The battle has lasted for three long days and the blood from both sides runs knee deep. You are exhausted and are unsure how much longer you can last when you see a break in the front lines. The enemy is making a last desperate push.
You are caught in front of their wave, and you feel the awful force of an enemy sword slash across your gut. Your Alaric Chainmail stops the blade from cutting, buying you the time to fight back and slay your foe.
Epic Armoury's new Epic Black Alaric Chainmail is a flexible mail armour shirt made from linked steel rings. The mail covers the body from the shoulder to the thighs, and has long sleeves protecting the arms to the wrists. Each butted ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design, while the armpits are reinforced with riveted rings designed to cope with additional stress. Treated with Epic Armoury’s Dark Metal coat to prevent rust, you can expect this armour to last a long time as reenactment gear with proper metal care.
The Alaric Chainmail is long sleeve mail great for heavy medieval infantry and sergeants, as well as early knights. Wear it over one of our gambesons for the most comfort and authentic wear. 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 mild steel
- Butted rings are interlocked in a 4-in-1 design
- Armpits are reinforced with riveted rings
- Chemically coloured steel
Epic Armoury Metal Works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.
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.