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Medieval Armor

Coif (coiffe) & Ventail

Coif(coiffe) is worn under the helmet.
Ventail is made of linked meshes and was worn across the lower part of the face. It was attached on each side of the neck to the coiffe so that it protected the throat.

Greaves covered the legs.


Hauburk is a long skirt of mail reaching to the knees worn by knights in combat.

Links for Armor

Knighthood, Chivalry, and Tournaments Resources
Castles on the Web- Weapons and Supplies
Arador Armour Library
Therion's Arms - Pictorial Armor Glossary
Medieval Armor