A bishop's mantle is a chain mail collar covering the neck, the shoulders and the upper part of the chest and back. It was particularly favoured by the German Landknechte (mercenary soldiers) in the 15th and 16th centuries and is woven similarly to a mail coif. The shape of this piece of chain armour explains its name, as it greatly resembled the very wide-cut collar of a bishop's mantle.
Our bishop's mantles are modeled on historical examples. They feature a jagged edge. A riveted leather liner protects the area around the neck and the neckline is adjustable by means of straps and genuine late medieval brass buckles.
The BMSB chain maille type:
This mesh is made from round mild steel rings, woven 4 in 1 with. The blackened surface of the rings provides protection from corrosion (rust). Anyhow it come lightly oiled. We call this type of chain mail Butted Mild Steel Blackened.
- Butted round rings, mild steel.
- Large enough to cover the shoulders.
- Jagged edge.
- Inner ring diameter: approx. 8 mm.
- Ring: approx. 1.6 mm edge.
- Finish: blackened (lightly oiled).
- Weight: approx. 2.65 kg.
Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.