DISCUSSION

 

 

V.
THE ARMOURS
鎧 甲


 

E - Discussion about the Armour Plating of War Elephant

The Caparison

 

 


       On medieval battlefields, for intensifying the effectiveness of War Elephants, verry often Armours for War Elephants had been thought and designed, i.e. the Caparison.

 

Warrior on his Caparisoned War Elephant made in Wicker
(the Battle Gondola is missing)

India - Late 16th century.

(Credit Photo : La Savoie Médiévale)

Coat of Full Metal Mail for War Elephant
(the Battle Gondola is missing)

India - Late 16th century.

(Credit Photo : La Savoie Médiévale)



Warriors on his Caparisoned War Elephant made in Wicker
lateraly reinforced with 2,000 engraved Steel Plates.
(the Battle Gondola is missing)

India - Late 16th century.

(Credit Photo : La Savoie Médiévale)



Warriors on his Caparisoned War Elephant made in Wicker
lateraly reinforced with 2,000 engraved Steel Plates (Details)
(the Battle Gondola is missing)
.
India - Late 16th century.

(Credit Photo : La Savoie Médiévale)

 

 

       Sometimes, some places on the War Elephant Tusks are reinforced by kinds of bangles made in steel or precious metal as brass or gold. And that is terrible it's to fix on each end of these Tucks a huge Sword having a wavy blade like those of a giant Kriss, forged in welded steel.

 

War Elephant Tusk Sword
(Mughal Empire
)

 

War Elephants with Tusks reinforced by Bangles made in precious Métal.
NGUYỄN Dynasty (1802-1945)

 

 

 

Bình-Định SA-LONG-CƯƠNG
Department of Medieval Martial Arts
Võ Trận Đại-Việt

TRỊNH Quang Thắng

 

 

 

 

 

       A - Synoptic of the Armour's Evolution

       B - Armour's Comparative Study

       C - Historic Re-Enactment - (Photos Gallery)

       D - Discussion about the War Horse Armour

       E - Discussion about the War Elephant Armour

 

 

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