A shoulder piece like this is also called a pixane. Pixanes were sewn to the gambeson and were usually worn underneath the suit of armour. As a result the wearer was also protected on open spots in the suit of armour.
This shoulder piece is made of flat rings with an inner diameter of 9 mm. The rings are woven four in one and subsequently riveted with wedge rivets. The shoulder piece measures 36 x 27 cm and has a neck opening of 15 x 24 cm. It weighs approx. 0,8 kg.
Length: 138 x 38 cm;
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1.8 mm;
Inner diameter: 8 mm;
Rivetted: flat rings, wedge rivets;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 3.2 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Remove rust from your chainmail by rubbing the rings together (just like when hand-washing clothes, but without water). The rings will grind together and the rust will come off.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
- Spring steel
- 1,6 mm
- 8 mm
- Flat rings wedge rivets
- 1:4 weaving