Corslet Armor

  • Armor
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A 2-piece Armor component, Corslet (in Middle Ages terms), was akin to Demi-Armor. Design versions of Corslets go well back into Ancient Greece (and developed from Linothorax Armor). By the 10th and 11th Centuries in Europe, Corslets were made of iron (or steel). A full Breast and Backplate was fitted over the Wearer's body. Next, a circular Base Skirt design was hinged underneath. This was either riveted or wired. While it did provide maximum range of motion with regards to the legs, weight and obvious radius problems did arise. The Corslet “skirt” made use by Cavalry or mounted Forces impractical. Corslets were quickly evolved into other more practical “battlewear”, but it could still be found in use as Ceremonial/Guard Armor in The Middle East.