Spaulders are armored plates worn on the upper arms and shoulders in a suit of
plate armour. Developed during the Middle Ages, the use of spaulders declined during the Renaissancealong with the use of plate armour.
pauldrons, spaulders do not cover the arm holes when worn with a cuirass. Instead, the gaps may be covered by besagewsor simply left bare, exposing the mail beneath.
Modern Use of Spaulders
Though the use of spaulders has declined, various craftsmen and machine shops still exist which can craft a pair of spaulders for use in a museum or in simulated combat during reenactments.
Iraq Warsaw the introduction of a modern day version of the spaulder, in the form of the "Deltoid Axillary Protector" add-on to the Interceptor body armorworn by US soldiers.
* [http://www.arador.com/construction/spaulders.html Arador Armour Library] guide to creating replica spaulders
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