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!==Description== The musculature of the male torso was idealized in Hellenistic and Roman times in form of the muscle cuirass or "heroic cuirass" (in French the cuirass esthétique) sometimes further embellished with symbolic representation in relief, familiar in the Augustus of Prima Porta and other heroic representations in official Roman sculpture. As parts of the actual military equipment of classic antiquity, cuirasses and corslets of bronze and iron or some other rigid substance were habitually in use. While some special kind of secondary protection for the breast had been worn in earlier times by men-at-arms in addition to their mail hauberks and their coats armed with splints and studs. It was not until the 14th century that a plate armour became an established part of medieval armour. While not mandatory; some Curiass designs used by musketeers had a small shoulder plate to allow the musket to press against the shoulder to allow more precise aiming without discomfort. [https://youtu.be/X1WwQkeDuXs?t=1m8s] Since Renaissance musketeers wore minimal armor otherwise, the Cuirass could be made much thicker than Medieval chest plates without being too expensive or heavy. This allowed thick Cuirasses to resist early musket fire. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOVJoS80pAA] However as musket technology improved, the Cuirass was unable to adapt and gradually became irrelevant (outside of close combat). [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQfcRLT18IY] Elite Swiss Guards wear a 50 lb Cuirass. Not all Cuirass chestplates have this same weight or quality. 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/Steel_Cuirass"