Chain mail was invented around 500 BC by the Celts and was used by the Romans before they wore suits of armour. Chain mail was frequently worn in the Middle Ages when it became very popular. In the 13thcentury almost the entire body could be covered by chain mail. One of the biggest advantages of chain mail is that it is very flexible. A disadvantage is that it can be very heavy.
This pair of chausses is made of 1,8 mm thick rings with a diameter of 8 mm that are woven together and riveted for extra security. Their length is 118 cm and they weigh 4,9 kg. The upper width is 60 cm, the lower width is 46 cm.
Steel type: spring steel;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *
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
- Round Rings Riveted
- 1:4 weaving