Faulds (armour)

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For the 1944 explosion at RAF Fauld (Staffordshire), see RAF Fauld Explosion.
Newly made replica faulds
Breastplate with faulds attached below

Faulds are a piece of plate armour worn below a breastplate to protect the waist and hips. They take the form of bands of metal surrounding both legs, potentially surrounding the entire hips in a form similar to a skirt.

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