These mail chausses/hoses are directly inspired by the type of protection worn by the knights and some sergeants in the 12th and 13th centuries. They appear for the first time on William ‘the conquerer’ on the Bayeux Tapestry in 1066. By that time it was a luxury and that’s not a hazard if only Duke William himself is wearing those chainmail hoses and so many of the other Norman knights were not. By the opening of the 12 and 13 centuries, it was becoming standard equipment of a medieval knight perfectly completing the long sleeves knee length hauberk making the knight almost invulnerable.
This mail armour is intricately HANDMADE from 17 gauge mild steel rings with a diameter of approx. 9 mm each, riveted using WEDGE RIVETS. For increased strength, the rings alternate with SOLID FLAT RINGS.
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