Armor in the
was very expensive. Only full knights could afford a full suit of
Horses could also be outfitted with armor. But armor was not just a
set of clothes, its very complicated. In fact, it took two men to dress
a knight in his armor. See if you can identify each piece of armor.
Parts of a suit of armor:
Coat of Mail
of each piece:
Brassard = armor
protects the arm.
Coat of Mail = mesh
or net made of small metal rings or links that was worn under the suite
of armor. Also known as Chain Mail.
Cuirass = a
plate from the neck to the waist.
Cuisse = a
of steel that covered the thighs.
Elbow Piece = metal
piece that covered the knee, but allowed it to bend.
Gauntlet = a
Gorget = a
of metal that protected the throat.
Greave = the
of armor that covered the leg from the ankle to the knee.
Helmet = metal
Sabaton = the
piece that covered the foot.
Shoulder Piece = metal
that covered the shoulders.
Tasset = overlapping
plates of metal that formed a short skirt around the hips
Visor = the
part of the helmet in front of the eyes.
could also carry shields, swords, a mace, and other forms of Medieval