Chainmail: A Primer

Chainmail is a form of medieval armor made by linking rings of metal together to form large integrated chains. Chainmail is a favorite for renaissance faires, Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), fantasy role-playing, and other instances where one might want to dress up as a knight or medieval warrior.

Round Chainmail

Sooner or later, you'll have to create chainmail that needs to cover a round or convex surface (such as your head). As this technique is best shown by example, I went ahead and took a series of photos illustrating creating a round chainmail pattern. So, if you're creating a coif, bag, or other round pattern, you can take a look at my Round Chainmail Examples. I hope it's useful.

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