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Old 20th April 2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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Helly everybody,

I got this chainmail glove/mitten packed with other old items,

I wonder it it's a medieval item
( but really not easy to hold the sword with this ! ,
The chainmail is on both side !)

maybe just a glove for underwater fishing / sea urchins... : )

What do you think ?

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Old 21st April 2019, 07:26 AM   #2
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As the rings are all the same size with no differences at all and no traces of manual labour I think that this item is very modern and may have been used by a butcher in order to prevent hurt of the left hand by the normally very sharp knives.
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Old 21st April 2019, 09:24 AM   #3
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Also, the rings are not riveted, just butted ends, a trait of the cheaper modern versions. A mitten for swords would have a mail layer sewn to a leather glove to provide grip to the sword hilt. A butchers glove has links on the palm and back of the hand to improve grip on a fish or slippery bone, which would scrape and damage a sword grip. Modern butchers or anti-shark mail use smaller links of stainless steel with welded links.
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Hello,

Thank you Corrado and Kronckew
for these informations !
I'll look for deco chainmail gloves
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