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|Ease of use||Clay constituents have changed considerably since original study|
Relatively low cost
|Clay variability (handling, thixotropy, temperature effects, etc)|
|Large historical database of results||Current methodology requires elevated clay temperatures|
|Apparent success in field for soft body armor||All variability in testing results is assumed to be design flaws in the armor|
|Apparent success in field for hard body armor|
|Method has limited medical validation for soft body armor
Method has no medical validation for hard body armor