Scale armor

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(Mil.) armor made of small metallic scales overlapping, and fastened upon leather or cloth.

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Among their topics are blacksmithing techniques and production methods, producing sheet metal, the surface treatment of armor, helmets, scale armor, leg and arm armor, and the shield and boss.
It consisted of overlapping pieces of copper and looked like the skin of a snake so it was called scale armor or "Kursimtu" after "Kursindu" meaning snake.
Seoul, July 22 (ANI): In a historic discovery, a collection of fifth-century scale armor of Silla Dynasty cavalrymen was unearthed last month in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, Korea, providing proof of the existence of these mythical men.
Observations indicate that moderate amounts of training impacts (ordnance-ignited fires and small scale armor maneuvers) help maintain vireo habitat.