A technique used increasingly by the end of the fifteenth century to decorate and strengthen armour through the addition of raised ridges.
Related term(s): Armour; Plate Armour; Breastplate; Stop Rib; Backplate; Placate
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 55.