There probably isn't a warrior in history who didn't understand the importance of one's head in battle. And because the head is important, at Medieval Armour, we offer a number of historic pieces of chainmail armour, ranging from chainmail coifs to chainmail hoods and more, all to ensure that your head is protected in a true medieval fashion. We offer a wide range of chainmail coifs, many made from 10mm chainmail and many made to standards that enable them to provide more than adequate protection when it comes to their function as functional medieval armour. Like any piece of chainmail, our chainmail hoods and coifs can come in different styles, ranging between round ring chainmail to flat ring chainmail, to riveted chainmail, to the more common butted chainmail. The only similarity between all the styles we offer is that each one is steel chainmail, to ensure its authenticity and its effectiveness in battle. Even our pieces of blackened chainmail are steel, ensuring that they are as effective as they are intimidating! Whether you're wearing it for show or for protection, any time you march into battle, it's always a good idea to have on a good piece of chainmail head armour, and the best place to find such a piece is right here, at Medieval Armour.
No knightly ensemble is complete without good head protection, and the Alaric Chainmail Hood is a fantastic option. This chainmail piece covers the head, neck, and much of the shoulders in linked steel rings for comprehensive coverage.
This aventail is fitted with a leather collar, to facilitate attachment to helmets. The aventail is butted round rings made of 16 gauge mild steel. The rings have a zinc plated finish and have an 8mm internal diameter.
Covering the throat, neck, and shoulders with chainmail, an aventail, or camail, connects to a helmet to protect vital areas of a warrior. The Baron Grade Chainmail Aventail features a leather band that attaches it to the helmet.
Clergy in the medieval period wore a shoulder covering called a Bishops Mantle, a term which also came to be used for the piece of armor, the standard. The Baron Grade Mail Standard protects the upper chest and throat.
Give your armoured look a touch of darkness with the Black Alaric Chainmail Hood. Made from a multitude of interlocking butted rings, the mild steel of this hood has been chemically colored for its unique, darkened appearance.
Protect the most important weapon you have with this Black Butted Chainmail Coif. This piece of armor offers protection for your head and neck during battle. It is constructed with 16 gauge round mild steel rings with a black finish.
This intimidating butted armor is blackened for moisture resistance, reminiscent of the Black Prince, whose mail was darkened to a black hue. The diameter of each outer link is about 7/16 an inch, inner link diameter is about 3/8 an inch.
This coif features steel rings plated with brass for long lasting good looks. Our Brass plated coif can be worn by itself or with a helm. The outer link diameter is about 7/16 an inch and the inner link diameter is about 3/8 an inch.
When choosing how to protect your head, chainmail is a great choice, whether worn on its own over an arming cap or underneath a helm. For head protection at your next LARP or historical reenactment, choose the Butted Chainmail Coif.
This is the most economical chainmail, as the cost intensive riveting is avoided. Butted maille has limited historical precedent but is fine for general costuming and role-playing where strict construction is not a requirement.
If your outfit needs protection for the crucial area around the neck and shoulders, reach for the Butted Chainmail Mantle with Dagged Edges. This medieval chainmail armour is made of 16 gauge mild steel woven in a 4-in-1 pattern.
From the Celts of 300 B.C. to 18th century Europe, mail such as this Butted Ring Coif was one of the most prized items a warrior could own. Indeed, it was celebrated in poetry and the sagas, being referred to as the Net of Battle.