Most Impressive Armours With Attractive And Interesting Designs

Here is a list of some of the most impressive armours ever used with attractive and interesting designs

Kiribati Armour (1883 CE), from the Pacific, Kiribati Islands. The helmet is made from porcupine fish and the forearms are protected by shark teeth. Humboldt Forum on Museum Island in Central Berlin

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A Victorian archery outfit belonging to Mrs. Fanny Giveen. C. 1855, now part of the collection of the Museum of London

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The Suit of Armour gifted to Johan III (John III, king of Sweden, 1568–1592), son of King Gustav I of Sweden, 1574

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Gothic equestrian sabatons – Germany, 1490

Sabatons are armoured footwear worn as part of a complete suit of amour. In the Gothic period, the fashion for pointy-toed shoes influenced the shape of the military sabaton.

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Crocodile-skin suit armour – Roman Egypt, 250 AD

This imposing armour is made from the skin of a crocodile. It comprises a helmet and a cuirass(body armour) and would have been used in military-style ceremonies of the regional crocodile cult. The skin has been radio-carbon dating to the 3rd century AD.

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The backside of Henry II, king of France (1555)

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Armor for the Italian Joust of Peace of Gaspare Sanseverino d’Aragona. Missaglia workshop (Italian, Milan, recorded 1430–1529)

Foot Combat Armor of Maximilian I. Francesco da Merate (Italian, Milan, active 1480–96)

Maximilian I

Parade armour with chamfron and armoured saddle. Augsburg, 1594-1599

The ceremonial set for the rider and the horse with the saddle was bought in Augsburg by Elector Christian Saxon in 1602. Embossed decorations in the form of fruit bouquets, flowers, birds and insects, and trophies completely cover gray iron armour. Additionally riveted figured images of gilded copper. The scenes show the rider in antique armours in battle, lions, animal masks, and fabulous creatures framed in roller leaves and leaves.

Parade armour
Image Credit: Sukhanov A.
Parade armour
Image Credit: Sukhanov A.
Parade armour
Image Credit: Sukhanov A.