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Armour, F96.10

Physical Description

Set of two shin protectors, and a thigh protector.
(a) Double panelled material section, held together at top with dark blue cord. Has light blue cords to attach around waist. Material in top section is floral, in gold, browns, greens, pinks and blues. Teardrop shaped hole in each panel. Border which has lion/monkey pattern. Rectangular pieces of iron are aligned on the bottom half of the thigh protection. Have domes/rise in centre. 7 across each panel, and 4 down. Mail connects each piece of iron. Pieces of material and cord to wrap around rear of leg. Back is dark blue in colour.
(b) and (c) Shin guards. Same light blue material for attachment. Gold, brown, green, blue and pink in colour. 3 short sections of iron, and 4 longer that run whose length. Lion/monkey pattern on one corner. Light blue material domes at top, with hexagonal white stitching around each one, look like honeycomb. Iron plates under each hexagon. Back dark blue.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Thigh protector): 508 x 2340 x 33mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Shin protector): 296 x 883 x 13mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Shin protector): 302 x 908 x 15mm

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