Bizarre and obscure body armor

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  1. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

  2. Look up Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly's body armor was 1/2 his own weight. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvFfqC7iCaU[/ame]
     

  3. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    This is not body armor, it is an early protective suit for nurses who did radiology (x-rays) circa 1918. Notice the shoulder patch. ;)

    http://www.hefty.co/medicine-has-come-a-long-way/
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  4. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    And that makes it non- body armor.....how?
    ;)
     
  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Well, it only protects the wearer against this:

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  6. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    A.) It was not designed for use in stopping a projectile
    B.) It was never used for A
    C.) It was only used for radiological protection
    D.) It was never promoted as 'armor'

    If it is body armor then so is a kitchen apron.

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  7. Here's another piece of armor from the 1600s - according to the display description, it has a proof mark!
    Sorry for the crummy photo.
     

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  8. HFAdmin

    HFAdmin Staff Member

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    Very cool guys!
     
  9. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    thank goodness we have moved away from those monstrosities! I love the little shield that the LEO has (I'm laughing at work as I review it again)
     
  10. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    I'm waiting till this is a real thing ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1450897668.956092.jpg ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1450897677.744100.jpg
     
  11. How about Henry the 8th's armor? His obsession with siring a male heir to the throne is readily apparent. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPKrAfww79U[/ame]
     
  12. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1450900317.115147.jpg .............
     
  13. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    It's time for new Friends? :D

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    No wonder Anne of Cleves did not consummate the marriage
    with Henry ;) "It might be Short, but they call me BEER CAN" :rofl::rofl:
     
  14. Good one! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  15. "It might be Short, but they call me BEER CAN" :rofl::rofl:[/QUOTE]

    Cause it only takes one finger to open?
     
  16. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    IDK, he's been dead nearly 500 years... :rolleyes: