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...Americana 262). Although iron was heavy, it was the metal of choice because of its availability and high strength, as opposed to brass, which required both tin and copper. Plate armor typically covered the entire body of the soldier, from head to foot with jointed plates. There were several different parts of armor that combined to form the entire suit of armor, and these were the helmet, pauldrons, couter, vambrance, gauntlets, cuirass, cuisses, fauld, sabaton, poleyn, and greaves (Lepage 91). The pauldrons covered the shoulders, the couters covered the elbows, the vambrance covered the forearms, the gauntlets covered the wrist and hands, the cuirass covered the chest... ? Medieval Armor Cover Page...