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Chainmail Hauberk - Full Sleeve - Dome Head Riveted Round Wire Steel - 60" Chest

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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 and is dated from the 4-5th century BC. 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".                


 


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.


This Hauberk is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It is hand crafted using riveted steel rings. The rings are uncoated mild steel to provide an authentic finish and covered in a light layer of oil to prevent rust. If you don’t require this level of durability please check our Butted Chainmail section for cheaper prices. 


Finish: Natural
Material: 16 gauge Mild Steel
Ring Type: Round / Dome Head Riveted
Diameter: 9mm

SKU: AH6807XL818RN

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £311.37 Incl. Tax: £373.64
Excl. Tax: £311.37 Incl. Tax: £373.64
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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 and is dated from the 4-5th century BC. 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".                

 

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.

This Hauberk is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It is hand crafted using riveted steel rings. The rings are uncoated mild steel to provide an authentic finish and covered in a light layer of oil to prevent rust. If you don’t require this level of durability please check our Butted Chainmail section for cheaper prices. 

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Manufacturer Deepeeka
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Finish: Natural
Material: 16 gauge Mild Steel
Ring Type: Round / Dome Head Riveted
Diameter: 9mm

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