Mail was thought to have been invented by the Celts. The earliest example was found in a Celtic Chieftain's burial in Romania. It was a popular form of defence for the warrior elite of the Viking and Early Medieval periods. It is often (wrongly) referred to as chainmail but this terminology was first introduced by Sir Walter Scott in 1822 in his novel "The Fortunes of Nigel". In the medieval period, it was simply known as "Mail".
Chainmail Standards surround and protect the upper chest and throat between the breastplate and helm. This mail Standard is crafted in high tensile steel, and though butted construction has less structural integrity than riveted mail this steel type will provide a sturdier mail garment than mild steel. The mail is attached to a leather collar and it is fastened with 2 buckled leather straps.
Material: 16 gauge High Tensile Steel
Ring Type: Round / Butted
All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.
Chainmail Butted Standard
- Product Code: Standard
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £24.99