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Colt Reeves

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Historical Jack Chains         Reply with quote

I've been thinking about Jack Chains recently. (For those not in the know, they are "chains" of metal strips attached to the arms of medieval jacks as armour. See a painting of such here, on the fellow to the lower left:

One thing that irks me is that, aside from the above painting, I am not aware of any actual Jack Chains. A search on Google gives me nothing but that image and numerous commercially available versions made today by Get Dressed For Battle and other such manufacturers. This leads me to question whether or not they were that common, or whether they even existed outside of that painting.

So, I ask the members of these forums:
1. Do you have any pictures or information on actual examples of Jack Chains?
2. Were they rare or common, as compared to most other types of armour?

Edit: Yes, I am aware that a Google search is far from conclusive research. It is quick and easy though. Wink

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