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The proper attire for jousting includes heavy plate-metal armor to protect the body from fatal blows. Check out the armor necessary for jousting with information from an experienced jousting instructor in this video on medieval sports.
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Hi, I'm Matt Hiltman. I'm the Head Knight here at Medieval Times, and I train the jousters here. The knights in, when they jousted, they wore many types of armor; it evolved as did the sport overtime. The, the armor of the day when it began was a, a chain male type of armor. It was made of interlocking steel rings. They were used to deflect mostly piercing blows. Overtime as the joust became more formalized and safety became more important to the sport of jousting, the men who participated used heavier armor, plate male. There was, there were many developments in the style of visor in the, in the placement of protective covering for the left side which was typically where a knight would be struck. So, they wore full plates, a full suits of plate male it evolve to become if, if not safe, reasonably so. My name is Matt Hiltman, and that is the protection that jousters wore.