This is the first volume to bring together all the hitherto scattered evidence--archaeological, literary, and artistic--for the forms and uses of scale and lamellar armors in the region west of the Urals throughout the two thousand years during which these armors were used. Lamellar armor differs from the earlier scale armor in not needing a backing for the individual pieces of leather, iron, or bronze. The interpretation of this meticulous collection of data is informed by the author's decades-long practical experience as a maker of arms and armor, martial artist, and horseman. It offers systematic definitions and analysis of these often misunderstood forms of armor, along with detailed diagrams and instructions that will be of great use to any who wish to turn their hands to reconstruction. Along the way, this unique synthesis of evidence and interpretation debunks myths that have arisen in recent years.
- ISBN-13: 9780752488622
- ISBN-10: 0752488627
- Publisher: Spellmount Publishers
- Publish Date: November 2013
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds
- Page Count: 128