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Chainmail Coif - Butted - Zinc Plated

Chainmail Coif - Butted - Zinc Plated

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Mail was thought to have been invented by the Celts. The earliest example was found in a Celtic Chieftain's burial in Romania. It was a popular form of defence for the warrior elite of the Viking and Early Medieval periods. It is often (wrongly) referred to as chainmail but this terminology was first introduced by Sir Walter Scott in 1822 in his novel "The Fortunes of Nigel". In the medieval period, it was simply known as "Mail".

The coif was designed to protect the head, neck and shoulders against damage from bladed weapons. It was very effective at doing so - the Royal Armouries have conducted tests with well-made mail and concluded that "it is almost impossible to penetrate using any conventional medieval weapon". The Mail Coif is constructed by hand from hundreds of steel rings and will fit all but the largest of heads. The rings are zinc plated to provide a shiny, maintenance-free finish that is resistant to rust.

This item is crafted using mild steel rings. If you require even greater durability please check our high tensile steel products or our Riveted Chainmail section.

Finish: Zinc plated
Material: 16 gauge Mild Steel
Ring Type: Round / Butted
Diameter: 8mm
Weight: 3.5kg

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

Age Verifiction

The minimum age to order weapons is 18 years old. We send orders via Parcel Force Age Verification service, which adopts the following rules:

The Challenge 25 approach to conduct Age Verification checks whenever we deliver such items.

Parcel Force will always check ID (passport or driving licence) for anyone who we feel is under 25 years of age.

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Care Instructions

It is important that you care for your equipment to help keep it in good condition and to make it last longer.

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