Bishops mantle flatring



Bishop’s Mantle made of flat rings, with round rivets, mixed

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.

The bishop’s mantles made by Ulfberth 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 authentic late medieval brass buckles.

The weave FRM: FRM is type of European flat ring chain mail. This chain maille weave is made from flat rings with round rivets and domed rivet heads. There are alternate rows of solid punched and riveted flat rings. We call this type of chain mailFRM (=Flatring Round rivet-heads Mixed.)

– Mixed mesh: alternating solid punched rings and round riveted flat rings
– Large enough to cover the shoulders
– Jagged edge
– Inner ring diameter: approx. 8 mm
– Flat rings: approx. 1.8 mm width
– Finish: natural (slightly oiled)
– Weight: approx. 2.15 kg

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