Chinese Mirror Armor

  • Medieval Asia
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The development of Mirror Armor is seen around the 7th Century. Like European Mirror Armor, it consisted of highly polished (to a mirror like quality) components. Breastplate, Thigh Guards, Shoulder Plating, Helmets and Gauntlets – all were polished. This created an almost “supernatural” or “God-like” quality to the wearer. Worn exclusively by Royal or Noblemen (who could afford the type of metal needed), Mirror Armor was highly decorated. It also produced a psychological impact on one's enemy to see hundreds of “glowing” Knights (on foot or horseback). With the advent of better firearms to Chinese Armies, it's use was regulated to Ceremonial or Funerary uses.