John Blackened Chainmail Hauberk

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Availability: 15 in stock

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Whether you are dressing as a wicked battle wizard, a treacherous knight, or simply love its distinct coloration, the John Blackened Chainmail Hauberk is a must-have addition to any heavy armour costume or medieval themed LARP outfit. Made of steel rings, this tunic-length hauberk features a traditional 4-in-1 weave. A 4-in-1 pattern consists of four chainmail rings woven through another ring. This hauberk has sleeves that fall two thirds of the way down the arm. Also, the hauberk ends about mid-thigh on most wearers. The rings are butted together throughout, then reinforced with riveting at the arm pits. An acidic treatment grants the chainmail hauberk its coloration as well as guards it from rusting, though occasional oiling is required to keep it in its best condition. Wear it over a padded gambeson, as shown, for best style, comfort, and safety. Cinch the waist with a belt, sold separately, to help distribute the weight of the armour piece. Quite adaptable in its design, this short sleeve hauberk can be combined with leather armour, steel armour, and other chainmail pieces, adding authenticity and interest to quite a variety of characters and styles.

Please be aware that this armour is handmade, and it can be thicker than listed here. As such, it is intended mainly for costuming, light reenactment, and LARP.

Key Features:

  • Hauberk features 2/3 length sleeve construction
  • Length falls to about mid-thigh on most wearers
  • Features 9 mm inner diameter rings
  • Rings are woven in a traditional 4-in-1 pattern
  • Acidic treatment guards against rust and creates coloration
  • Wear over a padded gambeson for comfort and safety
  • Great for LARP or costume use


  • Made of 18 gauge mild steel

Care Instructions:

  • This chainmail armour is pre-coated in oil before shipment
  • Frequent oiling is necessary for maintenance
  • Store by coating in machine oil
Chest CircumferenceOverall LengthSleeve LengthRing Internal Diameter
One Size35.4-49.2 inches33.5 inches13 inches9 millimeters

2 reviews for John Blackened Chainmail Hauberk

  1. Emil C.

    Originally, I did not aim to purchase this one and instead purchased one that was out of stock. I was guided to this one as an alternative by a helpful email from one of the staff members. Changing my order was very easy! I have to say, I am glad I switched because this piece is fantastic. It is beautiful and feels wonderful.

    Only commentary I have to add is that I forgot chainmail is oiled so don’t try plopping it down on your bed lest you ruin your sheets! Also the head opening was a little tiny for me but that might be because I have a large head. Otherwise, this product is absolutely perfect.

  2. todd.e.schreiber (verified owner)

    This armor comes very oily, which is to be expected. The links are butted, some better than others, I got a few cuts on my fingers getting in and out of the armor. I needed adult assistance to get into the armor while wearing a full sleeve gambeson underneath. I have a 42″ chest, 6’1″ 198 lbs. It all fit in the end, I was ready for battle. Weighed about 28 lbs. Also, they riveted the rings under the arm pits, I’m sure that’s to keep the armor from coming apart at that point. Overall, really happy with the product given the price. Can’t beat it.

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