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55 Inch Soldier Grade Mail Shirt

(1 customer review)

$129.00

Item # AB3932

2 in stock

Description

Whether you are looking for fashion or function, the iconic look of a chainmail shirt makes a compelling option. The 55 Inch Soldier Grade Mail Shirt combines comfort and protection with its great design. Butted mail is the most economical construction style of mail, as the cost of labor-intensive riveting is avoided. Butted mail has limited historical precedent but is fine for general costuming and role-playing where strict construction authenticity is not a requirement. It is not recommended for weapons-contact re-enactment as mild steel butted rings may be distorted by heavy weapons contact. The rings are formed from round section wire and have a 9.5 mm internal diameter. This item is crafted from 16 gauge mild steel. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern. Perfect for the non-contact or light-contact role-player on a budget, this shirt offers a great authentic appearance.

Key Features:

  • Uses 4 in 1 chainmail pattern
  • Features 9.5 mm round ring butted construction
  • Great for costuming and role-playing
  • Made by GDFB

Materials:

  • 16 Gauge Mild Steel
  • Zinc Plated Finish

Care Instructions:

  • Store in a dry, warm location
  • Zinc plating is inherently a corrosion inhibitor
  • No rust-proofing is necessary

Sizing:

  • Fits up to a roughly 50 Inch chest measured over a gambeson and undergarments
  • Weight: 17.1 lbs.

1 review for 55 Inch Soldier Grade Mail Shirt

  1. Andrew Beahm (verified owner)

    Having never bought chainmail before, I was a little worried I would be hearing my friends make the same Gimli saying, “It’s a little tight across the chest,” when I was wearing this. However, it’s actually surprisingly comfortable! I have a size 43-44 chest and it fits me just fine. The rings make it very flexible so you don’t feel trapped under it.

    Don’t get me wrong, this shirt is heavy, but it’s much harder to put on than it is to wear. Once it’s on, it’s comparable having a back pack on. The weight is distributed surprisingly well.

    The only reason I didn’t give it five out of five stars is because some of the rings aren’t completely closed and a couple fell off pretty soon out of the box. It doesn’t look to hard to use pliers to re-affix them, but I know I’m going to lose a few if I’m wearing this at a faire or something.

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