This chainmail aventail is intended to be fitted within a helm to provide protection for the sides and back of the head and neck. The links are sewn onto a leather strip with leather strands.
The links for this aventail are made from flat 17 gauge / 9mm rings that have been wedge riveted together – these rings alternate with solid flat rings. The rings have been darkened for a finish.
The chainmail aventail measures about 10” from the bottom sewn end of the leather band to chain hem.
Welshman (verified owner) –
Glued perfectly to the inside of the helmet, and the divot between the leather comfortably fits the chin. Adds quite a bit of weight to the helmet, but is barely felt while worn. It’s perhaps a bit longer than necessary down the shoulders (almost seems like it covers the heart), but otherwise a fantastic piece if you’re willing to do a bit of arts and crafts with E6000.