The wearing of chain mail has been an effective means of protection in combat and war of countries. Its use dates back to the Creeks and early Roman empire where warriors and legionnaires donned metal plate. The medieval era knights and most remembered for their elaborate chain mail in different designs. the period of chain mail armor runs from about the early 1300’s to about the mid to late 1500’s. You are bidding a high quality Chain Mail shirt and coif set. Zinc plated steel construction. Weights 32 pounds. Will fit up to 48″ chest. 17″ from underarm to wrist, 34″ from top of shoulder to thigh. 18 gauge and 1/4″ ring size.