Animal-Shaped Armor for the Eternal Battle of Cats vs. Mice

Jeff de Boer's elaborate suits of armor imagine a fanciful world in which cats and mice have learned to smith metal and construct for themselves often ornate suits of armor. Through the years, he's expanded his visions of animal armor, creating armor inspired by Medieval times, Ancient Rome, the Renaissance Era, and… » 1/27/13 9:00am 1/27/13 9:00am

This remarkable prosthetic hand was made for a 16th-century knight

A few weeks ago, we discussed the amazing prosthetic designs of 16th-century surgeon Ambroise Paré. Fortunately, a few mechanical prosthetics from that early era of artificial limbs survived, including this piece, worn by German Imperial Knight and mercenary Götz von Berlichingen. » 10/14/12 11:00am 10/14/12 11:00am