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Old 03-29-2011, 09:13 PM
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I had read that arrows could penetrate kevlar vests. Is that true, and is there another type of vest you can get that would stop arrows and such? Or maybe modify an existing vest?

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Kevlar yes, but there are vests with trauma plates that would stop an arrow.
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A relatively thin mild steel plate will stop an arrow. most of the damage from an arrow comes from the cutting action of the thin razor like blades (modern arrows), steel plate would defeat that effectively. A hardened steel point on a bolt might penetrate some but would require a lot of launch energy to get it to that level. Most of the armor worn by knights of old was thin in order to allow it to cover the body over a larger area and protect from slashing cuts by edge weapons. Some could be penetrated by arrows fired from crossbows at short range at all but the thickest portions of the plate.
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If you found some steel riveted chian mail, probably stop a broadhead. But most mail is butted mail not riveted anymore. Those ones you order from magazines and such are butted mail and arrows will go through it. Riveted steel mail will be about 3x the cost.


Here is riveted mail. Different construction and strengths.
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the question is what if they dont hit you in the chest maby the side or neck or legs/arms still goina take you outta the fight
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It will also depend on what this arrow was shot from. Crossbow is a lot different than a compound.
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Um.......what?
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Are there a lot of archers around where you live?

Joking aside, I have seen several body-armor vests where you can put a thin metal plate in the front and back. Should do the trick!
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silk shirt,so you can pull it out of your body easier.
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You could go with Titanium Chainmail, I have seen it for sale on ebay. I imagine that a closed link titanium chain mail vest would stop most arrows, would leave one hell of a bruise though (especially if fired from a crossbow or high draw weight compound bow).
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