8mm Chainmail Sheet Riveted Solid: Construct your own chainmail garments with premade sheets.
What to do with a Chainmail Sheet? This is material for you to tailor chainmail garments yourself – just as we do here in the workshop. It leaves you all the freedom to cut and arrange pieces of mail for your perfect fit. Many beginners benefit from having a piece of 4in1- riveted chainmail in their hands to get familiar with the pattern. With that, you easily expand the pattern and you save time when you design your own chainmail armor.
What size is it? This sheet is about 13 x 59 inches respectively 33 x 150cm when laid flat. The weight is 7.7 pounds respectively 3.5kg. It contains about 9300 rings. Half of them are riveted, half solid. That size makes it perfect to wrap around your body. Two sheets are typically enough to cover the chest. With an additional sheet, you can make both sleeves. For a hauberk, we recommend four of these sheets plus a pack of 8mm flat rings.
How is the quality? This 8mm chainmail sheet will save you a huge amount of time because you don’t need to build all the area ring by ring. With that said, it is likely to find some imperfect rings. A few solid rings are punched near their neighbors and not perfectly circular. And occasionally riveted rings have rivets sitting near the edge or they just need an extra squeeze with the Riveting Tongs. You can do as we do and replace these rings. Still, you save time and nerves.
What historic time does this fit to? This size and type fit well with most of the middle ages, especially the classical period of full mail hauberks from the 11th to the early 14th century. Here is a good extant piece from 1250 to compare with.