The chainmail shirt protects from shoulders down to mid to lower thigh. It has half-sleeves to allow enough movement to wield ax/sword and shield without the bunching up a heavy long sleeve would cause. The coif covers the head and neck.
- Covers head and neck
- Weight: 20lbs
- Ring loops made from 10mm 16 gauge steel
When deciding on size please allow for the padded shirt you would need to wear underneath.
One of the most distinctive features of Nordic culture is the use of chainmail armor. This type of armor was first developed by the Celts, and it quickly spread to other parts of Europe.
The Vikings were particularly skilled in its manufacture, and they used it to great effect in battle. Chainmail is made up of small metal rings that are interlinked together. It is extremely strong and flexible, making it ideal for protecting the body in combat. The Vikings also used chainmail to create protective clothing for their horses.
This helped to keep their steeds safe from injury in battle, and it also made them less vulnerable to enemy attacks. In addition, chainmail was often used as a form of currency.
It was often given as a gift or used to pay tribute, and it was also used to buy goods and services. The Vikings placed a high value on this type of armor, and it played an important role in their culture.