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A bishop's mantle is a chain mail collar covering the neck, the shoulders and the upper part of the chest and back. It was particularly favoured by the German Landknechte (mercenary soldiers) in the 15th and 16th centuries and is woven similarly to a mail coif. The shape of this piece of chain armour explains its name, as it greatly resembled the very wide-cut collar of a bishop's mantle.
The bishop's mantles made by Ulfberth® are modeled on historical examples. They feature a jagged edge. A riveted leather liner protects the area around the neck and the neckline is adjustable by means of straps and genuine late medieval brass buckles.
The RRR chain maille type: This particular mesh is exclusively composed of round, zinc-plated rings with round rivet heads. Every single ring was riveted by hand. The weave is 4 in 1. This type is called RRR (Round Ring Riveted).
- Riveted round rings, round rivet heads
- Large enough to cover the shoulders
- Jagged edge
- Inner ring diameter: approx. 9 mm
- Ring: approx. 1 mm edge
- Finish: galvanized (zinc-plated)
- Weight: approx. 3.5 kg
This is an original ULFBERTH® product.
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