Split Armor was designed for the wearer's limbs and consisted of strips of metal attached to cloth (by wire), with a leather (or related covering) as backing. Often, it could be riveted onto the component needed. Split Armor could be attacked with straps as well. They could be attached to arms and legs or the back (even the groin area). Split Armor was also used for ceremonial wear as well. Documented examples of these types are seen in Italy and Germany in the 13th/14th Centuries.