Links: 10mm Butted
Length: 1050mm approx
Sleeve: 560mm (underarm)
Girth: 1580mm approx
Weight: 14.5kg tunic approx, 2.5kg coif approx
Made from 16 gauge (1.5mm diameter) wire. Light weight but it is 100% Battle ready provided, you don't mind doing the occasional repair.
Mail was invented some time in the mid 1st millennium BC, but it is unknown where and by whom it was first used. Several patterns of linking the rings together have been known since ancient times, with the most common being the 1-to-4 pattern (where each ring is linked with four others). In Europe, the 1-to-4 pattern was completely dominant.
This suit of mail is linked in a 1-4 pattern.
A hauberk is a maille knee length tunic.
Other garments made from mail include:
Hauberk - knee length mail shirt
Byrnie - waist length mail shirt
Chausses - mail leggings
Coif - mail hood
Mitons - mail mittens
Aventail - mail collar hanging from a helmet
Standard - mail collar strapped around the neck
PLEASE NOTE The coif on this suit has a pointed neckline not round as shown in the image.
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