Archive for the ‘extraordinary armor’ Category
__SPACER__ This is another piece from the Royal Armoury in Leeds. An original 14th century pigface basinet, which is popular in reproduction.<p /><p />The interesting this about this armor is how extreme the shape is, something that is often watered down in replicas, because it looks to unlikely and therefore unauthentic.
__SPACER__ Liquid armor uses the thixotropic effect of particles in a liquid suspension, which become rigid when pressure is applied. This would allow protective clothing that was truly flexible.<p /><p />You can try this at home by adding a small amount of water to English custard powder, and tapping the liquid. As you do it solidifies, temporariiy.