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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hans Holbein the Younger's "Bad-War" print seems to show the mail strips on the arms. The style is imilar to the depiction of the mail collars in the same source.


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Richard Miller




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jan, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Howard wrote:
Yep. Looks like a good example. What are the chances of a museum having an extant garment with this kind of protection still intact?


That would sure be a great find, if an example still exists.
I think that such armor, integrated into a garment would be reused if the garment wore out or was damaged. Are there any examples of mail strips that would be appropriate for attaching to clothing?
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jan, 2018 2:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chances of finding surviving originals??? I'd say slim to none. This type of armor would surely have to been a 'one-shot deal'. I have a leather Harley jacket with sewn-on mail strips and jack-chains.....I doubt it will see 100 years, much less several hundred. ......McM
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