FOR THE KING!
As a top-trained soldier in the King’s Guard you need the finest of armour in order to stand proud by His Majesty’s throne. Epic Armoury’s Royal Soldier Chainmail is a flexible mail armour shirt made from flat riveted linked steel rings. 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. The mail covers the body from the shoulder to the thighs, and has short sleeves protecting the upper arm. All edges are leather bound but the bottom one, and the shirt opens up in front with six brass-buckled leather straps allowing you to slip into your mail much easier, than if you had to slide it over your head. Expect this armour to last a long time as reenactment gear with proper leather and metal care.
The Royal Soldier Chainmail is perfect for medieval soldiers and sergeants, as well as 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
- Flattened rings are interlocked in a 4-in-1 design
- Armpits are reinforced with riveted rings
- Non-galvanized an treated with oil
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.