Blackmaille
Information on mail armor
by Lord Thomas the Black


A series of articles on the construction of chainmail.

Articles: (click on title to go to that section)

Blackmaille: Introduction

Blackmaille: Part 1 - A Mailler’s Glossary

Blackmaille: Part 2 - A Brief History of Mail

Blackmaille: Part 3 - Materials and Their Uses

Blackmaille: Part 4 - Cleaning the Different Mediums of Maille

Blackmaille: Part 5 - Tools of the Trade

Blackmaille: Part 6 - Mandrels and Coiling

Blackmaille: Part 7 - Cutters

Blackmaille: Part 8 - Ring Storage

Blackmaille: Part 9 - Tips and Tricks

Blackmaille: Part 10 - Historical vs Modern Weaves

Blackmaille: Part 11 - Questions and Answers

Blackmaille: Part 12 - Butted Mail

Blackmaille: Part 13 - Riveted Mail

Blackmaille: Part 14 - BRASS: It's Not Just For Trim Anymore (Or Is It?)!

Blackmaille: Part 15 - Inlays

Blackmaille: Part 16 - Signature Rings: The Original Designer's Label

Blackmaille: Part 17 - Blackening Mail

Blackmaille: Part 18 - Japanese Maille

Blackmaille: Part 19 - Internet Resources

Blackmaille: Part 20 - A Mailler's Bibliography

Blackmaille: Part 21 - Inter-Library Loan: A Researcher's Best Friend!

Blackmaille: Part 22 - Aspect Ratios

Blackmaille: Part 23 - Surviving Demos

Blackmaille: Part 24 - Questions and Answers II

Blackmaille: Part 25 - Maille vs Archery

Blackmaille: Part 26 - Tailoring

Blackmaille: Part 27 - Tricky Seams

Blackmaille: Part 28 - "Theta" Rings, Part One

Blackmaille: Part 29 - "Theta" Rings, Part Two

Blackmaille: Part 30 - A Trip to Leeds

Blackmaille: Part 31 - Queen's Prize

Blackmaille: Part 32 - Maille and Hollywood

Blackmaille: Part 33 - Website Round-Up

Blackmaille: Part 34 - Chainmaille Connection

Blackmaille: Part 35 - Judging Maille for Non-Maillers

Blackmaille: Part 36 - Maillebag

Blackmaille: Part 37 - Maille in “The Lord of the Rings”

Blackmaille: Part 38 - Shop Walkthrough, Part One

Blackmaille: Part 39 - Shop Walkthrough, Part Two

Blackmaille: Part 40 - Meet the Author

Blackmaille: Part 41 - RenFest Demo Write-up

Blackmaille: Part 42 - Song Contest Winners

Blackmaille: Part 43 - 6-in-1 Maille: Fact or Fiction?

Blackmaille: Part 44 - Book Review - Part I

Blackmaille: Part 45 - Book Review - Part II

Blackmaille: Part 46 - Second Annual Blackmaille Songwriters’ Invitational

Blackmaille: Part 47 - Scale Maille

Blackmaille: Part 48 - Q&A IV: This time, it’s personal!

Blackmaille: Part 49 - The Crusades, Pt. 1

Blackmaille: Part 50 - The Crusades, Pt. 2

Blackmaille: Part 51 - Maille in "Kingdom of Heaven"

Blackmaille: Part 52 - Song Contest II Winners

Blackmaille: Part 53 - Project: Japanese Candlehanger

Blackmaille: Part 54 - Behind the Scenes: The Making of Blackmaille

Blackmaille: Part 55 - Maille and Hollywood II

Blackmaille: Part 56 - FSMG Project: Tailoring a Maille Hauberk, Part 1

Blackmaille: Part 57 - FSMG Project: Tailoring a Maille Hauberk, Part 2

Blackmaille: Part 58 - FSMG Project: Tailoring a Maille Hauberk, Part 3

Blackmaille: Part 59 - Q&A V: The Return

Blackmaille: Part 60 - Third Annual Blackmaille Songwriters’ Invitational

Blackmaille: Part 61 - 5-Year Retrospective

Blackmaille: Part 62 - Maille Repairs

Blackmaille: Part 63 - Event Write-up: Kansas City Highland Games

Blackmaille: Part 64 - Song Contest III Winners

Blackmaille: Part 65 - Project: Candle-Hanger II

Blackmaille: Part 66 - Product Review: Jewelry Workshop Chainmail Jewelry Kits

Blackmaille: Part 67 - Making the Black Oak Maille Guild Sign, Part 1

Blackmaille: Part 68 - Making the Black Oak Maille Guild Sign, Part 2

Blackmaille: Part 69 - Making the Black Oak Maille Guild Sign, Part 3

Blackmaille: Part 70 - Fourth Annual Blackmaille Songwriters’ Invitational

Blackmaille: Part 71 - My Works

Blackmaille: Part 72 - Q & A VI: Blackmaille at the faire!

Blackmaille: Part 73 - Woodworking 101: Demo Tables

Blackmaille: Part 74 - Woodworking 102: Benches

Blackmaille: Part 75 - Woodworking 103: Viking Chest

Blackmaille: Part 76 - Song Contest IV Winners

Blackmaille: Part 77 - Project: Candle-Hanger III

Blackmaille: Part 78 - Maille and Hollywood III

Blackmaille: Part 79 - Riveted Maille Time Trial

Blackmaille: Part 80 - Butted Maille Time Trial

Blackmaille: Part 81 - Attaching Leather to Maille

Blackmaille: Part 82 - Fifth Annual Blackmaille Songwriters’ Invitational

Blackmaille: Part 83 - Ninja Armor

Blackmaille: Part 84 - Q & A VII

Blackmaille: Part 85 - Running a Maille Guild

Blackmaille: Part 86 - Real Vs Costume Armor

Blackmaille: Part 87 - Gary Gygax, Bane of Armorers

Blackmaille: Part 88 - Song Contest V Winners

Blackmaille: Part 89 - Candle Project IV

Blackmaille: Part 90 - How-To: Demo Boards, Pt.1

Blackmaille: Part 91 - How-To: Demo Boards, Pt.2

Blackmaille: Part 92 - How-To: Demo Boards, Pt.3

Blackmaille: Part 93 - How-To: Demo Boards, Pt.4

Blackmaille: Part 94 - Sixth Annual Blackmaille Songwriters' Invitational

Blackmaille: Part 95 - Chinese Maille

Blackmaille: Part 96 - Q & A VIII

Blackmaille: Part 97 - Metallurgy & Maille, Pt 1

Blackmaille: Part 98 - Metallurgy & Maille, Pt 2

Blackmaille: Part 99 - Metallurgy & Maille, Pt 3

Blackmaille: Part 100 - Song Contest VI Winners

Blackmaille: Part 101 - Candle Hanger V

Blackmaille: Part 102 - Maille & Hollywood IV

Blackmaille: Part 103 - An SCA "Standard" of Maille?

Blackmaille: Part 104 - Etruscan Maille

 



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