Description of the Product

Mail shirts were difficult and time consuming to make and therefore very expensive. Good protection, however, often separated the dead fighters from the living, and so rich and powerful warriors invested. Haubergs (like this model) were used throughout Europe from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance. Hauberg is a mail shirt with long sleeves and with a skirt extending at least to the mid-thigh.
Mail is very durable, but due to its flexibility a forceful blow could cause bone fractures or contusions even if lacerations were avoided. That is why heavy padding, such as the thick and soft gambeson was used underneath mail shirts.

This shirt is made of 1.6 mm thick steel links built in the standard European pattern, with 4 links through a 5th. Each link is blackened, which provides protection from corrosion. We however recommend that you keep the mail lightly oiled to prevent rusting.
Outer diameter of each ring is approx. 11 mm and inner diameter approx. 8 mm. Available in two sizes.

Size M
-chest circumference approx. 125 cm when fully extended. This means that your chest should not exceed 115 cm when wearing your gambeson.
-length from shoulder to hem approx. 96 cm
-arm length from cuff to armpit approx. 45 cm
-weight approx. 14 kg

Size L
-chest circumference approx. 140 cm when fully extended. This means that your chest should not exceed 125 cm when wearing your gambeson.
-length from shoulder to hem approx. 114 cm
-arm length from cuff to armpit approx. 55 cm
-weight approx. 16 kg

Size XL
-chest circumference approx. 150 cm when fully extended. This means that your chest should not exceed 135 cm when wearing your gambeson.
-length from shoulder to hem approx. 116 cm
-arm length from cuff to armpit approx. 59 cm
-weight approx. 18,5 kg

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