A chain mail coif is a traditional type of head covering that when, worn, protects the almost all angles of the head, as well as the neck and the shoulders. Only the face is left uncovered. Obviously, the head is an important part of the anatomy, which is why Dark Knight Armoury offers such a variety of chain mail coifs. Anything but simple armor, we offer a number of coifs, all of which feature different options which ensure that we have the head protection that will adequately defend your cranium. Like almost all of our chain mail armor, our coifs are available in multiple linkage types, including butted, riveted, and flattened. They are also available in several different types of materials. Ranging from steel to aluminum, the material your coif is made from will help determine how functional it truly is. A chain mail coif can be worn alone, or it can be combined with a helmet to provide a double dose of protection. If you are a knight, fighter, or warrior who understands that to lose your head is to lose the battle - literally, in this case - then do not ride into battle with the protection of one of our chain mail coifs.
No knightly ensemble is complete without good head protection, and the Alaric Chainmail Hood is a fantastic option. This chainmail piece covers the head, neck, and much of the shoulders in linked steel rings for comprehensive coverage.
This aventail is fitted with a leather collar, to facilitate attachment to helmets. The aventail is butted round rings made of 16 gauge mild steel. The rings have a zinc plated finish and have an 8mm internal diameter.
Covering the throat, neck, and shoulders with chainmail, an aventail, or camail, connects to a helmet to protect vital areas of a warrior. The Baron Grade Chainmail Aventail features a leather band that attaches it to the helmet.
Clergy in the medieval period wore a shoulder covering called a Bishops Mantle, a term which also came to be used for the piece of armor, the standard. The Baron Grade Mail Standard protects the upper chest and throat.
Give your armoured look a touch of darkness with the Black Alaric Chainmail Hood. Made from a multitude of interlocking butted rings, the mild steel of this hood has been chemically colored for its unique, darkened appearance.
Protect the most important weapon you have with this Black Butted Chainmail Coif. This piece of armor offers protection for your head and neck during battle. It is constructed with 16 gauge round mild steel rings with a black finish.
This intimidating butted armor is blackened for moisture resistance, reminiscent of the Black Prince, whose mail was darkened to a black hue. The diameter of each outer link is about 7/16 an inch, inner link diameter is about 3/8 an inch.
This is the most economical chainmail, as the cost intensive riveting is avoided. Butted maille has limited historical precedent but is fine for general costuming and role-playing where strict construction is not a requirement.
When choosing how to protect your head, chainmail is a great choice, whether worn on its own over an arming cap or underneath a helm. For head protection at your next LARP or historical reenactment, choose the Butted Chainmail Coif.
If your outfit needs protection for the crucial area around the neck and shoulders, reach for the Butted Chainmail Mantle with Dagged Edges. This medieval chainmail armour is made of 16 gauge mild steel woven in a 4-in-1 pattern.
From the Celts of 300 B.C. to 18th century Europe, mail such as this Butted Ring Coif was one of the most prized items a warrior could own. Indeed, it was celebrated in poetry and the sagas, being referred to as the Net of Battle.
A magnificent addition to the LARP or reenactment gear of those who wish to achieve a medieval persona, the Butted Steel V Shaped Chainmail Coif offers an economical and authentic design which radiates the look of a medieval knight.