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Chainmail Coif


Since the early Middle Ages, the chain hood had spread throughout Europe, and until the turn of the first millennium it formed more and more an integral part of the armament, which in the Middle Ages was mainly a chaining. They were mainly worn as additional protection under a helmet. It is also well-known especially from the 12th century where the chain hood was worn over an extreme upholstery cap as the sole head protector. Especially at the time of the Norman it was also usual to attach directly to the chain shirt, quasi as a hood and they gave Various facial excisions from triangular, round, oval to rectangular. To protect the face better, another piece of chain braid was added, the Kinnvaz. Depending on the taste of the carrier the kinnvaz could run from the bottom upwards or laterally. With the progressive development of the basin hood to the Schaller and the Grand Bascinet the chain hood was replaced by the Bruenne and disappeared until the middle of the 16th century.

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