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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

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

Gothic Suit of Armor

#300018
This suit of armor is hand forged of 18 gauge steel and comes with a decorative skirt. Features Leather straps. Includes wooden pedestal. Approximately 6-1/2 feet tall.
$2,495.95

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

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Blackened Mail Armor Shirt

I love this mail. I have wanted a chain mail  shirt since i was a teenager. When i finally got it i was not disappointing. Bear in mind, if you have never wore a chain shirt, it is not easy on easy off.  20 plus pounds, so now i truly understand the need for a squire. the sleeves are very long as well. Im about 5'10, 5'11 and i can tuck the mail under my bracers. Also it comes with heavy amount of grease on it, so before driving to your cosplay even or renfair, put down a towel or get some good degreaser  for it or you will have a pretty permanent mess on your hands. The price is very low considering the quality. Don't buy other chain mail. Buy Windlass. It delivers.
Reviewed by: Louis, April 10, 2020

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: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

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

Review of: Blackened Mail Armor Shirt

This is an absolute must for any armour: Chainmail. The black chainmail is a nice unique version to your armour. This version has a big impact to those who see it on you. It also gives a nice contrast to any armour plate you wear on top of it. Wearing chainmail for the first time,is also interesting. The weight is 23 pounds added to your own. You can feel it in the feet. It also "stretches" in the chest, very odd at first. Museum Replicas did a very good job creating this armour. Most of the links where well butted together. I waited about six months for the chainmail to arrive. It was worth the wait. Remember: they make these by hand in India. It took me a month to make a 9x9 square of chainmail. Thier hard work is worth your wait. I love this armour. Get one, it's all worth it.
Reviewed by: Curt, February 16, 2013

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

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

i love this Mail Armor Shirt
Reviewed by: Daniel, August 28, 2010

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

Reviewed by: chris, January 18, 2010

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

This is an excellent piece of armor. My only complaint is that, like Gimli, I find it a little tight across the chest.
Reviewed by: Nicholas, April 10, 2009

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

Good, tough mail!  I love my chain mail.  My only wish is that it had longer sleeves.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey, November 19, 2008