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Voiders were worn during the late Middle Ages on the arms and shoulders of the gambeson. They protect the open spots in the armour. A large number of voiders has been discovered and nowadays they are exhibited in several museums.
This pair of voiders is made of 1,8 mm wide flat rings with an inner diameter of 8 mm. The rings are woven four in one and subsequently riveted with wedge rivets. Their length is 65 cm, they cover approx. 46 cm of the arm and weigh approx. 3,5 kg.
Length: 65 cm;
Sleeve length: 46 cm;
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1.8 mm;
Inner diameter: 8 mm;
Rivetted: flat rings, wedge rivets;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 3.5 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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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