Arm Armour

he 14th century also saw the beginning of the plate arm defence. The first appearance being around 1320 and taking the form of gutter shaped pieces directly attached to the chainmaille as well as besegews (circular disks at armpits). The besegews continued to be used until around 1360 but would later re-appear in the 15th century. The maille mufflers disappeared by 1330 and were replaced by either simple gloves or gauntlets similar in construction to a brigandine. By 1340 the hourglass gauntlet had been developed consisting of an hourglass shaped piece of metal covering the back of the hand and wrist and small overlapping plates covering the fingers.