Armour >> Armour From 1300 - 1350
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
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