|Bronze helmet, mask and body armour, from 'Yu Zi Shi San Zhong Mi Shu Bing Heng (《喻子十三種秘書兵衡》)'.|
Actually made of bronze scales instead of native gold, with common rush (juncus effusus) textile backing, this armour covers the wearer from head to toe. Hun Jin Jia is intended for high-ranking officer. Rare among Ming armours of this period, Hun Jin Jia also includes an armoured mask.
Long Lin Jia (龍鱗甲, lit. 'Dragon scale armour') and Xie Di Jia (鞋底甲, lit. 'Shoe sole armor')
|Xie Di Jia (left) and Long Lin Jia (right), from 'Yu Zi Shi San Zhong Mi Shu Bing Heng (《喻子十三種秘書兵衡》)'.|
By the time this book was written, the Ming army had largely abandoned traditional scale or lamellar armour in favour of brigandine, cotton and paper armour, so these scale armours were unlikely to see any use.