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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Armour

Long-length hauberk

Description:

This hauberk, or as it is more commonly known chainmail tunic, is made from large flat steel links which in alternate rows are riveted and welded together creating a protective mesh over the wearers' body. This longer hauberk comes down onto the legs with a split from the groin to allow the wearer to mount and ride a horse comfortably. Infantrymen would rarely be equipped with such a complete hauberk as this as they were quite expensive, in regards to both materials and labour required to make it.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000349
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure


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