Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bevor

Also called bavier or buffe. A chin-shaped defense for the lower face, incorporating a gorget plate. The buffe was an early six­teenth century variant, worn strapped to an open-faced helmet such as the burgonet. See also fall­ing buffe.

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