Gorget comes from a French word gorge, meaning throat. So, as the name suggests, gorget is a part of an armor that protects the neck area of a person. It is described as a steel or leather collar that protects the throat. In the late 18th century, gorget became more of an ornamental accessory. It was a symbolic accessory for the military uniforms. It’s something that has survived over the years in armies. KASwords has some really nice collection of gorgets. As part of a costume, gorget make a great jewelry piece.