Scroll Saw Jig for Cutting Jump Rings
Scroll Saw Jig for Cutting Jump Rings: My son volunteered to teach a basic chainmail workshop at a family camp. He had two hours and wanted to give the students ready made rings - but it's no fun to cut so many rings by hand. A search online showed many variations on cutting …
European riveted mail collar / standard, late 15th century, iron or steel and copper alloy, length: 73.7 cm, weight: 0.85 kg, The Wallace Collection (A9). The gaps between the links are also so narrow that the links themselves cannot rotate, but are held fast by their neighbours.
European riveted mail hauberk, 15th to 16th century, heavy long shirt with long sleeves, high collar with open neck, iron hook closures, heavy links on the chest, back and shoulders, sleeves and leg apron on lighter links. Alternating riveted and closed links with oval cross section, about 125 cm. Early, over knee-length mail was worn in the Crusades to protect the entire body. A very similar dated copy in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Inv. CMA 1916.1817.