How To: Make a chain mail suit or shirt

Make a chain mail suit or shirt

For all your jousting and costume needs, finally, an instructional video guide to building a chain mail suit of armor. While periodically inaccurate for Renaissance Fairs, Medieval Times employees or reenactment actors might be curious to either learn how to make the suit or at least witness the process. Chain mail was used as a protective armor in Medieval times, and was nearly impervious to arms of the period, but new advances in weaponry caused it to become obsolete. Chain mail is essentially a mesh, net of linked rings, that's relatively flexible, unlike, fully body armor. It's a painstaking process, but relatively simple. Watch this video metalwork tutorial and learn how to make a chain mail suit or shirt.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a chain mail suit or shirt, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a chain mail suit or shirt

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