lindahoyland (lindahoyland) wrote,

Protective silk

I was interested to read this article in the paper the other day about protective underwear for soldiers, which used silk.

BCB International, a military accessories provider based in Cardiff, will soon be selling ‘blast boxers’ to the public for less than £60 a pair in knitted Kevlar.
The MoD is looking at a version of the pants which has a panel made of tightly-woven silk to protect the most vulnerable areas. Used in this way, silk is very strong yet more flexible than Kevlar

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It seems there is nothing new under the sun as Ghenghis Khan's warriors wore silk shirts for protection which inspired some plot features in my stories.
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