Knight Suits of Armour in the Modern World
Once upon a time, a suit of plate Armour was something reserved solely for knights. Not only was this due to the knight's social status, but also due to the cost of creating such Armour. Each suit was made for a specific wearer, fitted perfectly to his proportions. As mass-production did not exist at the time, each element of the Armour had to be handmade to suit the wearer. Of course, such Armour today continues to carry prestige, historical interest and can be somewhat costly, but suits of Armour are also still widely used today.
What are suits of Armour used for in the modern world? While they certainly no longer play a role in defending military personnel, suits of plate Armour can be found in numerous places. You will find them within the homes of the extremely wealthy, and you will also find them in the offices of corporate CEOs. Even the average person might have a suit of Armour on display in their home, as these are excellent ways to add to the décor of a home.
Often, suits of Armour are displayed within an entryway, but more modern consumers are choosing to use them in their den, their entertainment rooms or their family rooms. In addition to the incredible beauty and the tie to history and heritage offered by Armour, such a suit can be a great conversation piece, especially if it is historically accurate, or even authentic. Suits of Armour can be combined with medieval weapons, such as swords, spears, halberds and other elements, as well as with a family's coat of arms.
In addition, suits of Armour have become more affordable with the passing years. Today, you can find these sets for a fraction of the price they once commanded, thanks to the advent of mass production. However, if you handcrafted design is your desire, you can find armorers style plying their trade (though you can expect to pay more for these suits).
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