Lorica Hamata

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The Romans used mail shirts with and without shoulder doublet protection. The mail "Hamata" was generally worn by the auxiliary troops in the Empire Period; but legionaries also utilised it. Mail is particularly good as protection against slashing or blunt weapon attacks, but was not as effective as segmentata plate armour as a defence from arrows and stabbing weapons. It requires that a heavy fabric or leather arming gambeson garment be worn behind it for maximum protection.

Flat ring (8mm)/round rivet - 18gauge

Chest: 127cm (50") / Length from shoulder: 71cm

Chest: 142cm (55") / Length from Shoulder: 78cm