A curtain of mail that attached to the rim of the bascinet and protected the neck by hanging over the shoulders. Also spelled 'aventail.'
Related term(s): Aventail; Bascinet; Great Bascinet; Cervelliere; Kettle Hat; Chapel de fer
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 37.