How to Decide What Materials and Methods to Use in Making Your Armour

Revised 28 October 1996

There are many different reasons for making maile. Some make maile simply as a hobby. Others make it for use in re-enactments. Some wish to replicate period maile as closely as possible, and still others make it for show and for costumes. All of these possibilities will be considered here in an attempt to help you figure out how to make maile armour to suit your needs and wants.