Named for the shoulder covering worn by clergy during medieval times, the Bishops Mantle, also known as a standard, drapes the shoulders. The Count Grade Mail Standard protects the upper chest and throat. Wedge riveting, used in this chainmail, became popular in the 1300s and was used until the demise of mail. Alternating rows of solid punched rings and riveted rings predominated until late in the period, when all-riveted construction became more popular. This style of mail is very authentic and is well able to withstand supervised weapons-contact re-enactment. This item is crafted from 17 gauge mild steel. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern. The mail is supplied burnished to give a dark grey to black finish.
Care Instructions - This chainmail has a natural finish. The rings do not have a separate coating applied to the steel but are typically lightly blackened with heat to a medium gray color. This helps with corrosion issues, but it is recommended that mail with this finish be thoroughly coated with a silicon or rust-preventative spray, such as WD-40, when not in use and stored in a ventilated plastic tub in a warm, dry location.
A mail standard, like this one, is a square of mail, worn over the shoulders and about the neck. This particular model does not have fasteners, and so we recommend you have leather lacing or some other method of securing it so it remains in place while worn.
- Crafted from 17 gauge mild steel
- Uses 4 in 1 chainmail pattern
- Features a 9 mm flat and solid ring combination
- Wedge riveted construction
- Great for weapon re-enactments
- Made by GDFB
- Outer Edge Length: 32 Inches
- Inner Edge Length: 16 Inches
- Opening Width: 5 Inches