Monday, August 25, 2008

Chainmaille History

This article has good information on the historical beginings of chainmaille. This is the same method used in modern day chainmaille jewelry

The historical signifigance gives a certain power to the modern chainmaille jewlry and makes it quite a powerful statement to any jewelry collection.
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Mail (also maille, often given as chain mail or chain maille) is a type of armour or jewellery that consists of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. Mail armour provided a highly effective defense against the weapons of the Medieval Period. Tests conducted by the Royal Armoury at Leeds concluded that, "it is almost impossible to penetrate using any conventional medieval weapon."[1] This construction can ward off a slashing blow by an edged weapon and penetration by thrusting and piercing weapons, preventing the point from cutting through to the skin.

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