Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
|Mail Shirt||70 £||6|
|Armor||Location(s) Protected||Damage Saved|
|Mail Shirt||Chest, Flank, Both Arms||3 points|
A mail shirt provides only one point of protection from attacks with blunt weapons, such as clubs or hammers.
Mail was widely used for the manufacture of armor for centuries, but changes in weaponry and tactics made it less popular. It consists of small interlocking rings of iron or steel wire.
A mail shirt, also called a byrnie, may be worn under clothing; to do so during a duel is considered a serious breach of honor.