Medieval Glossary

Brigandine Armour

A type of armour that has scales that are riveted inside of a piece of leather. Another piece of leather is then used to form a layer behind the scaled leather piece. Brigandine armour is often decorated with gilt nails and reinforced with pauldrons and steel leg armor. This armour type was often worn by men-at-arms and even by some nobles.

Related term(s): Pauldron; Studded Armour; Mail; Plate Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 12.31.04


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