early cultures used leather shirts but many cultures started using metal when they could, However some, mainly some East Asian cultures and nomadic tribes, continued to use leather due to it's availability and mobility. The earliest types of metal armor were normally lamellar, made out of scales of bronze. However in the Europe lamellar fell out of favor for bronze cuirass, which proved as an effective protective gear until widespread use of steel. After steel became widely used, the most popular European armor were plate armor and chain mail, which preformed better in the field and held up better over long use. Plate armor was easier to make than chain mail but made movement harder. Chain mail is historically believed to be invented by the Celts and was used mostly in Europe. Medieval Knights used both chain mail and plate armor. Chain mail with plate covering was widely used in Eastern Europe and later in the Middle East. In India, chain mail was worn over a layer of leather until better armor from Europe and Middle East was introduced. Some Asian cultures used lamellar armor made from steel. Steel lamellar armor offered good protection for comparatively low costs but were less durable compared to plate armor. After the invention of gunpowder full plate armors fell out of favor in Europe and European armies started to use the lighter steel cuirasses. These armors were comparatively lighter while effectively protected the warrior's torso but left the rest of the body unprotected. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/Armor"