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Medieval European Chainmaille

Riveted Chain Mail, Butted Maille, Coifs and Hauberks

Chainmaille also known as chain mail, maille or simply mail was popularized by the Romans after invading the Gauls. Maille in the form of a shirt (hauberk) and headdress (coif) was used through Europe and was prominent throughout the high middle ages.


Early Gambeson

Early Gambeson

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

It was always possible to drive the point of a weapon through the rings of a mail shirt or shear it with a good cut. This often drove the damaged rings deep into the wound. Even if the blow didn't cut the mail, the blunt trauma alone was enough to break bone and damage internal o....

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Mail Gauntlets

Mail Gauntlets

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

To protect the back of the hand, we have added chainmail on our black leather gauntlets and also placed slightly cupped steel lames all arou...

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Black Gambeson - Buckle Closure

Black Gambeson - Buckle Closure

By: Get Dressed For Battle

Popular amongst re-enactors this heavy duty gambeson offers excellent protection when used in combination with plate or mail type armor.

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Hero's Chainmail Coif

Hero's Chainmail Coif

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

The smaller and finer worked the rings are, the more protection.

IN STOCK - $118.99
Butted Steel Chainmail Coif

Butted Steel Chainmail Coif

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

A magnificent reproduction of a chainmaille coif which was the principal head defense of the knights in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries.

IN STOCK - $58.99
Natural Gambeson - Buckle Closure

Natural Gambeson - Buckle Closure

By: Get Dressed For Battle

This style of gambeson has strap-and-buckle front closures and open armpits, providing mobility and ventilation without over-compromising pr...

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Hero's Chainmail Shirt

Hero's Chainmail Shirt

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

The smaller and finer worked the rings are, the more protection.

IN STOCK - $324.99
Riveted Aluminum Chainmail Shirt

Riveted Aluminum Chainmail Shirt

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

Perfect for reenactors or stage performers who need authentic looks, but don't need authentic weight!

IN STOCK - $349.99
Riveted Aluminum Chainmail Coif

Riveted Aluminum Chainmail Coif

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

Chainmail offers great protection from cuts but it also was very heavy making this coif the perfect solution for reenactors or stage perform...

IN STOCK - $128.99
Padded Arming Cap - Natural

Padded Arming Cap - Natural

By: Get Dressed For Battle

The arming cap, worn under mail coifs and helmets, provides both scalp protection against abrasion and a certain amount of shock absorption.

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Padded Arming Cap - Black

Padded Arming Cap - Black

By: Get Dressed For Battle

The arming cap, worn under mail coifs and helmets, provides both scalp protection against abrasion and a certain amount of shock absorption.

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Butted Steel Chainmail Shirt

Butted Steel Chainmail Shirt

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

A magnificent reproduction of a chainmaille butted shirt which was the principal body defense of the knights in the 11th, 12th and 13th cen...

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A Boss That Works for You

A Boss That Works for You

Thinking about making your own viking shield? Why not, you have some wood working skills a hammer, a saw , a forge..... Oh yeah, most of us ....

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