Kolman Helmschmid, German, c. 1470–1532
Armor of Emperor Charles V, Augsburg, c. 1525
etched and gilt steel, leather
Patrimonio Nacional, Real Armería, Madrid

Armor with a tonlet, or flaring skirt, was designed for combat on foot within an enclosed field, a tournament sport in which swordsmen were awarded points according to the quantity and location of the blows they dealt. Decorated with a hunting scene showing a bear, deer, and wild boar chased by hounds, this ensemble has been known as the "Hunt Tonlet" armor since the sixteenth century.