In Stock - 1 set of maille sleeves (9mm/17 guage, flat ring, wedge rivets with natural finish)
Procedure for Ordering this Item
Because of the many types of maille and sizes that we can provide, we only aim to stock one pair of sleeves in our permanent stock.
If it has been sold you may order one and we will arrange for its manufacture. Please allow at least 90 days for delivery.
If you decide that you do not want the sleeves after you order them, and before it is delivered to you, we may refund 50% of the purchase price if we believe that we can on-sell it. .
One size only.
Not every early medieval warrior could afford to buy full-maille body armour and a common solution was to protect the torso with a very thick form of padding (at least twice as thick as a normal gambeson) for the torso. However, some form of flexible protection was still needed for the arms so a pair of maille sleeves was used to for this. These were stitched to a thinner padded garment worn underneath the thicker outer layer of torso padding.
Later in the medieval period when plate armour became available, wearing a full maille garment became redundant so maille sleeves were also used in the same fashion to protect the arms if the warrior could not afford to buy, or want to use plate arm harness.
Price includes GST and tracked postage within New Zealand.