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Parts of a Suit of Armour
Close Helm Military Helmet worn by Knights in the late medieval, early renaissance period. it covered the whole of the head and neck area.
Visor Part of the helmet which protects the eyes.
Gorget Steel or Leather collar designed to protect the throat area.
Besagues/ Besagews Circular protective plates designed to protect the armpits.
Breast Plate  
Rerebrace Also known as Upper Cannon is designed to protect the upper arms. They first emerged in england in the 14th Century.
Couter Designed to protect the elbow.
Vambrace Designed to protect the lower arms.
Fauld  
Gauntlets  
Tasset  
Cuisse Protects the thigh area.
Poleyns Protection for the knee.
Fan Plate Projection form the elbow or knee joint designed to prevent a blow from wrapping around and landing in the joint.
Greaves Protects the lower legs (shins) and is named after the old French for 'shins'.
Sabatons Designed to cover the feet. French for 'Wooden Shoes'
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