Chainmail shirts have come a long way since the Middle Ages, spreading from function to fashion and more. The 60 Inch Soldier Grade Mail Shirt features an iconic chainmail shirt with great level of comfort and protection. Butted mail is the most economical construction style of mail, as the cost of labor-intensive riveting is avoided. Butted mail has limited historical precedent but is fine for general costuming and role-playing where strict construction authenticity is not a requirement. It is not recommended for weapons-contact re-enactment as mild steel butted rings may be distorted by heavy weapons contact. The rings are formed from round section wire and have a 10 mm internal diameter. This item is crafted from 16 gauge mild steel. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern that consists of four chainmail rings woven through another ring. Perfect for the non-contact or light-contact role-player on a budget, this shirt offers a great authentic appearance.
- Uses 4 in 1 chainmail pattern
- Features 10 mm round ring butted construction
- Great for costuming and role-playing
- Made by GDFB
- 16 Gauge Mild Steel
- Zinc Plated Finish
- Store in a dry, warm location
- Zinc plating is inherently a corrosion inhibitor
- No rust-proofing is necessary
Grant Shaffer (verified owner) –
I ordered on a Sunday, received on Tuesday, very prompt!
I’m 6’1, 220, with a 43 inch chest and in decent shape. This will not fit over a gambeson of my size. It will fit over my tunic and an under shirt, the mail-shirt is form fitting however. I don’t want to ruin the material of my tunic so I will probably be gifting it to a friend who is a size smaller than me, even still I don’t think his gambeson will fit under it either. There was one link missing in the chest leaving a noticeably small pinky sized hole above the sternum. The armpits were a little tight as well, but overall still had good range of motion and I could hug myself without feeling overly tight in the back or sleeves. Overall, Good choice if you’re on a budget. They were prompt, with minimal flaws, only pitfall is it being form fitting with minimal clothing when it is advertised as being a 54 inch chest with gambeson and underclothing beneath.