The Chain Maille and Dagger Pendant Necklace is made of Gunmetal Rings with Copper Pendants. The daggers are made of Silverton Metal alloy. This is a unique and stunning accessory to a plain sleek Black dress. Simply Gorgeous. The chain measures 42cms in length, plus extension chain and 2cms wide. The longest, central pendant measures 6cms in length.
The word chainmail is of relatively recent origin, having been in use only since the 1700s. Prior to this it was simply referred to as mail. The word “mail” refers to the armor material, not the garment made from it. It can also be known as Chain Maille.
Chain mail is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. It was generally in common military use between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, and longer in Asia and North Africa. A coat of this armour is often referred to as a hauberk, and sometimes a byrnie.
An early form of mail, made by sewing iron rings to fabric or leather, was worn in late Roman times and may have originated in Asia, where such mail continued to be worn for many centuries.
Medieval armourers improved on the early version by fabricating mail independent of cloth or leather and by interlacing the rings, which were firmly closed by welding or riveting.