Epic Armoury

Chain Mantle

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The battle has lasted for three long days and the blood from both sides runs knee deep. You are exhausted and are unsure how much longer you can last when you see a break in the front lines. The enemy is making a last desperate push.

You are caught in front of their wave, and you feel the awful force of an enemy sword slash across your shoulder. Your Chainmail Mantle stops the blade from cutting, buying you the time to fight back and slay your foe.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's Chain Mantle is a flexible mail shoulder guard made from linked steel rings. The mail covers the upper body and arms, designed to protect the shoulders and chest from piercing and slashing damage. Each butted ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design.

Secure the Chain Mantle by tightening the leather strap around the neck, keeping the mantle in place over your gambeson. Made of 1.6 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in sizes Medium and Large.

HISTORY

  • One of the oldest types of armour in the world, still used today in modern protective technologies to protect against slashing
  • Introduced in the 4th century B.C. around the famous battle between the Greeks and Persians at Thermopylae
  • Popular in Roman and early medieval ages by infantry and early knights