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Chainmail Haubergeon - Butted - 50" Chest

£67.50

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Our Haubergeon is handcrafted using butted high tensile steel rings. The rings are uncoated mild steel to provide an authentic finish and covered with a light layer of oil to prevent rust.


Size:  Chest measures 50”. Please remember to take your measurements when wearing your gambeson and undergarments.  


Finish: Natural
Material: 16 gauge High Tensile Steel
Ring Type: Round / Butted
Diameter: 9.5mm


All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.


Buy the Chainmail Haubergeon - Half Sleeve - Butted Round Ring Steel with confidence from the UK’s leading chainmail retailer.

SKU: AH3867HS-L

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £67.50 Incl. Tax: £81.00
Excl. Tax: £67.50 Incl. Tax: £81.00
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Mail was thought to have been invented by the Celts. The earliest example was found in a Celtic Chieftain's burial in Romania. It was a popular form of defence for the warrior elite of the Viking and Early Medieval periods. It is often (wrongly) referred to as chainmail but this terminology was first introduced by Sir Walter Scott in 1822 in his novel "The Fortunes of Nigel". In the medieval period, it was simply known as "Mail". 

Haubergeon literally translates as “Little Hauberk”. They were smaller and lighter than the larger hauberks and therefore easier and cheaper to manufacture. They would usually be waist length and would terminate at the elbow or shoulder. Hauberks are long sleeved chainmail shirts that often terminate at the knee, and have a split up the front and back to allow for riding horses. The name Hauberk comes from the Old Frankish word “halsberg” which originally described a small piece of mail that protected (“Bergen – to protect) the throat and neck (the “Hals”).  Hauberks were expensive to manufacture, both in materials and in the labour time and skill required to make them. As such, they were usually only worn by nobles and professional soldiers. The Bayeux Tapestry features Norman Knights wearing knee-length hauberks with three quarter length sleeves. Their Saxon adversaries wore shirts of a similar design. Hauberks were in use in Europe until the 15th century when the advent of plate armour and better firearms led to its decline.

Our Haubergeon is handcrafted using butted high tensile steel rings. The rings are uncoated mild steel to provide an authentic finish and covered with a light layer of oil to prevent rust.

Buy the Chainmail Haubergeon - Half Sleeve - Butted Round Ring Steel with confidence from the UK’s leading chainmail retailer.

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Specification

Size:  Chest measures 50”. Please remember to take your measurements when wearing your gambeson and undergarments.  

Finish: Natural
Material: 16 gauge High Tensile Steel
Ring Type: Round / Butted
Diameter: 9.5mm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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