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Awesome Ancient Armor - Chillin' Panda

Awesome Ancient Armor - Chillin' Panda

Awesome Ancient Armor - Chillin' Panda

Awesome Ancient Armor - Chillin' Panda

Awesome Ancient Armor - Chillin' Panda

By the 16th Century, armour was reaching its peak of design efficiency. High ranking samurai might have bullet-proof cuirasses and helmet bowls, while the expensive tradition of using thousands of individually laced scales - which created weight and a haven for lice - gave way to lamellar plates, sparingly laced or even riveted.