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The majority of our maille is made from mild steel, although other materials can be used if required. The most popular style is a combination of riveted and solid rings in the 4-1 design, that's one riveted ring to four solid rings.
Not only does this give a cost saving, it also gives an extra element of strength as well as a reduction in weight, with Haubergeons from 5kg and Hauberks fom 8kg. In fact weights very similar to that of original maille.
From the onset we have always made the effort to focus our research on original pieces of maille and are pleased to have a good working relationship with "maille" curators, people who work extensively with these original pieces of work.
It is this approach that has lead Cap-à-pie, to where we are today. From our Black Forged finish to the inclusion of an "Armourers Mark", a small brass ring with the company name in medieval script, attached to our shirts. You will find this small yet unique addition a great talking point for members of the public.
As well as our "off the peg" items, we are also able to provide a customisation service, contact us for further information.
Works for most round riveted rings from 6mm to 10mm. ..
Perfect match for our Brass 6mm Flat ring round rivets, sold in packs of approx 300.Use for reducing..
Perfect for trimming, new in for 2012 Brass 6mm Flat ring round rivets, sold in packs of approx 300 ..
Perfect match for our Brass 6mm Flat ring round rivets, sold in packs of approx 300.
Pack of 7mm flat solid rings, approx 1000 rings per pack. Black Finish
Ideal for development work or simply for those wishing to experiment in the dark arts of the ma..
Pack of 9mm flat solid rings, approx 1000 rings per pack. Black Finish
Available in one size. European 4-1 Weave - One Flat Round Riveted Ring to four Solid Rings, mild st..
Perfect for early period, pre C11th and even late C14th/C15th with the use of plate armour, when t..
Wedge Riveting Tool, suitable for 9mm, 8mm or 7mm wedge rivets. Includes setting hole for both left ..
Available in one size. Perfect for early period, pre C11th.
European 4-1 Weave - One Ro..
The shirts are constructed using a combination of flat rings with round rivets and solid punched fl..
Pair of Round riveted maille Chausses, flat ring with alternating solid rings. Internal diameter of ..
Maille Skirt, constructed with flat ring round riveted and solid flat rings 9mm internal diameter
Based on original C15th examples.Made exclusively by Cap-a-pie in the UK this standard was created a..