The Lorica Hamata was the typical chainmail armour of the Roman legionnaire. It comes with the shown shoulder-doubling (collar) made of the same mesh with a leather border, buttons and brass hooks. The leather has been vegetable-tanned. This Lorica Hamata is very well crafted and made of premium quality material. More information...
Lorica Hamata RM, ID 6mm, riveted/punched
The RM chain maille type is composed of small rings with an inner diameter of 6mm only. As per original finds, it is woven with alternate rows of riveted round rings (domed rivet heads) and punched flat rings. Both then and now, the extremely small inner ring diameter has made it possible to manufacture this particular chain mail out of 1mm steel without impairing its effectiveness, and thereby to achieve a weight reduction of about 30 - 35%.
The common abbreviation for this particular weave is RM (Roman Mail), as it was favoured by the ancient Celts and Romans (Lorica Hamata). However, it remained in use throughout the ages and was commonly worn up to the late Middle Ages.
Specification of the rings:
- Inner ring diameter approx. 6mm
- Ring width approx. 1mm
- Finish natural (slightly oiled)
The Lorica Hamata is available in sizes M, L and XL.
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This is an original premium quality product, made by ULFBERTH®.