Couter

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Large couter(The left couter on this armour has large wings to protect the inside of the arm.)[1]

Smaller couter(The right couter here is smaller.)[2]

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A couter of an Austrian imperial armour, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The couter (also spelled "cowter") is the defense for the elbow in a piece of plate armour. Initially just a curved piece of metal, as plate armor progressed the couter became an articulated joint.

In fighting reenactment groups such as the Society for Creative Anachronisms, a couter/cowter is often called an elbow cop.

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