Riveted Steel Mail Hauberg

  • Authentic mail shirt
  • The rings have interior diameter of 8 mm and are made of 1,4 mm thick steel
  • Each ring individually riveted
  • Four rings through fifth typical European mail-weave style
  • Available in three sizes, M, L, and XL

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Description of the Product

Throughout the Dark and Middle Ages, chain mail was one of the most widely used and versatile armors. A piece of riveted mail armor gave the warrior the best possible shield as it was more durable than butted chainmail. It took a skilled armorer a considerable amount of time to produce a single shirt of mail, due to the intricacy of the interlocking links. Riveted Steel is the most sought after and difficult mail to make, and therefore also the most expensive. Chainmail was used already in the early Roman period, but the height of its popularity was during the 13th century when almost every soldier in Europe was covered from head to toe in chainmail. Subsequently the advances in weaponry made plate armor necessary. The use of chainmail came to an end in the advent of firepower.

Chain 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 chainmail shirts. Chainmail shirts of this size were often called hauberks.

The end of each mild steel link is individually hammered flat and then riveted shut. Made in the International pattern common to European mail, this mail has four links going through a fifth ring. Faithfully copied from examples in museums and private collections, each steel link has been left in its natural state to guarantee maximum authenticity.

Please note that unprotected chainmail corrodes easily, and in active use the armor will eventually darken. Often armory of this type was allowed to darken on the battlefield before oiling them. We recommend the chainmail is kept oiled at all times.

  • The rings have an interior diameter of 8 mm and are made of 1,4 mm thick steel.
  • Each ring individually riveted.
  • Four rings through fifth typical European mail-weave style
  • Ours is available in three sizes, M, L, and XL.
  • Made by Ulfberth

Size M:
- chest circumference: approx. 125 cm when fully stretched. Chest should not exceed 115 cm circumference including gambeson.
- length from shoulder to hem approx. 105 cm
- arm length approx. 48 cm
- weight approx. 13.3 kg

Size L:
- chest circumference: approx. 138 cm when fully streched. Chest should not exceed 125 cm circumference including gambeson.
- length from shoulder to hem approx. 107 cm
- arm length approx. 52 cm
- weight approx. 16.2 kg

Size XL:
- Chest circumference: approx. 150 cm when fully stretched. Chest should not exceed 135 cm circumference including gambeson.
- length from shoulder to hem approx. 110 cm
- arm length approx. 56 cm
- weight approx. 18.1 kg

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