Full Sleeve Hauberk in Discussion Posted May 29, 2016 · Report reply Interesting, I had never considered banding the rings. One possibility I had considered was removing an isosceles triangle of maille from the wrist and narrowing up the forearm, then simply lacing them together to close up around my arm. I also considered attaching some leather and buckles but lacing seems easier and faster. My first suit had closed-hang sleeves but I did a poor job tailoring it. Every time I lift my arms I wind up lifting the whole suit. Side note: I enjoyed that documentary on the HEMA forums website. I had no idea that zero English armor survived from the 1400's. I had always thought that at least something (presumably a king's armor) had survived in a museum somewhere.