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 Chainmail stops the blade from cutting, buying you the time to fight back and slay your foe.
Epic Armoury's Chainmail shirt is a flexible mail armour shirt made from linked and riveted black steel rings. The mail covers the body from the shoulder to the waist, and has long sleeves protecting the arms to the wrists. Each ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design, and is also riveted to cope with additional stress. This shirt’s construction is built to last for a long time, but does add significant weight at 2.66 kg.
Wear this Chainmail by sliding it down over your head like a shirt, kept in place over your gambeson with a belt. Made of treated 1.6 mm gun-blued steel to prevent rust, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in sizes Large and X-Large.
- 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
- Chemically coloured steel
Epic Armoury Gun-Blued Mild Steel products are treated to mildly resist corrosion, but 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.