The Hauberk is a chain mail shirt. It was the armor of William the Conqueror.


A hauberk is a type of chain mail shirt that reaches to at least mid-thigh and has sleeves. The Bayeux Tapestry (which depicts the events leading up to William the Conqueror's invasion of Britain and the Battle of Hastings) shows Norman soldiers wearing knee-length hauberks with three-quarters length sleeves. Hauberks of this length typically had a split from the hem to the crotch to allow the wearer to ride a horse.

The one demonstrated in the show was worn over Gamberson, a very light leather armor.


  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Butted/riveted links
  • Steel conical helmet

Video of a Hauberk over a Gamberson leather armor. [1]

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