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German Barbato 1506
beginning of time, man has engaged in warfare, and early man soon
recognized the value of something capable of protecting the frail human
body. Over time there has always been an 'arms race' between armour and
the means to defeat it. When man was using crude stone tip weapons,
bamboo and leather could easily stop such a weapon from doing damage.
With the improvements made in weapons from stone to bronze to iron and
to steel, the armourers of the world have improved their products as
well. Leather to chain mail to plate and to suits of armour. With the
advent of and improvement in black powder, body armour could no longer
be made light enough to be worn, and remain strong enough to protect the
user. For a considerable period of time, the projectile weapons have had
the upper hand. The discovery of Kevlar however, has again brought
balance to the state of affairs, and body armour that can stop a bullet
and is light enough to wear is again available.
We at Bateleur are proud to offer a wide selection of body armour to those who might need it.
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