How to Make Chain Mail
How is Chain Mail Made

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Once an essential component of a medieval warrior’s armour, chain mail or rather 'maille' was a treasured and expensive possession, passed down through generations. Today, it remains a coveted costume piece among the historic reenactors who continue to wear it into battle. But have you ever wondered how it is created? We joined traditional maille makers Nick Checksfield and Mark Hale to reveal the skills and process of making a full coat of maille, which can have around 2.8 kilometers of wire within it and take up to a year to create. Discover more about English Heritage Membership at: https://goo.gl/6ubNbH SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL : https://goo.gl/c5lVBJ FIND A PLACE TO VISIT: https://goo.gl/86w2F6 VISIT OUR BLOG: https://goo.gl/DumtLo LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://goo.gl/Un5F2X FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://goo.gl/p1EoGh FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://goo.gl/PFzmY5

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what glasses sees : Doctor: you only have 5 minutes left to live Me:

Mason Jellison : I was wondering this for a long time

Cup o' Joe : It took a year to create? Wow amazing!!!

kris guntner : ANSWER: Very freaking slowly.

uncle jeffree's left testie : they work so wholesomely together

Tanja Petties : Thank you for the history lesson English Heritage. I never would have known it takes up to a year to complete a coat of armour..

Rin Lockhart : The closest I've ever been to seeing chainmail was a special glove used in Chipotle to keep hands safe from sharp knives.

Ron stark Ron Stark : Absolutely brilliant. Completely compelling and awe-inspiring. My fathers was a tool and die maker as was my grandfather. But ‘twas nothing compared to this. Thanks not only for the privilege of viewing but for telling a story few really are aware of. I’m sure there’s more and I, for one, encourage whatever parts 2, or 3 or more there may be. Thank you thank you and many times more.

rhijulbec1 : MORE! MANY MORE like this! I love that history is being kept alive like this~someone asked in another comment why this is still done. One word says it all. History. Keeping history alive is paramount to our existence. We are the most curious of animals on earth. We not only keep our past alive, but we also leave history for our future humans to learn from. It's an inate need. Please, please do more of these. Jenn 💖 in Canada 🍁

David Oberle : I want the Master Mailler to make a YouTube channel. Just set up some cameras and let them roll. I'd just watch him for hours.

Kyla Logan : my late dad used to make chain mail armor, he even taught me how to do it. he also built motorcycles from scratch and painted them himself since he was a natural artist.

Sam Laidlaw : Absolutely fascinating stuff. It's so interesting to see the time-consuming process of making mail and there's no way I would ever have the patience to do it. Nice educational video English Heritage.

Shellbug : I find this stuff sooo interesting... ty for sharing it w/us 😍 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

MRKapcer13 : A beautiful video and an excellent craftsman. I love the Milanese armour hanging in the background when the whole set is shown. I want to get into armour-making too at some point, though I doubt I'll make mail - it just takes far too much patience.

JessicaTheAwesome : I just want to sit in that room and watch.

Ron stark Ron Stark : Small and wonderful world. While I can hand-machine small things lathe work is outside my good self. As an art conservator my science is better served. But I’d bet if I lived close to your shop I’d find a reason to pop in and at least sweep the floor!

Aaron s : Beautiful craftsmanship , thank you for sharing

Shark Wrestler : Took me a year to make my first butted maille shirt, unhistorical and far easier to make than theirs. Looking to buy myself some riveted maille gear, but it goes into the hundreds to buy.

raspillade : "It's an honor to be able to continue to study the history of mail and share our knowledge." It's an honor to watch your amazing craftsmanship and intense dedication on YouTube.

ColecoKid : And I thought computer work was mind numbing lol. Amazing skill though!

Ron Bird : this is just art, i make butted mail and this is hard work alone, i would never reach this true perfection.

Colleen L : This was so awesome, thank you.

Hevynly1 : Wow! I have a new appreciation. Great upload!

Critter T : Fascinating🎈

Mark Howard : Ive done 100,000 links for various stuff and it's still as fun as day 1 every time even through pain and frustrating times it's so relaxing. Sober sports

кคקק๏гtєг : Fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

janine harrison : Fascinating. Great demonstration.

CerddWen : Wow, thanks for making this video! Making a suit of chain-mail isn't for the impatient! Not the job for me lol!

1aikane : Fantastic! Wish I could have a set for posterity.

Aneokame : Wow, what a great episode.

Justyna Tarnowska : Amazing craftmen!

Mordred's Quest : Love this....Thankyou

Mr. pooples : Brilliant

T.D Gaming : was looking for the traditional method and this is the riveted joining which i was looking for. Such a strange and amazing skill. Thanks for sharing

Suzan Kristensen : Absolutely amazing!

The Absolute Madman : Why is “chainmail” incorrect, exactly?

Rachael Brinegar : I can't even knit a full sized blanket. This would be like if I made a house out of wool yarn that I had sheared, spun, and dyed myself.

Too young to be old : No wonder it was expensive. It is so time consuming. And I assume it was tailor-made?

Aleric : The title should be "How is REAL Chain Mail Made".

Kent Sorensen : It seems to me that the most important step is missing, the making of the steel wire itself. This video briefly shows drawing of an existing, thicker wire, but how was that made? Any thicker and is not possible to pull it by hand. There is also the question about the steel draw plate with precisely drilled holes. I'd really to see these crucial steps explained.

Misty Delahay : This was so interesting and impressive. Thank you!

Simon Bryce : Thanks EH, the workshop looks awesome. Love the content really informative can you get them to do more videos please

Vicki Noble : This is absolutely amazing. Thank you!

big nose : This video was done way to professionally

Mr Midnight : Omg... This is very complex task... It's like making a castle on beach with one grain at a time..also the grain should of precise dimension :p #respect

Little River Farm : Wow, that's how it made?!? I have all those tools. And a new goal in life.

Liofa : Need an apprentice? :)

Nedinu : If I'm ever in a zombie apocalypse, I know what I'm making now.

Rune Njordhag : Deus vult intensifies 😐