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How does stab- and puncture-resistant body armour work?

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Stab- and puncture-resistant armours are made from a variety of materials. The most commonly used materials are made from extremely strong fibres, which can be either woven or laminated together. Other materials used are metals and composites. As the threat impacts the armour, the materials either deflect the threat or, due to their very high level of cut and/or tear resistance, they "stretch" and the impact forces are dissipated over a larger area of the armour.

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