Watch YouTuber J. Draper show how effective chainmail is at defending against stabbing

So did J. Draper, by the looks. Very impressive.


I have worn chainmail in the Australian summer (back in my re-enacting days). You wear a VERY light gambeson underneath, just thick enough cloth to stop the mail scratching, but thin enough to let the breeze through. You also dump water over yourself regularly which is very cooling if there is even the slightest breeze.


Which is why pretty much every suit of mail came in one of two categories: 1. Purpose made for you and costing multiple years salary, or 2. second-hand, which meant the original owner was suffering a bad case of dead


how about a fast moving long sword?

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