I'm sort of prepared for this. I signed up late. (Was transferring computers into a more conducive writing area...) And I sort of have a theme.
So for today, we have 'A'.
Armet ~ This is a type of helmet developed in the 15th century. It encompasses the entire head, but has hinges near the cheeks to expose the face. Later variations of this had a visor. This type of helmet was typically used in Italy, France, Spain, England, and the low countries. (Found on Wikipedia)
Aventail ~ Detachable mail usually hung from a helmet to cover the neck and shoulders. This used to be riveted right to the helmet, but later on became detachable. These often served as replacements for a full coif. The earlier versions of aventails were around the 1300’s, in Western Europe. By the 15th century, they replaced the coifs completely.
So you might be asking yourself, why this theme? Well, honestly, I'm a fantasy writer. And if you have ever read fantasy, I mean Sword and Sorcery fantasy, sometimes they throw in all sorts of armor and weapon descriptions that leave you going, "Huh???".
So hopefully, this will shed some light on some of those things. Plus, I am the Queen of Useless Trivia, so I thought I'd share. Happy blogging!!