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Vive gladio peri gladio.

By Sezz    
Vive gladio peri gladio - Live by the sword die by the sword.

The word chainmail is of relatively recent coinage, having been in use only since the 18th century; prior to this it was referred to simply as mail. The word itself refers to the armour material, not the garment made from it. A shirt made from mail is a hauberk if knee-length, haubergeon if mid-thigh length, and byrnie if waist-length. Mail leggings are called chausses, mail hoods coif and mail mittens mitons. A mail collar hanging from a helmet is camail or aventail.

Mail was a highly successful type of armor and was used by nearly every metalworking culture in North Africa, Europe, and Asia. Its use spans from around 300 B.C. to the dawn of the 20th century and beyond, a period of over 2500 years. Today it remains in limited use in stab vests and a number of other applications.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Hand Close-up and macro Mail Re-enactment Battle abbey Sword 1066 South east Battle of hastings Living history Chainmail

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Oct 2010 8:36AM
Excellent close up and well detailed Sarah.Interesting write up and informative.
Tom.

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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
11 Oct 2010 9:26AM
Excellent details and tones Sarah, well processed.
Regards Richard
Suehh 9 39 6 England
11 Oct 2010 10:12AM
Superb detail and tone in this image Sarah - as always.

Wonderful interesting narrative too bringing the image alive.

Sue
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 12:09PM
Really spot on detail
Mavis
11 Oct 2010 12:37PM
Another great shot for texture and colour Sarah, very good comp' too.

John Smile
MickS 11 23 14 England
11 Oct 2010 1:06PM
Excellent additions Sarah.
best
Mick
Briwooly 11 452 5 England
11 Oct 2010 1:40PM
"Veni, vidi, vici "excellent Sarah a great crop

Brian,..........................

P.S latin is not my strong point Smile Wink
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
11 Oct 2010 1:46PM
I came, I saw, I conquered - great quote Brian Smile

Thanks very much everyone, appreciated!

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Oct 2010 4:39PM
Great close-up, Sarah, lovely detail. You can buy these chain mail 'shirts' at the Royal Armouries in Leeds - if you've about 80 to spare!
TrevB Smile
Great shot nice detail.
PANKAJ
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
11 Oct 2010 5:11PM
cracking colour, texture and comp.lesley
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1845 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 5:34PM
I enjoy your closeups for the extra detail, and the narrative is extremely informative too.
MikeMar 10 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 5:39PM
Great detail
Mike
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
11 Oct 2010 6:01PM
You always manage to get impeccable detail and color Sarah, enjoyed the informative write up too,
Geoff.
Love this Sarah, and your write up was extremely interesting Grin
Julie
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 7:13PM
Nice capture and thanks for the info, most interesting... Dave
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 7:52PM
you have such an eye for detail sarah , this is interesting and informative

Linda
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
11 Oct 2010 8:15PM
Great detail Sarah, took me a moment to figure out what it was.

Darren.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 8:57PM
Excellent detail and the colour accents really bring it out!

David
11 Oct 2010 10:06PM
A great follow up to last night image Sarah. Well spotted and excellent detail. Fabulous write up.
Tony
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 10:41PM
Excellent work Sarah...

*Mike*
Great detail in the image & the caption. A left handed swordsman I wonder how common that was?

Dougie
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 1:06PM
Wonderful detail and colour again Sarah. Bravo!
Derek
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 1:12PM

Quote:Great detail in the image & the caption. A left handed swordsman I wonder how common that was?

Dougie



Virtually non existent I believe. Any young swordsman who held his weapon left handed upon commencing his training would have been chastised and made to hold it with his right. !!
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
12 Oct 2010 1:33PM
Hi everyone, thanks for your comments, always appreciated!
Derek, thanks for the info, I didn't know that - the things you learn on epz Smile Smile

Sarah x

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