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P. F. Benson




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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Viking Age Hauberk         Reply with quote

Greetings!

I've been on the search for a hauberk, but they all seem pretty huge. I'm just looking for a nice simple hauberk to wear around, it doesn't have to stand up to a beating. I have a 36 inch chest and from my shoulder to my knees is 45". Ideally the coat would be a half-sleeve, with the the bottom of the hauberk reaching to about mid-thigh or knees. Has anybody found a chainmail hauberk close to these dimensions online before?


Just curious,

P.F.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 12:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

getdressedforbattle.co.uk has a whole range of sizes. Did you chek there?
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 3:46 am    Post subject: Huberk         Reply with quote

You could always look here too. Very affordable solid/riveted combination maille.

www.capapie.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kult of Athena:

http://kultofathena.com/armor-body.asp

and Icefalcon:

http://store.fastcommerce.com/icefalcon/top-q...183-c.html

also have maille in numerous sizes at fairly reasonable prices. Good luck.

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P. F. Benson




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you gentlemen, if I was to buy a hauberk with full sleeves would there be any way to shorten them? Maybe a hardcore chisel and hammer? I understand they're not very strong
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

P. F. Benson wrote:
Thank you gentlemen, if I was to buy a hauberk with full sleeves would there be any way to shorten them? Maybe a hardcore chisel and hammer? I understand they're not very strong


A good pair of wire cutters works fine. I tailored a riveted maille haubergeon from icefalcon with them, and had no issues.

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P. F. Benson




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian S LaSpina wrote:
P. F. Benson wrote:
Thank you gentlemen, if I was to buy a hauberk with full sleeves would there be any way to shorten them? Maybe a hardcore chisel and hammer? I understand they're not very strong


A good pair of wire cutters works fine. I tailored a riveted maille haubergeon from icefalcon with them, and had no issues.



Thanks man!

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