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A '''pourpoint''' was a quilted arming-jacket worn under armour. Its chief quality (and the reason for its name) was that it acted as a quasi-corset, to which other items of armour (especially the [[points]]) could be laced or buckled.
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[http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/garments/Charles_blois/Charles_blois.html Pourpoint of Charles de Blois]
 
[http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/garments/Charles_blois/Charles_blois.html Pourpoint of Charles de Blois]

Revision as of 19:35, 21 March 2006

A pourpoint was a quilted arming-jacket worn under armour. Its chief quality (and the reason for its name) was that it acted as a quasi-corset, to which other items of armour (especially the points) could be laced or buckled.

See also: Pourpoint of Charles de Blois