Persian Infantry Armor

  • Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Persian “Standard”Armor was designed to be as light as possible, yet strong. Commonly seen in the late 10th Century A.D. Forward until the 17th Century, The majority of the suit was comprised of loose Chain Mail. The sleeves were made long and was the skirt-like front and back tail. The Persians used steel Vambraces (on the arms), for protection. These Vambraces were connected to gloves, plated with steel as well (with some early versions segmented). Almost “mitten-like” in design, these gloves provided maximum protection to a Swordsman or Spearmen hands. The central component of Persian Armor was the Front Breastplate. Small for it's need, it was connect by leather straps, - to dual side Torso plates (to protect one's flanks), as well as a similar Backplate. The traditional Persian Helmet known as the Khula-Khud was the final piece. Similar to the Turban Helmet, these helmets featured the iconic “Arrow Nasal Bridge”. These helmets were connect to a long Mail Pixane-type cowl. Trousers were often simply heavily padded (although a king of Greave was known to be used).