Our Blackened Steel Shirt is made from intimidating butted armor which has been blackened for moisture resistance. Reminiscent of the Black Prince, who purposefully let his mail darken to a blackish hue, this shirt features 16 gauge links combined in the "international" pattern. Common to all European mail, the international pattern utilizes 4 links through a 5th. Faithfully copied from examples in museums and private collections, the diameter of each outer link is about 7/16' and the inner link diameter is about 3/8'. Mail shirts fit up to a 54" chest, 33' long shirt, sleeves are approximately 18' and hang to just below the elbows on average height warriors. We recommend keeping this mail oiled at all times.