Spaulders

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A staple of Medieval armor were Spaulders. These were steel or iron shaped pieces of metal that were placed on the shoulders. Held in place with straps connected to swivels or hooks. They were effective for shoulder protection but did not protect the underarm. Although Chain Mail was used underneath, this type of plating fell into disuse by the mid-15th Century.