Chain Mail Experiment

Medieval armor is an interesting subject, and while I don’t have much interest in acquiring any or joining in for any re-enactments, I was curious about how it is made, and what it behaves like.

With a bit of scrap galvanized wire I had laying around, I took a bit of time one evening to wrap it into a spring on my lathe, cut it into rings, and then form the rings into a small chunk of chain mail.

I’m pretty pleased with the results. It’s a neat bit of material that came out, albeit very time consuming to produce.

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