Chain Mantle - Steel

Sovereign, Epic Armoury
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€ 59.99 No additional import fees or taxes
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The battle has lasted for three long days and the blood from both sides runs knee deep. You are exhausted and are unsure how much longer you can last when you see a break in the front lines. The enemy is making a last desperate push.

You are caught in front of their wave, and you feel the awful force of an enemy sword slash across your shoulder. Your Chainmail Mantle stops the blade from cutting, buying you the time to fight back and slay your foe.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's Chain Mantle is a flexible mail shoulder guard made from linked steel rings. The mail covers the upper body and arms, designed to protect the shoulders and chest from piercing and slashing damage. Each butted ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design.

Secure the Chain Mantle by tightening the leather strap around the neck, keeping the mantle in place over your gambeson. Made of 1.6 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in sizes Medium and Large.

HISTORY

  • One of the oldest types of armour in the world, still used today in modern protective technologies to protect against slashing
  • Introduced in the 4th century B.C. around the famous battle between the Greeks and Persians at Thermopylae
  • Popular in Roman and early medieval ages by infantry and early knights

  • Technical details
    • Ean Number
      5704742204331
    • Brand
      Epic Armoury
    • Type
      Neck Armour
    • Colour
      Steel
    • Position
      Shoulders
    • Fittings
      Leather strap & Buckle
    • Weight
      2500 grams / 88,19 oz
    • Shoulders max
      30,0
    • Shoulders min
      30,0
    • Neck Width
      29,0
    • NeckPlate Width
      60,0
    • Front Length
      4,5
    • Released
      Yes
    • Material 1
      Mild Steel
    • Release date
      01/11/2014
    • Universe
  • Quality
    • Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
    • Rolled edges with no sharp edges
    • Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
    • Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
    • Polished steel finish
  • Maintenance

    Epic Armoury metal works products should be treated with a wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil and kept in dry storage. Metal armour containing leather parts would needs a separate maintenance for the leather. Please read the "Leather Straps and Fittings" section below for leather cleaning and maintenance using leather-care products.

    Degreasing and preparing your armour for use

    When you open your armour, you may be overwhelmed by the smell of grease and oil. The oil has been applied to protect your armour during storage and transport. Use a degreasing product or mineral spirits and a dry cloth or paper towels to remove all the oil from your plate armour parts. Chainmail is a bit harder to remove all the oil from the links, but it can be done in much the same way. Wipe off as much as you can with a dry cloth, and with the remaining oil, you can remove the grease from the chainmail with mineral spirits or another solvent by spraying it on the links. You can also choose to fully submerge your chainmail in a degreasing product and use your hands to agitate the metal in the solution, this will completely remove all oil and grease from your links. After removal of the oil, make sure to dry your armour thoroughly. Strong, warm sunlight is great for drying your armour, but you can also use a hairdryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. Be careful not to overheat any leather parts when using a heat gun.

    Cleaning

    Moisture is the enemy of armour and chainmail. If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible. After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality acid-free vegetable oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of the exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.

    Rust-Prevention and Removal

    Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil. Epic Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.

    Leather Straps and Fittings

    Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.

    You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.

  • Delivery

    Dear customer, we usually pack and ship your order within 2 business days. Please read all about delivery in this link.

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    At the moment we do not ship tents to any country located outside the European Union, we are working on solving the issue as quickly as possible.

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