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The Camail is a guard of mail for the neck and shoulders that was worn fastened to the bascinet helmet during the 14th century. The camail covered the sides of the head, neck and shoulders. The camail sometimes had a triangular piece of mail that could be attached by one end to the forehead part of the bascinet helmet this way covering the face except the eyes. The camail was sometimes attached the the back plate of the armor by a strap that was bolted to the back plate.

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