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Roman Mail Shirt

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Mail, called Hamata by the Romans, was in use before the reign of Caesar until well after Trajan. This handsome shirt is trimmed in leather at the arms and throat and has removable studs for attachments. The butted rings are blackened. One size fits most. Will accommodate up to approximate size 50" chest. Express delivery not available on mail. Add $6 additional s/h.
  • Wt: 18 lbs

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This mail is terrible. It is not at all historically accurate. First, Roman lorica hamata(mail) was made with solid and riveted rings, butted mail was only used in Asia. Second, Roman mail had shoulder doubling for added protection. Third, from a practical point of view, riveted mail is much stronger and provides much better protection in simulated combat, whereas butted mail rings can be forced open and are more easily damaged.
Reviewed by Ian  B
4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Reviewed by Alex  S
5/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
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don't know how it will fit, but this is bad ass
Reviewed by Stephen  P
10/3/2010 12:00:00 AM