Thank you for posting this here Ed, and for the fascinating background.
I think this is great to have a guide to the various armor components to refer to as discussions develop on this topic. Actually in a most interesting perspective, its almost like an 'anatomy of armour'. I honestly never thought of the complex terminology used for 'harness', the term used for armour in those times as I understand (found that while trying to look up some of the terms
I think its a great idea to have this thread as kind of a glossary on armour components for referral, and I think the terms themselves are fascinating. The etymology of terms for arms and armour has always proven to be anything from interesting to mysterious to very entertaining to me (some terms seem to have had unusual colloquial nicknames).