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

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest