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Chain Mail Armor

One of the earliest uses of metal protection was chain mail armor.  Made up of tens of thousands of interlocking rings, it was woven by hand and formed into protective shirts, coifs and even leggings. Chain mail, or more properly "mail", dates back to antiquity; the name itself is derived from the Latin "macula" meaning "mesh of net." It is believed to have been invented by the Celts and adopted by the Romans after their warring with them. The use of mail continued until the presence of gunpowder increased in the 16th century.

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Riveted Aluminum "Battle Worn" Mail Armor Shirt

#300555
This light mail, about 60% lighter than steel, utilizes aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability and good protection. Even if you wear it all day long you'll hardly notice the weight. In addition, it has been given an attractive dark grey finish for a battle-worn look.
$294.95

Riveted Aluminum "Battle Worn" Mail Armor Coif

#300554
This light mail, about 60% lighter than steel, utilizes aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability and good protection. Even if you wear it all day long you'll hardly notice the weight. In addition, it has been given an attractive dark grey finish for a battle-worn look.
$89.95

Ultimate Theatrical Mail Shirt - Riveted Aluminum & Silicone

#300556
This revolutionary new long sleeved mail shirt is lightweight and extremely versatile, which makes it perfect for the film, television, and theater. Every other row is made of lightweight riveted aluminum, while the opposite rows are solid rings of strong elastic silicone. Weighs 8 lbs/ 5 oz.

$349.95

Ultimate Theatrical Mail Coif - Riveted Aluminum & Silicone

#300557
This revolutionary new mail coif is lightweight and extremely versatile, which makes it perfect for the film, television and theater. Every other row is made of lightweight riveted aluminum, while the opposite rows are solid rings of strong elastic silicone. Weighs 3 lbs/ 1 oz.

$139.95

Female Warrior Tigress Mail and Leather Costume

#101670
Made with supple, black suede and lightweight aluminum mail, this two-piece ensemble is sure to grab attention at just about any event. This outfit consists of a brassiere and a matching 2 piece loincloth skirt, all with aluminum mail sewn onto the front.
$94.95

Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

#300478
This light mail coif is made of aluminum links that have been flattened, riveted shut and then chemically darkened. Weighs 2lbs/6oz.
$144.95

Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Shirt

#300477
This extra long mail shirt has full-length sleeves. It is made with flattened aluminum links that are riveted shut and then chemically darkened. Weighs 13.5 lbs.
$494.95

Mesh Mail Shirt

#300433
The small links of this shirt are made of 028 gauge, 216 stainless steel. The outer diameter of the links measures 3/16 inch. Shirt features over 35,000 links. Weighs 5 lbs/8 oz.
$374.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Female Warrior Tigress Mail and Leather Costume

Bought this for my GF, it's really lightweight with aluminium rings and quality leather so if you have to alter it to fit your shapes it can be done easily.
Reviewed by: Christopher, June 27, 2021

Review of: Female Warrior Tigress Mail and Leather Costume

Well what can I say. Purchased for my lady, with her full approval and knowledge, so no surprises there. Very appropriate for the right venue. Excellent made, durable, and well, get one for your lady. Recommend.
Reviewed by: HOWARD, December 24, 2019

Review of: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

Best costume coif I've ever seen! Light, sturdy and a great color. The aluminum is sealed in a way that even seems like it will prevent snags, etc., in additional to minimizing oxidation.  Highly recommended... in honesty, I wish I could afford the full hauberk! All aluminum chain mail should be made this way.
Reviewed by: Alexander, September 10, 2019

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

My favorite chain shirt to wear to ren faire. Light and does not pinch the skin in my experience. Love it.
Reviewed by: Ryan, September 09, 2019

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

In my daughter's words "SHARP!  SHINY!  BRIGHT!"  Cut her some slack, she's five.  
It's light, strong, and maneuverable -- well worth the cost and, for those who have experience with heavier chain mail, this requires absolutely no assistance to put on.  I have purchased one for each member of the family for a lifetime of enjoyment and protection.  Enjoy!
Reviewed by: EDWARD, May 07, 2019

Review of: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

110% satisfied.
Reviewed by: Dominic, June 30, 2015

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

Another smash hit from MRL! Unbelievably comfortable, more so than many of my cloth shirts!!!!Amazingly strong.Actually stabbed myself in the belly with my brand new spear by accident, while I was wearing this and even though it was a full on blow(I walked into the point as I was finishing the shaft!) the only injury I received was a little,itty bitty scritch.The mail? COMPLETELY UNSCATHED. Not a ding or a link out of true.The welds held no problem.LOVE that it's welded!
LOVE that stainless,too.No kidding,it's DISHWASHER FRIENDLY! Verily,this mail sucketh not,nay,nor doth it biteth the wurzel.Forsooth,'tis the real deal awesome.
Reviewed by: Yvonne, February 09, 2015

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

Reviewed by: JAMES, April 16, 2012

Review of: Riveted Aluminum Mail Armor Shirt

Reviewed by: John, May 05, 2011

Review of: Plated Brass Mail Armor Shirt

Got this as a Deal of the Day. Absolutely love it! I'm 6'3" and 270 lbs and it fits great. Only thing worth mentioning is the sleeves aren't elbow length, but all the way to the wrists. High quality mail shirt!
Reviewed by: Brody, March 23, 2011