Bumping with a video for making ceramic based plates on the cheap. In testing they seem to stop 5.56 lead core with a steel penetrator (m855) surprisingly enough.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYkl4m3uoOE
I question why you would not add this to the HEMA thread
I knew a guy that survived a stabbing by sticking a couple of plastic cutting boards down the front of his coat, stopped the blade cold and distributed the shock out over his stomach so he barely even had a bruise.
He didn't survive depression though :(
Pic unrelated, I mainly meant modern body armour.>>10173
Did he expect to be attacked?