Strictly speaking, it is a sin for us to be amazed at the strange protective means from the past. We dress dogs in sweaters, phones in cases of Kevlar, and when we climb into the pool, we put rubber caps on our heads. And nevertheless some armor and helmets really seem unusual.
Armor of the Samurai
The Samurai looked as if the Stranger had dressed for Halloween in the suit of Darth Vader, armor should have terrified the enemies, but also their kind of dropping, Egg-laying and dead ants.This is probably why the Japanese diet consists of fish that did not see this horror, and rice, which does not care.
Before the battle, the samurai wore more than twenty objects, many of which were fastened with cords, and it was not surprising that the seppuku was made easily, perhaps even with relief.
Wings on the lats
Historians believe that military leaders often Regaled heroic warriors deli (the so-called riders in the troops of the Ottoman Empire) opium, so that they retain a positive mind and internal looseness. Therefore, the skins of leopards on top of the armor, ornaments in the form of wings and helmets from the skin of spotted hyenas did not seem to have left something strange. But enemies preferred to get out of the way: deli were known for adequate courage and the same cruelty. We hope that this note on the dangers of drugs will be of use to you in the future life.
From the Celts, there were countless ornaments for rocker tattoos and a few half-dead languages like the Irish, but on the excavations in Romania a helmet was found which, by the courage of design, surpasses even the erasers of the studio Themes
It is not known whether the helmet was used in combat, or whether it was buried with the designer right after the presentation.
The Hindus have always respected the goddess Varaha very much. It represented the male principle in the Sri Chakra, although some consider it to be a form of Durga, an extension of the inner strength of Radharani. This is the little thing that we managed to find out before our internet browser was down with a stroke. So it remained unclear why in honor of this goddess Hindus made a cuirass with developed mammary glands. And no, armor is not feminine, women were not welcomed in battle. In addition, Persian armor also sinned in such a peculiar design.
At first glance, there is nothing special about this helmet, to the point that nothing can be introduced into the school uniform, but there is one detail in its destiny: the skullcap in the Middle Ages was accepted as a put on a hat, not to fight, but just to walk down the street or, for example, to the Sherwood forest for mushrooms .This is worth telling to those romantic Natures who would like to be in the glorious past. 1945 1945
In any modern fight, a man in a skirt can count on leniency. At least if he’s a woman. In the Middle Ages, everything was more complicated. Armored skirt had to be worn by knights in those tournaments where they fought on foot. Otherwise in the then fair fight it was easy to get from the opponent a heavy sharp object below the belt. And in the armor you could not even ride on the ground, screaming in pain.
The Steel Hindquarters
Any more or less large politician aspires to cover his gluteal muscles in a difficult situation. As the most vulnerable part of himself, and sometimes the best, the tradition apparently came from King Henry VIII.
This is the parade armor of the French King Henry II. It is believed that the armor was created in the middle of the XVI century by the court jeweler Etienne Delon. And of course, they guaranteed Henry life on the battlefield: it was enough to throw them off when running away. Who would catch the king if he is in such armor?
In the 16th century, the armoire became a popular armor in the Europe – a completely closed spherical helmet with visor, and since the times of minimalism have already passed, designers began to practice with visors. , Were named grotesque.The most famous of the grotesque helmets also belonged to Henry VIII. The visor is, in fact, a portrait of the coronet. As for the mutton horns, they symbolized organization and the inclination to bring things to an end.
After curious merchants brought powder from China, people in armor became depressed. And the armor in the end was removed as superfluous. Cuirassiers do not count, there were not so many. But after the appearance of the machine gun, people without armor fell into even greater anguish. And during World War I, the Americans came up with Brewster’s armor. It is noteworthy that this equipment weighing 18 kilograms was used mainly by snipers. Obviously, they liked to disguise themselves among trash cans and telegraph poles.
The French heavy armor
Whatever the French do, they get either cheese or “Citroen.” In this armor, judging by her appearance, French engineers have managed to combine both eternal values. If the “pigeon chest” on the cuirass is a longitudinal rib of stiffness that removes the bullets on the ricochet, has still practical meaning, then on the big sad helmet it was possible Boldly draw a target and place bets, and unprotected hands, as it were, emphasize the spirit of the southern summer and the provencal carelessness in the collection of summer 1914-autumn 1918.