These large metal, wooden and leather plating were designed to protect the upper thigh and hip of the wearer. Large, they were often worn in pairs (front and back). As with most Japanese Component Armor, Haidate Plating was worn in conjunction with other pieces to provide a layering effect. They were made to withstand slashing attacks. Held in place by riveting or silk cord attachments, The Haidate was attached to The Dou (breastplate) – at the bottom.