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The armet was typically worn with a wrapper, a reinforcing plate that gave extra protection to the lower face and neck area. This is a rare example of an armet surviving together with its original wrapper

Alix van Zilj and Joram van Essen. Through Joram's visor you can see the bandages from being injured during a previous Turnier, Schaffhausen 2014 (photo by Andreas Petitjean) The Jousting Life

Alix van Zilj and Joram van Essen. Through Joram's visor you can see the bandages from being injured during a previous Turnier, Schaffhausen 2014 (photo by Andreas Petitjean) The Jousting Life

ca. 1450 - heavy horse armour (Pier Innocenzo da Faerno), Milano, Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Wien, Austria by roelipilami, via Flickr

ca. 1450 - heavy horse armour (Pier Innocenzo da Faerno), Milano, Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Wien, Austria by roelipilami, via Flickr

Researchers studied the range of motion of fighters in suits of armor, finding they were heavy but allowed freedom of movement

Study Shows Knights Were Pretty Spry in Their Suits of Armor

Study Shows Knights Were Pretty Spry in Their Suits of Armor - Researchers studied the range of motion of fighters in suits of armor, finding they were heavy but allowed freedom of movement

Joram van Essen(left) prepares to smash Ivar Mauritz-Hansen(right) over the head during  the mounted melee at the Tournament of the Golden Chain (photo by Middelaldercentret) -The Jousting Life

Joram van Essen(left) prepares to smash Ivar Mauritz-Hansen(right) over the head during the mounted melee at the Tournament of the Golden Chain (photo by Middelaldercentret) -The Jousting Life

Early milanese gauntlet with mail mitten, Sion Castle Museum, Switzerland.

Early Italian gauntlet with riveted mail mitten, makers mark 'DE', from the arsenal of Sion castle, Sion Castle Museum, (Castle Valere) Switzerland.

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Arne Koets and Alix van Zilj during the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen (photo by Andreas Petitjean) The Jousting Life

Arne Koets and Alix van Zilj during the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen (photo by Andreas Petitjean) The Jousting Life

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