Although the word armour refers to protective gear rather than weapons, the word armoury refers to an arsenal, a storehouse of weapons or a weapons workshop. It is an indication of how inextricably the developments of weaponry and armour are bound together.
From primitive shields and early protective clothing. Crafted from animal hide, bone, and wood; the technology has progressed through various forms of metal armour in the Bronze and Iron ages. Today, functional combat armour is primarily in the form of ballistic armour, manufactured from impact absorbing fabrics such as Kevlar, Dyneema and ceramic plates.