Cuirass (Period)

Cuirass (Period)

A cuirass is a piece of armor, designed to protect the torso; it is also called a “breastplate” for that reason.  It’s found in the arms of Balbirny of that Ilk, 1542 [Lindsay], possibly as a cant on “byrnie”, or mail hauberk.  The cuirass is affronty by default.  For related charges, see jerkin, mail.

Khalid al-Khadir bears:  Sable, a cuirass and on a chief argent, in sinister a decrescent azure.

Richard Devlin Bordeaux bears:  Gules, a breastplate argent, a point pointed and on a chief Or three gunstones.

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