An aventail, also known as camail, covers the throat, neck, and shoulders of a warrior with a curtain of chainmail connected to a helmet. The Count Grade Chainmail Aventail fits around the base on a helmet by a leather band. Aventails gained popularity in place of the mail coif by the late 15th century. Wedge riveting, used in this chainmail, became popular in the 1300s and was used until the demise of mail. Alternating rows of solid punched rings and riveted rings predominated until late in the period, when all-riveted construction became more popular. This style of mail is very authentic and is well able to withstand supervised weapons-contact re-enactment. This item is crafted from 17 gauge mild steel. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern. The mail is supplied burnished to give a dark grey to black finish.
Care Instructions - This chainmail has a natural finish. The rings do not have a separate coating applied to the steel but are typically lightly blackened with heat to a medium gray color. This helps with corrosion issues, but it is recommended that mail with this finish be thoroughly coated with a silicon or rust-preventative spray, such as WD-40, when not in use and stored in a ventilated plastic tub in a warm, dry location.
- Crafted from 17 gauge mild steel
- Uses 4 in 1 chainmail pattern
- Features a 9 mm flat and solid ring combination
- Wedge riveted construction
- Great for weapon re-enactments
- Made by GDFB
- Circumference: 23 Inches
- Length: 14 Inches