Scale armour (or scale mail) is an early form of armour consisting of many individual small armour scales (plates) of various shapes attached to each other and to a backing of cloth or leather in overlapping rows. Scale armour was worn by warriors of many different cultures as well as their horses. The material used to make the scales varied and included bronze, iron, steel, rawhide, leather, cuir bouilli, seeds, horn, or pangolin scales. The variations are primarily the result of material availability.
Scale armour - a defence of very great antiquity - may have begun in the Middle East.
Our scale plates are made from bronze.
Plate Size: 16mm x 25mm
Hole diameter: 1mm
Plate Thickness: 0.3mm
Weight (x100): approx. 100 grams