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Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor Date: ca. 1510 Geography: Milan Culture: Italian, Milan Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy Dimensions: Wt. 19 lb. 13 oz. (8987 g); helmet (a); H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 10.2 oz. (2103.5 g)

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor Date: ca. helmet (a); 12 in.

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That's Just Cool: European knights had the coolest armor of all, with the possible exception of the samurai. When I was in high school I practiced my drawing skills by sketching fully armored knights.

Detail of light field armour of Sir John Smythe, c.1585 (metal)

hard-sophoclean-light: “ “ Light field armour of Sir John Smythe [details].