Bishop's Mantle made of riveted flat rings FRR
A bishop's mantle is a chain mail collar covering the neck, the shoulders and the upper part of the chest and back. It wasparticularly favoured by the German Landknechte (mercenary soldiers) in the 15th and 16th centuries and is woven similarly to amail coif. The shape of this piece of chain armour explains its name, as it greatly resembled the very wide-cut collar of a bishop'smantle. The bishop's mantles made by Ulfberth are modeled on historical examples. They feature a jagged edge. A riveted leather liner protectsthe area around the neck and the neckline is adjustable by means of straps and genuine late medieval brass buckles. More information...
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Bishop's Mantle made of riveted flat rings
The FRR chain maille type:
This particular mesh is a European chainmail type exclusively composed of flat rings. All rings are closed by means of round rivetswith round heads. The weave is 4 in 1.This type is called FRR (= Flat ring Round Rivet heads).
- Riveted flat rings, round rivet heads
- Large enough to cover the shoulders
- Jagged edge
- Inner ring diameter: approx. 8mm
- Ring: approx. 1.8mm edge
- Finish: natural (lightly oiled)
- Weight: approx. 2.2 kg
This is an original ULFBERTH® product.