Chainmail Coif with Ventail is crafted in Butted High Tensile Steel Rings, and though butted construction has less structural integrity than riveted mail this steel type will provide a sturdier mail garment than mild steel. The Ventail has a down to up closure and is Leather Edged (leather colors may vary).
Ring Type: Round wire
Material: 16ga. High Tensile Steel.
Finish: Zinc Plated
Ring Internal Diameter: 8mm.
* zinc plated
* High Tensile
* Round Ring / Butted
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Butted Mail Codes 10 and B
This is the most economical construction style of mail, as the cost of labor-intensive riveting is avoided. Butted mail has limited historical precedent but is fine for general costuming and role-playing where strict construction authenticity is not a requirement. It is not recommended for weapons-contact re-enactment. Butted mail is available in mild steel, high-tensile steel and aluminum. High-tensile steel has the most resistance to opening of the rings, while mild steel butted rings may be distorted by heavy weapons contact. Aluminum is much lighter and more comfortable for the costumer and role-player. All rings are formed from round section wire and are 8mm internal diameter. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern.
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