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Mail, Armor & Shields

One of the earliest uses of metal protection was chain mail armor. The use of armor and mail continued through the Renaissance until the presence of gunpowder increased in the 16th century.

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Steel Domed Shield

#800176
This reproduction of the domed shield, popular from the 13th to the 17th century is made of 18 gauge steel with leather grips. Minor assembly required.
$89.95

Padded Arming Cap with Collar

#200628
This arming cap has a collar so you can protect your head, neck, and shoulders. Made of quilted cotton canvas, it has double ties in front. Hand wash recommended.
$34.95

Riveted Aluminum Mail Armor Shirt

#300138
This extremely light mail is fashioned of aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability. Diameter of each outer link is about 1/2 inch. Perfect for stage and reenactment, it only weights 7 lbs!
$324.95

Plated Brass Mail Armor Shirt

#300102
This mail armor shirt is made from 16 gauge butted steel in the International Pattern, 4 links through a 5th, and plated with brass for an attractive and long lasting look. Outer link diameter of each link is about 7/16 inch and inner link diameter about 3/8 inch. Weighs 23 lbs.
$179.95

Blackened Mail Armor Shirt

#300058
This mail shirt is made from butted armor which has been blackened for moisture resistance. Features 16 gauge links combined in the "international" (four links through a fifth) pattern. Weighs 23 lbs.
$179.95

Mail Armor Shirt

#300170
This mail armor shirt is made of butted 16 gauge steel links in the International Pattern, 4 links through a 5th. Outer link diameter of each link is about 7/16 inch and inner link diameter about 3/8 inch. Weighs 23 lbs.
$149.95

Riveted Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

#300150
This extremely light mail is made of aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability. The outer diameter of rings is about 1/2". Weighs 2 lbs.
$99.95

Plated Brass Mail Armor Coif

#300122
This mail armor coif is expertly crafted from 16 gauge butted steel and plated with brass for an attractive and long lasting look. Outer link diameter of each link is about 7/16 inch and inner link diameter about 3/8 inch. Weighs 5 lbs/8oz.
$69.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Brown Cotton Brigandine

I'd really consider this more of a "coat of plates" than a proper "brigandine" armor given the lack of overlapping plates.  The gaps between plates, particularly over the breastbone, would make me consider this for protection in addition to a mail shirt or hauberk.
Reviewed by: Matthew, May 27, 2021

Review of: Swordsman Buckler

It fits well in the hand and is not to heavy.
Reviewed by: Tyrone, May 18, 2021

Review of: 15th Century Arming Doublet

Fits great, great quality, and holds my armor good. No complaints.
Reviewed by: Michael, March 18, 2021

Review of: Augsburg Suit of Armor

Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted a suit of armor in my room or house. After looking around, I saw that Windlass was offering this decorative suit. Unlike so many junky suits I have looked at, yours truly seemed like a historically accurate one. Well, it arrived yesterday! After cleaning the shipping oil off of it, I put this bad boy together! I was like a little kid again! I put him in my office, so I can look at it everyday! This is a beautiful suit!! I had no want to wear it, so this type of suit saved me money (got it on sale!) but looks like it came from an old English castle! Now I'll have to save up for maybe a wearable one, too! LOL
Reviewed by: Dave, June 06, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

This is a solidly constructed buckler.  The size and weight is perfect and the handle is comfortable.  This is a great buy.
Reviewed by: Derek, April 02, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

Initially I was leery of buying this product due to the gap between the boss and the rest of the buckler, but my concerns were unfounded. I got two of these when they were on sale for the deal of the day and I have been more than pleased with them. They are well balanced and the grip fits comfortably in my hand. The grip runs across the back of the buckler, keeping a low profile and offering great control over the buckler. Overall it is solidly built, able to stand up to the rigors of sparring. This is my new favorite buckler and I look forward to getting more for my club!
Reviewed by: Jeremiah, October 12, 2018

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

Nice and sturdy. Perfect for SCA fencing!
Reviewed by: Anastasia, September 28, 2018

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

I'm not a shield expert, but I think it is cool. Just got it today, and I am happy with it.
Reviewed by: Michael, January 14, 2017

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

I like this buckler. A good product for the price I paid. PaulCG
Reviewed by: Paul, December 01, 2016

Review of: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

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