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So I dug this up again (the images having now gone the way of the dodo) and it struck me that it might be useful to have a place to gather as much good information on historical armour testing as we c

His name is Matt Poitras. He's in my fighting group. The guy with the long hair in the other picture is Dave Kilbourn, commander of the Utland Storm of the army of Jomsborg. 

I forgot to mention that the remnants of that padded leather hood were found in the Black Grave in Chernihiv Ukraine. Similar to the barrow mounds in Gnyozdovo, Russia. Both sites are filled with Slav

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