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Lorica hamata, mixed rings, 6 mm

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This lorica hamata is a replica of an original from the 1st century AD. Hauberks like this were worn by legionaries between the 2nd century BC and the 3rd century AD.

This hauberk is made of 1 mm thick steel rings with an inner diameter of 6 mm, just like the original loricae hamatae. It used to take nearly two months to produce a lorica hamata because of the small rings. This hauberk was 30% lighter than later hauberks. Round punched rings are alternated with flat riveted rings. The lorica hamata is delivered including a shoulder piece with a leather edge.

It is available in the sizes M, L and XL. The chest circumference is measured including a gambeson/ padding.

How to measure
Length: from the shoulder to hip / knee
Chest circumference: breath in properly.

Product details:
Length: 80 cm
Breast circumference, when breathing in fully: 105 cm (M) / 125 cm (L) / 135 cm (XL);
Breast circumference: 120 cm (M) / 140 cm (L) / 150 cm (XL);
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1 mm;
Inner diameter: 6 mm;
Rivetted: round rings, round rivets;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 8.9 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 7000 *

Which size hauberk should I choose?
When you wear a gambeson, your breast circumference is around 15 cm larger.

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.

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