Serving as a curtain of chainmail around the throat, neck, and shoulders, an aventail or camail connects to the helmet of a warrior. The Knight Grade Chainmail Aventail attaches to the base of a helmet with a leather band. Aventails gained popularity in place of the mail coif by the late 15th century. This style of dome-head riveted mail with round rings is reasonably authentic to the early medieval period. This construction style has the advantage of strength, allowing it to be used for supervised weapons-contact re-enactment, while being more economical than wedge-riveted mail. This item is crafted from 16 gauge mild steel. Construction is in the 4 in 1 pattern.
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 16 gauge mild steel
- Uses 4 in 1 chainmail pattern
- Features 8 mm round rings
- Dome riveted construction
- Great for weapon re-enactments
- Made by GDFB