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Re: (TFT) Re: Maille and chain armor

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999 22:10:33 -0500, "grabowski" <grabowski@erols.com>

>Ed Hogg mentioned,

Just ed.

><<<I believe chain and plate was still being made as late as the American
>Civil War, at least in pieces to fit under clothing for soldiers.>>>
>I know of breast plates being used and of course thrown away because of
>their weight.  I have not seen any thing about chain armor though.  But as
>far as armor is concerned it is still used in modern kevlar items (flak
>jackets etc...)

Butchers use it, and shark proof suits are made out of it.

I'll try and hunt down the sources for Civil War stuff

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