Inspecting Chain Mail

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From the Book of War

  • 3.1.4. Chain – Metal Armor constructed of interlocking metal rings.
  • 3.2. Armor must be passed by Marshals from two separate realms, assuming an inter-realm event.
  • 3.3. Armor must not catch appendages. Fingers should not catch in Armor. This includes articulated plates and large diameter chain.
  • 3.6.1. Metal Armor must be made from period metals and alloys such as iron, bronze, brass, or copper. Modern steel alloys are also allowed.
  • 3.6.2. Metal Armor must conform to both of the following:
    • Must not be easily deformable by hand or by weapon strikes.
    • Using a material with a thickness of at least 20 gauge.
  • 3.7. Composite Armor
    • 3.7.1. Studded, scaled, or brigandine Armor can only be counted as Armor if 2/3 of the target area is covered by metal or leather, or the studs/rings/plates can not be no more than 1/2 inch apart.
    • 3.7.2. Composite Armor must be identifiable as Armor by appearance.

How to Inspect Chain Mail

  • 1. Armor must be worn while it is being checked.
  • 2. Check and make sure the armor conforms to the standards of the Book of War.
  • 3. Run your hands along the surface of the armor looking for loose rings or gaps in the rings that may catch fabric or skin.

See also: Inspecting Composite Armor and Inspecting Leather Armor.

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