Voiders were worn in the late Middle Ages on the arms of gambesons. They protect the open spots in the suit of armour. Nowadays a large number of original voiders has been preserved and they are part of several historical collections.
These voiders are made of 8 mm round riveted rings that are made in a 1 to 4 construction and butted. They are sold per pair. Their length is 65 cm, they have an arm length of 46 cm and weigh approx. 4,5 kg.
Length: 65 cm;
Sleeve length: 46 cm;
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Inner diameter: 8 mm;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 4.5 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 5500 *
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
- 1:4 weaving