Stab Vest, Level 1 Spikes (5e Equipment)
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Stab Vest, Level 1 Spikes
Stab vests work like springs, using lots of rubbery materials to cushion the blow. Spike vests are specially designed body armor for blocking improvised melee weapons. Level 1 is designed for low velocity strikes from meager weapons. You'll see it worn at low security prisons and the like.
Usage notes are unresearched speculation designed to give perspective only. The DOJ standard is only used to distinguish between different levels of armor, and applies generalizations so it can be adapted for D&D. Please, don't take this stuff literally.