Different kinds of armor
Different kinds of armor
 
 
A knight's shining armor
A knight's shining armor
 
 
None
 
 
Battle axes
Battle axes
 
 
Maces
Maces
 
 
Armorer
Armorer
 
 
Hand decorated armor
Hand decorated armor
 
Arms and Armor <br>in the Middle Ages
Topic(s):   Middle Ages

To protect himself in battle, a knight wore armor. It was made from metal, padded cloth and leather. A knight had to be very strong to wear a full suit of armor. It could weigh close to 70 pounds! A knight might take an hour to dress in his armor.

A knight fought on horseback using lances and swords. Sometimes he carried heavy clubs (maces) or even a battleaxe. He had to learn to control his horse with one hand. In his other hand he would hold a weapon. A knight’s horse was very important to him. Horses often wore armor for protection, too.

An armorer was a man who made armor. He was a very skilled craftsman. The armor had to be well made to protect the knights. Often it was very beautiful as well. An armorer even decorated some swords with jewels. Weapons became more powerful during the Middle Ages. In turn, armor got heavier and stronger. A knight made sure that his armor was clean and well cared for. To get rust off it, armor was rolled in barrels of sand.

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