Chain mail armor was one of the first armors developed in the medieval era. It was used by the Romans in the beginning of 2nd century BC. Rather the medieval knights are remembered for their elaborate armors as for their bravery. A well made chain mail could spell life and a weak chain mail, its end. Our 16 gauge chain mail shirt and hood are sure to keep your skull and skin intact. One size fits most. Chain mail hood and helmet sold separately.