I'm honestly sort of amazed that chainmaille has more or less gone mainstream. Once decking only knights and footmen (as recently as World War I, as in the mask above) on their way to battle, and until only recently seen more or less on nerds and geeks on their way to the Renaissance Faire, and here we are with tutorials on how to do it in major craft stores, and perfectly respectable jewelers including it in the repertoire, and you can get an aluminum maille shirt on Think Geek that you're apparently supposed to wear to work. In case your boss brings his bastard sword.
I'm curious as to how it made this journey, so I'm planning on doing a few blog posts on the history of Maille. Stay tuned.
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