From wealthy men-at-arms to humble archers, most XV century warrior appreciated the good protection offered by a light and comfortable mail gorget. In fact, in the Burgundian army, this piece of equipment was compulsory for men-at-arms and coutiliers (lightly armoured cavalry similar to English “demi-lance”) but also for mounted archers, crossbowmen and handgunners.
Our mail gorget are made of properly riveted mail like all real medieval originals. Their very small 6mm 18G round rings, lined with thick leather, make them an ideal protection for the elite fighters who don’t want to leave anything to chance.
Finish : blackened, in accordance with several sources of this era.
Assembled according to the classic Gjermundbu pattern with alternate rows of riveted and solid rings
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During XV century, mail gorgets were sometime worn with the buckle in front (more convenient) or with the buckles on the rear (safer). This model is designed to be worn with buckle in front for maximum comfort.
The word “chainmail” is a modern neologism. Our medieval ancestors simply use the word “mail” or “maille” ;)