This pair of jackchains is made of 2 mm thick steel. They are ideal for attachment to the gambeson.
They are 68 cm long and weigh approx 1,15 kg.
Length: 68 cm;
Width: 14 x 11 cm;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 2 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Weight: 1.15 kg;
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.
How do I easily measure the width of my arm/leg?
Place your arm/leg between two straight objects (e.g. books). Measure the distance between both objects, this equals the width of your arm or leg.
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
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Im really pleased with these. At first i was afraid that they might not protect my arms enough, but i have found that most blows will hit the plates, even though they arent that wide, and disperse the blow on a larger area. Obviously they dont protect at well as full plate armprotection, but when that is said, they are very light, and since they are strapped to the surface of the gambeson, they dont hinder movements at all. I dont even notice they are there, and can easely wear my gambeson, with the chains on, all day, and do ordinary camp chores, without notecing they are there at all.
To be fair i did have to modify them slightly when i got them. The plate fittings that the rings go through, wasnt flush with the inside of the plate, so at the beginning, it was very uncomfortable to get a hit, since the blow was pressed down on the two points that were connected to the rings. But it was quite easy to hammer them outwards so the problem was solved.
And they look really cool when they are mounted on the sleeves of a gambeson. The pictures of them on their own, dont display them at their best