Friday, August 6, 2010

I N T R O D U C T I O N

Daniyal Steel Crafts
Decimus Statilius Crescens

Chain Mail, Chain Maille is a type of Amour, consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. Mail Amour provided an effective defense against the weapons, warded off the blow or thrust by a sword, pilum or spear, preventing the damage to the body, fracture or a bruise was an exception.
The word chainmail is of relatively recent coinage, having been in use only since the 1700s; prior to this it was referred to simply as mail. "mail", "mayle" or chain was the English name for it, while maille was the common French name for it. This—and the alternative spellings "maile" and "maille" - derive through the Italian maglia, from the Latin macula, meaning "mesh of a net". Spanish corresponding word is malla and Portuguese malha. Cymric term lluric refers to Latin lorica.
Mail was invented some time in the mid 1st milennium BC 1st millennium, but it is unknown where and by whom it was first used. The earliest finds are from 4th Century BC Celtic chieftain's burial located in Ciume┼čti, Romania. It is believed that the Romans first came into contact with mail fighting the Gauls in. The Roman army adopted the technology for their troops in the form of the Lorica Hamata which was used as a primary form of armour through the Imperial period.
Several patterns of linking the rings together have been known since ancient times, with the most common being the 4-to-1 pattern (where each ring is linked with four others). In Europe, the 4-to-1 pattern was completely dominant.
Historically, in Europe, from the pre-Roman period on, the rings composing a piece of mail would be riveted closed to reduce the chance of the rings splitting open when subjected to a thrusting attack or a hit by an arrow.Up until the 14th century European mail was made of alternating rows of both riveted rings and solid rings. After that it was almost all made from riveted rings only.
Wire thickness is measured in milimeters.
Hauberk : Knee length and including sleeves (The sleeves sometimes only went to the elbow, but often were full arm length) Chain Mail Shirt. Slits to accommodate horseback-riding are often incorporated below the waist. Most are put on over the head. The word hauberk is derived from an old German word Halsberge, which originally described a small piece of mail that protects the throat and the neck. The earliest extant example was found in Ciumesti in modern Romania and is dated to the 4th-5th centuries BC. Roman armies adopted similar technology after encountering it. Mail armour spread throughout the world with the expansion of the Romans. The hauberk stored in the Prague Cathedral, dating from the 12th century, is one of the earliest surviving examples from Central Europe and was supposedly owned by Saint Wenceslaus. In Europe, use of mail hauberks continued up through the 14th century.
Haubergeon : Mid-thigh length Chain Mail Shirt.
Byrnie : Waist length Chain Mail Shirt.
Chausses : Chain Mail leggings. They could extend to the knee or cover the entire leg.
Coif : Chain Mail Hoods
Mitons : Chain Mail mittens.
Aventail / Camail : An aventail or camail is a flexible curtain of chainmail on a helmet, that extends to cover the neck and shoulders. The mail could be removed for cleaning or storage, and attached to the helm through use of a leather cord that was threaded through brass rings at the edge of the helm. Aventails were most commonly seen on bascinets in the 14th century and served as a replacement for a chainmail coif. Some aventails were decorated with edging in brass or bronze links, or dagged edges. By the late 15th century, the Aventail had replaced the chainmail coif completely. Only those who were poor or who were collectors of the sort had a chainmail coif. Aventails were typically attached to the helmet via small staples known as vervelles.
Pixane / Standard : Chain Mail Collar worn strapped around the neck, it drapes over the shoulders and covers the breast and upper back.
MATERIALS AVAILABLE
Mild Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Brass
P. V. C.

Types Of Chainmail Available


Flat Wedge Riveted Chainmail

# DSC 00422 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00423 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Blackened

# DSC 00433 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00434 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00444 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00445 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Blackened



Flat Wedge Riveted Chainmail with Washer

# DSC 00455 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00456 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Blackened

# DSC 00466 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00467 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00477 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00478 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Blackened


Flat Round Riveted Chainmail

# DSC 00288 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00289 Mild Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Blackened

# DSC 00290 Mild Steel10 mm 17 g - Zinc

# DSC 00298 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00299 Mild Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00300 Mild Steel 9mm 18 g - Zinc

# DSC 00311 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00312 Mild Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00313 Mild Steel 8 mm 18 g - Zinc

# DSC 00322 Brass 10 mm, 17 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00333 Brass 9 mm, 18 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00344 Brass 8 mm, 18 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00355 Stainless Steel 10 mm, 17 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00366 Stainless Steel 9 mm, 18 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00377 Stainless Steel 8 mm, 18 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00380 Aluminum 10 mm 17 g – Natural Finish or Blackened

# DSC 00381 Aluminum 9 mm 18 g – Natural Finish or Blackened

# DSC 00382 Aluminum 8 mm 18 g – Natural Finish or Blackened


Flat Round Riveted Chainmail with Washer

# DSC 00388 Mild Steel 10mm 17 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00389 Mild Steel 10 mm 17 g – Blackened

# DSC 00398 Mild Steel 9 mm 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00399 Mild Steel 9 mm 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00411 Mild Steel 8 mm 18 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00412 Mild Steel 8 mm 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00413 Mild Steel 8 mm 18 g – Zinc

# DSC 00412 Aluminum 10 mm mm 16 g – Blackened



Round Riveted Round Wire Chainmail

# DSC 00211 Mild Steel 10 mm 16 g – Zinc

# DSC 00212 Mild Steel 10 mm 16 g – Blackened

# DSC 00213 Mild Steel 10 mm 16 g – Oil Finish

# DSC 00221 Mild Steel 8 mm 17 g (With Washer) - Blackened

# DSC 00221/O Mild Steel 8 mm 17 g (With Washer) – Oil Finish

# DSC 00222 Mild Steel 8 mm 17 g – Zinc

# DSC 00223 Mild Steel 8 mm 17 g – Blackened

# DSC 00224 Mild Steel 6 mm 18 g (With Washer) – Oil Finish

# DSC 00225 Mild Steel 6 mm 18 g (With Washer) – Blackened

# DSC 00226 Mild Steel 6 mm 18 g (Without Washer) – Oil Finish

# DSC 00227 Mild Steel 6 mm 18 g (Without Washer) – Blackened

# DSC 00233 Aluminum 10 mm 16 g – Anodized

# DSC 00234 Aluminum 10 mm 16 g – Black

# DSC 00235 Aluminum 10 mm 16 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00244 Aluminum 8 mm 17 g – Anodized

# DSC 00245 Aluminum 8 mm 17 g – Black

# DSC 00255 Brass 10 mm 16 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00266 Brass 8 mm 17 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00277 Stainless Steel 10 mm 16 g – Original Finish



Butted Chainmail

# DSC 00111 Mild Steel 8 mm 16 g – Zinc

# DSC 00112 Mild Steel 8 mm 16 g – Blackened

# DSC 00113 Mild Steel 8 mm 16 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00122 Mild Steel 9 mm 16 g – Zinc

# DSC 00123 Mild Steel 9 mm 16 g – Blackened

# DSC 00124 Mild Steel 9 mm 16 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00133 Mild Steel 5 mm 18 g – Zinc

# DSC 00134 Mild Steel 5 mm 18 g – Blackened

# DSC 00143 Aluminum 8 mm 16 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00144 Aluminum 8 mm 16 g – Anodized

# DSC 00145 Aluminum 9 mm 16 g – Anodized

# DSC 00146 Aluminum 8 mm 16 g – Black

# DSC 00147 Aluminum 9 mm 16 g – Black

# DSC 00166 Brass 8 mm 16 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00177 Brass 9 mm 16 g – Brass Polish

# DSC 00188 Stainless Steel 8 mm 16 g – Original Finish

# DSC 00199 Stainless Steel 9 mm 16 g – Original Finish

Chainmail Designs & Measuring Methods


Following is our method of measuring a SHIRT :
CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE : measured fully stretched from side to side. We suggest that you also give us the actual chest circumference of the wearer, for your kind information we keep the shirt 10” loose for easy wear and comfort.
LENGTH : measured fully stretched from shoulder to the bottom helm.
SLEEVES : measured fully stretched from armpit to the cuff.
ARMPIT : measured fully stretched from both the sides.
CUFFS : measured fully stretched from both the sides.
Besides this also let us know the design of the neck, should it be round or square, etc. and what should be the opening measurement.
If you have any other specifications, please feel free to write to us.
COIF : For information we have a standard size. This fits a person with a head circumference of 25”.
PANTS / LEGGINGS : We have three types of the regular designs available. Accordingly give us the measurements.

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