The other drags him by the helmet, tearing all the fastening, and he strikes from his head the ventail and the gleaming coif.
She puts on his hauberk with its strong meshes, and laces on his ventail.
The upper part is the visor, to admit of vision, the lower the ventail, to admit of breathing.
It has a tilting helmet with visor in two pieces, and a shutter in the ventail; the leg-armour is still complete.
I fail to see why; the weapon that pierced a ventail would pass into the head, and inflict a death-wound.
The ventail bris dates from the period of the first introduction of the folded fan into Europe.