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The plates which lined the surcoat are finding acceptance as an armor of their own. Now called a "coat of plates", this armor gave excellent protection to front sides and rear, where it was buckled.

A new helm called the bascinet is in use. Conical like a Norman Helm, this helm is of larger size and more substantial. It was usually worn with a camail, a screen of mail extending over the shoulders and fastened at the side. Gauntlets are appearing and protect the wrist, hand, and knuckles.

By 1350, armor protected the shoulders in the form of cups which went under the camail.

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