Saturday, April 26, 2014

W Is For White Armor...

Wow! W... already. This month seems to go by faster when I do the A to Z challenge. Very zippy. Okay, here we go!

An example of Black and White armor
White armour - or alwyte armour, was a form of plate armour worn in the Late Middle Ages characterized by full-body steel plate without a surcoat. Around 1420 the surcoat, or "coat of arms" as it was known in England, began to disappear, in favour of uncovered plate. Areas not covered by plate were protected by mail sewn to the gambeson underneath. Black and white armour is a different term, for late 16th and 17th century armour that uses a contrast between highly burnished "white" and unpolished "black" areas for decorative effect in large bold patterns over the armour.

War Scythe
War Scythe - A war scythe is a kind of improvised pole weapon, similar to a fauchard, usually created from standard scythes.The blade of the scythe is transformed so as to extend upright from the pole, thus forming an infantry weapon practical both in offensive actions against infantry and as a defensive measure against enemy cavalry.

All right, that's it for today. I will see you all on Monday!

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

White armor just looks snazzy.