Friday, April 4, 2014

D Is For Do...

A hairdo!
No, not that kind of 'do'. 

This kind of Do:

Do or Dou
During the Heian period 794 to 1185 the Japanese cuirass evolved into the more familiar style of armour worn by the samurai known as the dou or do.

Also under our 'D' category is Doublet:
A doublet is a man's snug-fitting buttoned jacket that is shaped and fitted to the man's body. Worn in Western Europe from the Middle Ages through to the mid-17th century. The doublet was hip length or waist length and worn over the shirt or drawers. Until the end of the 15th century the doublet was worn under another layer of clothing such as a gown, mantle, or overtunic. Originally it was a mere stitched and quilted lining ("doubling"), worn under a hauberk or cuirass to prevent bruising and chafing.

A dirk
And we also have our weapon, the dirk. A dirk is a long thrusting dagger. Historically, it was a personal weapon of officers engaged in naval hand-to-hand combat during the Age of Sail, as well as the personal sidearm of the officers of Scottish Highland regiments, and Japanese naval officers. And just to let you know, THIS is something a pirate would carry. Happy blogging, everyone and I will see you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Another useful post. Thanks Mel... saving this.

Mel Chesley said...

You're most welcome. Glad you are finding these helpful!