This is how medieval knights fought inside their clunky armors

My uncle used to own an old medieval Spanish armor. I remember looking at it and thinking how the hell knights could fight stuffed inside those heavy and clunky metal suits. This video shows how: Reconstructing medieval fight techniques using combat treatises of that time as a reference. » 9/29/14 6:45pm 9/29/14 6:45pm

With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

How Armor Is Evolving to Beat Tank-Smashing RPGs

Like the AK-47, the Soviet RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade has become one of the most widely-distributed infantry weapons on Earth, used by everyone from E8 nations to guerrilla insurgency groups in every major conflict since Vietnam. But their ubiquitousness nature has kicked off a global race focused on how to beat… » 4/08/14 11:40am 4/08/14 11:40am

This Artistic Armor Defends Against Everything but Funny Looks

It's not easy being an artist these days, what with protesters smashing your art and Cossacks smashing your face. Thankfully, one Chicago area artist has devised an ideal solution for protecting performers: delightfully-psychedelic cloth armor suits that won't inhibit the wearer's artistic freedom. Freedom of movement… » 3/04/14 8:00pm 3/04/14 8:00pm

How To Bulletproof Yourself on a WWI Battlefield

Body armor fell sharply out of favor in Europe during the 18th Century but made a strong resurgence in WWI after folks realized how much getting shot hurt. These are some of the more...eccentric...examples of rudimentary blast shields and flak vests as compiled by our friends at Oobject.com.
If you need to deck out… » 9/30/11 8:30pm 9/30/11 8:30pm