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Old 18th November 2009, 08:57 AM   #7
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i remember reading somewhere that the cataphracti of justinian in the eastern empire experimented with bovine leather armour for the men & horses, hardened by heat and soaking in boiling beeswax. it appeared to work well, until the summer heat hit it. they decided to stay with steel lamellar.
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