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Medieval Armor: Chainmail

Chainmail is armor made up of thousands of tiny metal loops linked together. Think of it as a more flexible version of platemail. And in some ways it was more effective than Platemail - particularly in that it was lighter than plate and allowed the wearer more freedom of motion.

 

J42 IR80811 Chain Mail with coif

Chain Mail shirt with a free coif - Rings are 16ga 9mm butted mild steel with a hot zinc dip, 49 inch max chest, with a 30 inch length. Includes coif."

 

 

 

Chainmail Shirt Chain Mail Shirt Chain mail armor was one of the first armors developed in the medieval era. The Romans used it in the beginning of 2nd century BC. Rather the medieval knights are remembered for their elaborate armors as for their bravery. A well-made chain mail could spell life and a weak chain mail, its end. Our 16-gauge chain mail shirt is sure to keep your skin intact. 26" chest size. One size fits most. Helmet sold separately.

 

 

chainmail armor full size shirt and hood
Medieval Full-Size METAL CHAIN MAIL Armor SHIRT & HOOD Suit European Chainmaille Costume

 

 

 

 

 

Chainmail

Chain Mail Coif Medieval Knight Armor 8mm Butted Rings 16 gauge and galvanizeed steel coif

 

 

 

 

The Art of Mail Armor The Art Of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own

Picture yourself in a full set of shining mail armor at your next reenactment, fair or costume party. And the best part is that you can say you made it yourself. The Art of Mail Armor shows you how to start with a piece of wire and end with a finished garment that costs a fraction of what it would ready-made and fits perfectly because it was custom made just for you. The book features seven original patterns from the author and step-by-step diagrams and instructions for attractive coifs (head coverings), hauberks (shirts), gauntlets, (gloves) and bishop's collars, as well as juggling balls, necklaces, belts, crosses and other jewelry. Find out how easy it is to assemble your tool kit and materials; acquire the best wire for specific items; measure for a perfect fit; join, enlarge, round, angle and fit sleeves; and incorporate decorative trimmings and inlays to make your designs truly unique. Also learn some quick and easy tricks for keeping your pieces clean and shiny - with no scrubbing or expensive commercial cleaners. Whether you are a Renaissance or medieval enthusiast, reenactor, historian, martial artist, jewelry designer or just someone with an interest in armor, you'll want to add this book to your library. Even experienced mail makers will find new ideas and techniques.

 

Arms & Armor Arms & Armor (DK Eyewitness Books)

In a world where even toy guns are reviled by pacifistic parents there exists the extraordinary Eyewitness Book Arms & Armor . Studying weaponry is an unusual, fascinating angle on human history, as people have always used weapons to hunt, defend themselves, or attack. This intriguing photo essay examines the design, construction, and use of hand weapons and armor--from the Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

In the tradition of the Eyewitness series, Arms & Armor begins with a short introduction to prehistoric weapons, accompanied by a photograph-rich spread with fascinating, history-packed, fun-fact-loaded captions. The Los Angeles Times Book Review says the Eyewitness Books are "like a mini-museum between the covers of a book," and they are right! From crude Paleolithic hand axes, we progress to missile weapons; the first warriors (and the effect of the discovery of copper and bronze on tools and weapons); the weapons of the armies of ancient times; weapons from the Dark Ages; European swords; crossbows versus longbows; axes, daggers, and knives; plate and mail armor; Indian warriors; Japanese samurais; early firearms; flintlock firearms; dueling swords; dueling pistols ("Although illegal, for centuries dueling was a popular way for 'gentlemen' and army officers to settle their quarrels," the section begins); bizarre, extraordinary, seemingly impractical hand weapons; grenadiers and cavalry; pistols; "Guns that won the West"; North American Indian weapons; and, believe it or not, more. This book is sure to find an audience with youngsters obsessed with knights and times medieval, art-history buffs, amateur historians, or anyone with a penchant for pistols. (Ages 9 to 12) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.