Knights, Samurai, Leather, Metal Armor Suits
The development of armor has always been dependent on the advancement of weapons such as the sword. The height of development was reached with plate armor. Plate armor still used the basic parts of armor such as the helm, gorget, breastplate, greaves and gauntlets but added articulation so the knight could easily run, climb, as well as mount and dismount their horse. The average suit of armor weighed approximately 60 lbs.