The sound of chainmail worn by a thousand soldiers marching is like music to you. There is a thrum, like the blood moving in your veins, as though it was the tapiddy tap propelling you forward instead of your own two feet.
Your Chain Skirt shifts just slightly with every stride, a comfort due to its protection and the flexibility it affords you. This is the life of a soldier at its finest.
Epic Armoury's Chain Skirt is a flexible mail armour skirt made from linked steel rings. The mail covers the lower body from the waist to the thighs, and is hung from the shoulders by two strong leather straps. Each butted steel ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design, and the skirt is hemed in leather to ensure comfort around the waist and the groin.
The Chain Skirt is great for heavy medieval infantry and sergeants looking to had some armour that will not sacrifice range of movement. Wear it over one of our gambesons for the most comfort and authentic wear, securing it with the double strapped belt around the waist--a durable solution to compensate for the chainmail’s weight!--and adjusting the shoulder straps. Pair this armour with additional Epic Armoury metal works and clothing to fit your character’s needs.
- One of the oldest types of armour in the world, still used today in modern protective technologies to protect against slashing
- Introduced in the 4th century B.C. around the famous battle between the Greeks and Persians at Thermopylae
- Popular in Roman and early medieval ages by infantry and early knights
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.