THURSDAY || WARRIORS AND KNIGHTS || IRON KNIGHT
Iron Knight, a knight which is heavily armored & immortal. Ready to fight great battles in the front line.
Another sword, another suit and another braidstyle creates a different kind of knight. It’s an impressive one and looks massive, especially when the full iron helmet / mask covers up the face. The chain armour itself weighs about 35 kg..can you imagine when this knight is fully dressed!
His braidstyle is actually inspired by the vikings era. Because all the hair also had to fit under that iron helmet, his hair was twisted and braided and combined all together at the back of the head. Strenghten with his own hair into a ponytail.
Again, one of the best male hair models showed awesome braid styles and a gorgeous look as he transformed into a knight, for ‘The week of Warrior & Knights’.
Sven Roos, respect how you carry those pieces of heavy iron & moved yourself on the set.
Plate armour is a historical type of personal body armor made fromiron or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer.
While there are early predecessors such as the Roman-era , full plate armour developed in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. Especially in the context of the Hundred Years’ War, from the coat of plates worn over mail suits during the 13th century.
In Europe, plate armour reached its peak in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The full suit of armour is thus a feature of the very end of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance period. Its popular association with the “Medieval Knight” is due to the specialised jousting armour which developed in the 16th century.
Full suits of Gothic Plate armour were worn on the battlefields of the Burgundian and Italian Wars. The most heavily armoured troops of the period were heavy cavalry such as the gendarmes and early cuirassiers, but the infantry troops of the Swiss mercenaries and the landknechts also took to wearing lighter suits of “three quarters” munition armour, leaving the lower legs unprotected.
The use of plate armour declined in the 17th century, but it remained common both among the nobility and for the cuirassiers throughout the European wars of religion. After 1650, plate armour was mostly reduced to the simple breastplate (cuirass) worn by cuirassiers. This was due to the development of the flintlock musket, which could penetrate armour at a considerable distance.
For infantry, the breastplate gained renewed importance with the development of shrapnel in the late Napoleonic wars. The use of steel plates sewn into flak jackets dates to WorldWar2, replaced by more modern materials such asfibre-reinforced-plastic since the 1950s.