Renaissance Weapons and Armor

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Devin Gerber
Jake DiPasquale
Armor
•Mail
is steel loops
linked together to
prevent from
getting cut or
stabbed
•The only
disadvantage of this
armor was that it
was very heavy and
slowed movement
•Depending on the
rank not everyone
wore it
Armor
•Some
of the earlier
armor, before mail,
was made from
thick leather
•Stopped most
slashes and cuts but
not very effective
•Sometimes used
under steel plated
armor
•Used more in the
Roman Era
Armor
•Steel
Plated armor
was also used for
protection against
stabs and cuts
•It also protected
against arrows
•It was usually worn
on top of mail for
the higher ranked
officers for extra
protection
•Hindered
movement
Swords
•There
were many
different types of
swords
•There was the long
sword, the great
sword, and so many
more
•The swords were
used for close
combat and was the
main weapon of that
era
Axes and
Maces
•Axes
and maces were
used for close combat
fighting but could also
be thrown
•They weren’t as
popular as swords
•Most people who used
them were the ones
who couldn’t afford
swords
•Usually light and
balanced to help on the
battlefield
•Known for there
destructive power and
easily take down fully
armored enemies
Spears
•Spears
weren’t as
popular and effect and
nearly as strong as
swords
•They were usually
wooden poles with
super shape spear heads
at the top
•They were used to keep
the fighter as far away
from there opponent as
possible while still being
able to fight off there
enemy
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