Our armor defines who we are as Knights as they are an extension of ourselves who we are meant to be. - Elder KnightUnlike the armor that most soldiers use in battle, the knight is a special case when it comes to battle due to their skill and the required conditions of what they wear to battle. Many have their form of armor to their specifications to ensure their rate of success is met, plus they just really like to show off. Many Knights are identifiable by the way their armor is designed and can create a psychological effect on those around them by either inspiring or terrifying theses around them on and off the battlefield. Knight's armor is something that all depends on in how much coin they have in their coin purse. Since armor can be expensive to make and maintain once you have it. You can tell how wealthy a knight can be by just looking at the armor they have on them or they just want armor that they can fight in properly. With some, they wear heavy armor to be able to fight on no matter how many times someone hits them or just be able to block and dodge so they can counter their opponents. Though Plate mail and chain mail are the most commonly used by them while a few choose a different material such as Gambeson. But the best distinction of wealth is how well kept the armor is that they wear. If it is clean and shows no sign of wear and tears it means they are often in the service of someone or have enough money to repair it. If it is the latter though it would mean that they are most likely hedge knights that have no master and just go from place to place looking for work. Their armor also tends to come in all shapes and sizes with none of them being made of the same material as some will be entirely metal while others may be a mix of metal and layer cloth of some kind. This is put into account how they fight most of the time in battle as well since they can either fight on a riding mount or on foot which can have its advantages and disadvantages depending on what they are wearing.
Emboding the ArmorArmor is something that all knights desire to have in a battle to their specifications. This is why they make sure to be a part of the creation process o said armor to ensure everything is done properly by smiths that forge them. It is a tradition that Knights who value the old ways do as their Armor will become a second skin to them and release their inner warrior when worn into battle. Often going through every task is needed for the armor to reach its standards. Metal Carving: Armor on a knight tends to have more detail them most other armors a soldier wears into battle. This is due to their status and to have them stand out. The design of the carving can vary from a Knight's symbol to patterns to add detail to their armor. All of which take a lot of time and effort depending on how far someone is willing to go. Embroidery: If the cloth is used on the armor then it is likely that a coat of arms will be sewn into it with some patterns to add flair to further their allegiance to their master. Often on a surcoat or a tabard that is worn over the armor. Designs such as these can be complex or simple depending on their status. But it will still cost someone a fair bit of coin no matter how much time and effort is put into it. Ornament Pieces: Some Knights tend to go overboard when adding things to their armor such as adding horns or adding molding the armor to look a certain way to add more detail. This is often done as both a sign of intimidation and extravagance to ensure that no one will take them lightly when fighting them. Though they often lack any practical use on the field of battle and can often cause problems for them if they end up in certain circumstances such as tight places or unstable ground which can easily lead to their defeat at their own hands.
To be a Knight means that their skills are considered higher than most other soldiers and are more valuable to keep alive than to end up dead on some far-flung battlefield. It takes too much time and effort to train them which is why they need better armor to keep them alive and to show others that they are not to be taken lightly when face to face with them in a fight.
Armor of HonorFor as long as anyone can remember there have always been Knight in some shape or form. Often being the center of attention of many of the commoners through their tales of adventure and their exploits. Their code of honor also gives them the impression that they fight the wicked to protect the innocent. This of course is not the same when it comes to most Knights as they are trained killers that will kill when they need to or on command. But they will retain some degree of honor that they swore to uphold when it comes to it. But their armor is something is that truly gives them their mythical status those around them inspire young boys and some girls to walk in their footsteps as a squire to one them. Often never realizing them in fact under that armor is someone made of flesh and bone just like them. It can also be the same way for the one wearing the armor as well as they will be judged for everything they do for the rest of their life when they wear it. Making many of them to trying To live up to the values that they were taught to be the embodiment of the honor they are bound to. Though it is much harder than one might believe and will often just wear the armor to keep up appearances and often with their face covered when doing not have the courage to look someone in the eye when they are struggling with their problems while trying to achieve their status as Knight of honor and virtue.
Second SkinArmor to a Knight is something more than some piece of protection, unlike most other soldiers that wear it just to stay alive. Their armor is a part of them that they take the utmost care of it as they wear it where ever they go whether to protect someone they are serving under or in a battle. Not to mention it is expensive to maintain if left in disrepair for too long and unlike most armor given to soldiers they have to pay out of their purses rather than their employer. There is also the fact that looking like a soldier who came out of the wilderness is not the best look for someone of their status. This of course can be a problem if the armor is designed a certain way or covered in detail and decorations as they are harder to fix. Whoever said that looking good takes no effort is either a silver-tongued devil or has never known what time and effort it takes to look presentable even if it was to hit them in the face. All the more reason to ensure that it remains in its best condition to carry out its duties. Because a Knight without armor is nothing more than someone skilled in fighting and much easier to take down with any weapon they have on hand. It also helps separates the smart fighters from the stupid ones to ensure which Knight should get the time and effort to fight for them rather than some fool who thinks that all need is the skill with their weapon to win a battle when they will most likely be trying to keep their blood from spill out some finally wounds them. That's the reason why they are often good at fighting in the armor they are wearing as they are so used to wearing it all the time it is like clothing they wear on any other day. Making them far more dangerous to deal with when they know the advantages and limitations of wearing them.
Armor such as this is specifically designed to be worn by Knights into battle as they are the only ones who can afford it is specifically designed for them.
45lbs - 78lbs
100 gold - 217 gold