This old thesis of mine is a metallographic analysis of rings from three mail armours found in Norway. One is from the famous Viking Age grave at Gjermundbu – yes the one with the helmet. The other two are a medieval mail shirt and a mail hosen, probably from the 15th century. The full english translation of the thesis is called ‘Ring weave’ (download pdf – 2 MB). The original thesis ‘Brynjevev’ (download pdf – 4 MB) is written in Norwegian.
A metallographic plane section of both a riveted and a solid ring from the Gjermundbu mail. Photo: Vegard Vike.
Well preserved fragments of the Gjermundbu mail mounted for display – museum no. C27317/i. Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw.
Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Vegard Vike