This model of aventail was frequently worn in the Middle Ages combined with for example bascinets. Examples can found at i.a. the Wallace Collection in London.
This aventail is made of 1,6 mm thick flat rings with an inner diameter of 8 mm. They are woven four in one and subsequently riveted with round rivets. The aventail can be attached to the helmet with a 4,5 cm wide leather edge at the upper side. It weighs approx. 2,8 kg.
Length of the leather fastening point: 55 cm;
Steel type: spring steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Inner diameter: 8 mm;
Rivetted: flat rings, round rivets;
Weaving method: 4:1 construction;
Weight: 2.8 kg;
Based on a historic original? yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3500 *
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Remove rust from your chainmail by rubbing the rings together (just like when hand-washing clothes, but without water). The rings will grind together and the rust will come off.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.