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Riveted Mail Shirt, Birka

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Product number: 2066


Mail armor was called "Brynja" by Vikings, and it was worn in the form of a mail shirt by those who could afford it. Our mail shirt is made from uncoated 14 gauge riveted round steel rings with 14 gauge solid flat steel washers. The outer diameter of the rings is 11 mm, which gives good protection and a historical appearance. The mail shirt has half sleeves and comes in three sizes.

Our mail is based on the Viking Age find at the garrison of Birka in Sweden, that is the best source of what Viking mail looked like with the ring size and construction. 

  • Material: Mild Steel
  • Rings: 14 gauge
  • Ring size: 11 mm

Medium Size:

  • Chest circumference: 120 cm/47 inches
  • Length: 80 cm/31 inches
  • Length of sleeve: 25 cm/10 inches
  • Weight: 12.8 kg / 28 lbs

Large Size:

  • Chest circumference: 130 cm/51 inches.
  • Length: 85 cm/33 inches
  • Length of sleeve: 30 cm/12 inches
  • Weight: 15 kg / 33 lbs
Extra-Large Size:
  • Chest circumference: 140 cm/55 inches.
  • Length: 90 cm/35 inches
  • Length of sleeve: 35 cm/14 inches
  • Weight: 17 kg / 37.5 lbs



It is quite simple to remove a few rings from the sides of the head opening, if you wish it to be wider. A popular method is also to cut open rings down the frong, creating a "slit" that can be closed with leather cords.

Riveted Mail Shirt, Birka has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 7 reviews.