A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.