Late Tang Dynasty General Armor 唐末将盔甲

A late Tang commander in mountain scale armor. The armor blended many elements of the Mingguang armor into the new design such as neck guard collars, jutting animal motifs and breastplates. The officer carries a Tang era straight single edged long sword (Tang Dao.) Such armors were very colorful to behold and usually featured silk frills and tassels of many colors.

Tang dynasty officer's saber, or "Tang Dao," 唐刀, silver inlays, lacquered scabbard and occasionally shagreen or ray skin wrap around the handle. The blade would be either straight or curved (always curved for the cavalry) and often only has one sided tip.


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