Video: Test Cutting on Leather Armor

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Video: Test Cutting on Leather Armor

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:42 am

An interesting series of video clips testing the effectiveness of leather armor to various cuts:

More leather testing - part 1: weapon introduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIWiqF9C ... ed&search=

More leather testing - part 2: soft + hardened leather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jpuSzgkZN4

More leather testing - part 3: boiled leather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_EmI6V0S8

Leather armour cutting test - Summary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EjGIMtKTIw

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Post by Chris Fields » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:00 pm

I love those guys. I will be seeing them up in atlanta on labor day weekend. :D

Although, the sword that was broken in Count De Monte Cristo was a small sword, know to be much more hard and brittle than most other swords, and not as flexible, I have seen several of them snap when hit wrong, like what was shown in the movie. I normally don't side with movies, but this time, it could happen.
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