This type of aventail was frequently worn in the Middle Ages combined with for example bascinets. Originals of aventails like this can be found at i.a. the Wallace Collection in London.
This aventail is made of 1,6 mm wide flat rings with an inner diameter of 8 mm. They are woven four in one and subsequently riveted with wedge rivets. The aventail can be attached to a helmet with a 4,5 cm wide leather edge at the upper side. It weighs approx. 2,6 kg.
Length: 55 cm;
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1.8 mm;
Inner diameter: 8 mm;
Rivetted: flat rings, wedge rivets;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 2.4 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Maintenance & care
Remove rust from your chainmail by rubbing the rings together (just like when hand-washing clothes, but without water). The rings will grind together and the rust will come off.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.