The modern equivalent of a suit of armor

    In his latest video Robert Kaiser, CEO of the PPSS Group, lets one of his staff hit him in the chest with an axe, ice pick and police baton while he wears the company’s new PPSS Cell Extraction Vest. 

    This video got me thinking, how would modern anti-stabbing protection compare with chain mail or full plate armor from the late middle ages? It would be significantly lighter, but would it offer the same, better or worse protection against lances, polearms and other medieval weaponry?

    Full plate armour for man and horse owned by Sigismund II Augustus (r. 1548–1569)

    Full plate armour for man and horse owned by Sigismund II Augustus (r. 1548–1569)

    The full press release …

    PPSS Group claims to have now developed the world’s toughest Extraction Vest, aiming to effectively protect corrections Cell officers tasked with responding to riots, cell extractions, mass searches or major disturbances.

    Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states: “PPSS Cell Extraction Vests are designed to offer the highest level of protection to those officers engaging with some of the most hostile, brutal and vicious human beings on this planet”

    This latest high performance body armor is designed using rigid body moulded panels of a highly secretive material, tested in accordance to the stringent NIJ 0115.00 Level III (stab + spike) standard, the highest possible stab resistance level.

    “The highlight is the exceptional level of blunt force trauma, in case the officer is assaulted by a kick or punch, or by an attacker striking with any item, such as fire extinguisher, chair, table, bricks, gym weight or snooker balls etc.” Robert Kaiser continues.

    “PPSS Cell Extraction Vests offer the maximum level of protection around the entire upper body, extended neck area, shoulders and groin also offering the highest level of manoeuvrability”.

    This year’s ACA Conference will see the global launch of this new ground-breaking body armour at the Salt Lake City Convention Centre on the 16th August 2014.  Please visit us at booth #424

    For further information please view email [email protected] or call the UK based HQ on +44 (0) 845 5193 953

    You can reach their new U.S. registered legal entity PPSS North America Inc. by visiting emailing [email protected] or calling 800-928-4802.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!