A hauberk was a shirt or coat of mail that covered the torso and arms, as well as extending down to the upper legs (covering the quadriceps and hamstrings). It would often be used in combination with a coif (for protection of the head and neck, and it could also be used in combination with other sets of armour pieces for added protection. In French the hauberk was called a haubert.
Related term(s): Haubert; Haubergeon; Plastron; Mail; Bag Mitten; Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Last modified: 05.31.05
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