Category:Gorgets

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English: Gorget is a term for various forms of personal adornment worn around the area of the throat. The Western military gorget originally was a steel or leather collar designed to protect the throat. It was a feature of older types of armour and intended to protect against swords and other non-projectile weapons. Later, particularly from the 18th century onwards, the gorget became primarily ornamental, serving only as a symbolic accessory on military uniforms.

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