Talk:Scale armour

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Scale/mail combo?[edit]

Removing the reference to scale mail being erroneous. If it is, explain the difference or at least cite something.

The "golden" scale mail picture is also represented here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin But is made from an animals scales not gold in that picture. It is either animal scales or gold, not both. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.138.148.58 (talk) 10:38, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

This line was just added: "Scale-mail with special scale links substituted every few rings" I do not believe it existed. If you have examples, then I'd like to see them. If not it will be removed. Mercutio.Wilder 02:43, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

There was however Lorica plumata which is chainmail with attached scales. Gaius Cornelius 16:27, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Be careful not to slip from a historical narrative to one intended for a roleplaying game. The phrase "especially against blunt damage" has been changed to "especially against bludgeoning" — RPG characters take "damage." Human beings suffer injuries. 22:29 5 July 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.241.119.2 (talk)

Material parked to avoid copyright violation[edit]

appears to be based on text from: http://www.curlesnewstead.org.uk/159.htm

Remains of another type of scale armour were discovered in the floor of the chamber situated at the north-west corner of the Principia. Unfortunately, here also the pieces were too small to enable the cuirass of which they had formed part to be reconstructed. Altogether there were more than one hundred fragments (Plate XXIII.). These consisted for the most part of thin plates of brass from one inch to one inch and three-sixteenths in width, slightly curved, and having a thickness of two mm. The longest piece was about three and a half inches in length. In several instances it was clear that the fragment had formed the extreme end of the band to which it belonged. In such cases it was noted that the outer margin formed an acute angle with the lower edge, but that the sharp corner was blunted in the same manner as were the corresponding parts of heavier iron bands from Carnuntum. On the concave side of the bands near the upper edge are rivets. Upon several of these there are still to be seen adhering pieces of the leather backing to which they have been attached. At the end of each band near the edge a round hole has been bored; as none of these holes were found with rivets in them, it is possible that they were used for the insertion of a cord to draw the coat together. It is quite evident from the oxydisation of the metal that when the armour was left where it was ultimately discovered, the bands were overlapping. The curve of some of the pieces suggests that they were intended to protect the shoulders and arms. Others may well have covered the body. About half a dozen pieces, the largest of which measures four inches by three and seven-sixteenths inches, may have belonged to the breastplate.

David Woodward (talk) 07:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


Samurai Armour?[edit]

I notice that there is a picture of Samurai armour on the scale armour page- wasn't Samurai armour lamellar not scale? I know the two are similar but there are enough differences that they should be kept seperate. If that armour pictured is Lamellar, it should be removed and if it is scale, I think it should be made clear that Samurai armour often was lamellar, so that the casual reader doesn't confuse the two.

--Narelon (talk) 14:52, 21 April 2009 (UTC)