Even if the Mycenaeans did not evolve the corslet, there is no reason why, in the Homeric times, it should not have been evolved.
The son of Priam hit the breastplate of Menelaus's corslet, but the arrow glanced from off it.
"On the trenches already," answered Sexwolf, buckling his corslet of hide.
He happened however to have on his horseman's corslet, so that he was distressed.
For him also he wrought a corslet brighter than a flame of fire, and a helmet with a golden crest.
I ran him through and found a Giaour corslet under his jacket.
Another plan is to maintain that if the poet does not in any case mention a corslet, there was no corslet.
It is more important that no corslet is mentioned in Nestor's arms in his tent.
The same archer pierces with an arrow the corslet of Diomede (V. 99, 100).
On the corslet, as we have seen, Mr. Leaf now writes as a disciple of Reichel.