The lorica hamata is a chainmail shirt that was worn in antiquity by Roman legionaries. It was already in use during the Roman republic and the Gallic wars. Similar chainmail shirts were also used by the Gauls and Celts, chainmail is a Celtic invention. The lorica hamata protects the torso, but doesn't cover the arms. This gives a great flexibility. The lorica hamata has an extra chainmail collar at the shoulders.
How to measure
Length: from shoulder to hip
Chest: chest circumference, breathe in properly.
Discounted price because of inconsistencies in sizing.
Length: 88 cm (M) / 90 cm (L) / 92 cm (XL) / 94 cm (XXL)
Breast circumference (including clothing and gambeson): 94-109 cm (M) / 110-125 cm (L) / 126-140 cm (XL) / 141-155 cm (XXL)
Steel type: steel
Ring thickness: 1.6 mm
Inner diameter: 8 mm
Rivetted, mixed round rings, round rivets
Weaving method: 4:1 construction
Weight: 6,7 kg (M) / 8,1 kg (L) / 11,5 kg (XXL)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram):10.000
B-quality / C-quality
Items from B-quality need some slight adjustments before you are able to use them. Items from C-quality need major adjustments before you are able to use them.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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.
Which size hauberk should I choose?
When you wear a gambeson, your breast circumference is around 15 cm larger.
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