|Mail shirt in the trash?!
||[Sep. 13th, 2014|09:32 am]
Unexpected find in the condo trash bin: a box containing a mail shirt. It's (likely) steel rings, weighs 30 lbs, all the rings are riveted so far as I can tell, and too small for me to fit into -- my hand will not pass the cuff. It may need some cleaning, and appears to be oiled. The sleeves have what look like were intended to be leather mitten mounts, but there's no leather mitten.|
There are also has two separate legs with sturdy built-in leather soles for the feet, that my feet are entirely too large for. The legs are each about 7 lbs.
There was also a pair of linen drawstring shorts in the box, but no gambeson or any other sort of under-protection in evidence.
Anyone small (both relatively short and relatively thin) in the SCA or other medieval fighting recreation group need some fighting armor? I'm pretty sure this will pass. Any similarly-sized larper want realistic prop armor? For those who know her, Mikka fits in the shirt. Without padding, it is knee-length on her, and the sleeves are too long. A good padded gambeson would eat up a fair bit of the length. With the shorts on for some padding, she can't quite get the legs all the way on, but her feet fit the built-in soles.