A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.
A mail shirt reaching to somewhere between mid-thigh and the knees. Most often, it included sleeves, either half-length sleeves (reaching to the elbow) or full-length sleeves, (reaching to the wrist), although there were versions that were sleeveless. Sometimes , the term refers to similarly shaped garments made with scale. Related: Birnie (Byrnie) and haubergeon.
Mail coat. (Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347) Armour of chain mail in the shape of a tunic to protect the body. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 238) Mail shirt covering the body as far as the knees, the arms ending in mittens, and with a hood for the head. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 249) Related terms: Armor / Haubergeon / Habergeon
any garment resembling a jerkin or shirt.
mail shirt, generally extending down to defend the legs. The hauberk was the main defense for both body and legs until the late 13th century, when armourers began to experiment with reinforcing using padded, courboille, and even rudimentary plate augmentations.
military corselet of mail or leather
a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
a medieval coat of armor, usually of chain mail
a one-piece set of chain armor
knee-length tunic made of MAIL.
An armored vest, usually of chain-mail.
a long coat of mail, knee-length or longer, initially with half-sleeves, which by the 12th century, had extended to the wrist. Later, the hauberk sleeve became even closer fitting and ended in mail mittens called mufflers. Although there is a clear distinction between the hauberk and haubergeon, as noted above, in early writings the two terms were used interchangably. The hauberk of mail was the principle body armour of the 11th - 13th centuries.
A mail shirt reaching to somewhere between the knee and hip and including sleeves. Sometimes , the term refers to similarly shaped garments made with scale.
It was normally made of mail and it covered all the upper body (including the neck sometimes).
Sleeved shirt of mail or scale reaching down to the hip or knee
A shirt of mail generally extending between the hip and the knee.
A tunic of chain mail worn as defensive armor in the 12th to 14th centuries. Term used with militariana.
A mail shirt, including sleeves, reaching to somewhere between the knee and hip.
A long coat constructed of mail that extends to the knees.
A chainmail coat, originally to defend the neck and shoulders.
The mail armor worn over the head and shoulders. It is sometimes named for the entire coat of mail armor.
In the 11th to the 13th centuries a long tunic made of mail rings was used as body armour. The mail extended from the neck to the knees and was worn over a gambeson. The sleeves at first came down to the elbows but later they were extended down to the wrists and finally the mail reached over the hands to form mittens.
Haubert Coat of mail (armour).
A hauberk is a shirt of mail armour. The term is usually used to describe a shirt reaching at least to mid-thigh and including sleeves. Haubergeon ("little hauberk") generally refers to a shorter variant with partial sleeves, but the terms are often used interchangeably.http://www.arador.com/construction/glossary.html#H Slits to accommodate horseback-riding are often incorporated below the waist.