Effectiveness of Chinese Mountain Armor

Oct 2013
6,418
Planet Nine, Oregon
#32
The holes in the little sample above are also too close to the edges, but now I've got it just right, and the lacing is much closer and matches many depictions.
 

Bart Dale

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
7,095
#36
Would not the exposed lacing be vulnerable to being cut? It seems to me a couple of blows with a sword would cut the lacing and the armor would start to fall apart.

Would metal wire lacing rather than leather be less vulnerable?
 
Oct 2013
6,418
Planet Nine, Oregon
#37
Would not the exposed lacing be vulnerable to being cut? It seems to me a couple of blows with a sword would cut the lacing and the armor would start to fall apart.

Would metal wire lacing rather than leather be less vulnerable?
You'd think exposed lacing would be a problem, but it has a long history with armour --starting with Tut, and there is a lot of it in Chinese and Tibetan armour, see below. That said, I might use the metal wire to attach them together.. Dan, care to weigh in on that?
 

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