It is an integral part of fantasy novels and can be seen regularly in films and series set in medieval Europe. This armor was one of the most significant innovations in armor that were developed in the Middle Ages. Chain Mail Day is a celebration of this amazing armor and aims to remind us that it still holds relevance in today’s world.
Chainmail Day’s history is actually the history chainmail. Chainmail is a type armor made of interwoven metal links, which can be worn over a layer padded cloth or leather. Chainmail is redundant because mail is the French word meaning “chain”, so its name can be translated to “chainmail” or “mail mail”. Chainmail can be found in nearly every medieval culture. It was a mainstay of armies throughout the period and was especially loved by the Romans.
Chainmail’s ability to protect and allow for movement, which is often limited by heavier armors, was one of its greatest strengths. It was not very effective against spears and other piercing weapons, but it was excellent against blades. It would be enhanced with metal plates as weapons technology improved. This would make it ‘Plate Mail’.
Chainmail is still used today, but not in battle. For those who work with sharks, it is a common tool. Because it protects against animal bites, it has been used in the animal control department. It is still being used by high-voltage electricians. They wear a grounded chainmail suit to prevent electricity from passing through their armor, rather than allowing it to flow through it.
You can celebrate Chainmail Day by making your own chainmail! You can make the armor by yourself using a soldering iron and heavy gauge wire. You have many options. Some of these patterns can produce beautiful decorative designs. Chainmail enthusiasts should take a look at how chainmail is used today and perhaps spend some time creating it.