2Q Chainmail Hood Alaric - Epic Black

Stalwart, Epic Armoury
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€ 29.99 No additional import fees or taxes
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All of our products are handmade in order to create the quality LARP armour, weapons, costumes and props that is the Epic Armoury standard. However, because of their handmade nature, these items can be produced with cosmetic faults. On the occasion where one of our armour sets arrive with an imperfect shape or rust, we offer them at a discounted price instead of throwing them away. We don’t like to waste material--and you get a great deal!

Epic Armoury's 2nd Quality Epic Black Alaric Chainmail Hood is a flexible mail armour coif made from linked steel rings. The mail covers the head, neck and shoulders. Each butted ring interlocks with four other rings in a 4-in-1 design. It has been treated with our Dark Metal coat to give it a black, antique finish.

The Alaric Chainmail is mail great for heavy medieval infantry and sergeants, as well as early knights. Wear it over one of our undercaps and add a Crusader, Norman or Spangen helmet on top for the most comfort and authentic wear.

Ordering 2nd Quality Armor

When you order 2nd Quality Alaric Chainmail Hood, you will receive a chainmail hood with an aesthetic imperfection in the form of rust (which you can see in the photos to get the best idea of what to expect). We guarantee that, despite this rust, the product is still safe to use. This rust can be minimized with some good elbow grease and oil to increase its wearability.

  • Technical details
    • Brand
      Epic Armoury
    • Type
      Hood
    • Colour
      Epic Dark
    • Position
      Head
    • Released
      Yes
    • Material 1
      Gun-Blued Mild Steel
    • Release date
      05/25/2018
    • Universe
  • Quality
    • Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
    • Rolled edges with no sharp edges
    • Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
    • Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
    • Epic Armoury Dark oxidation resistant coating
    • Has an aesthetic fault--in the form of rust--that does not compromise the product’s safety
  • Maintenance

    Epic Armoury metal works products should be treated with a wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil and kept in dry storage. Metal armour containing leather parts would needs a separate maintenance for the leather. Please read the "Leather Straps and Fittings" section below for leather cleaning and maintenance using leather-care products.

    Degreasing and preparing your armour for use

    When you open your armour, you may be overwhelmed by the smell of grease and oil. The oil has been applied to protect your armour during storage and transport. Use a degreasing product or mineral spirits and a dry cloth or paper towels to remove all the oil from your plate armour parts. Chainmail is a bit harder to remove all the oil from the links, but it can be done in much the same way. Wipe off as much as you can with a dry cloth, and with the remaining oil, you can remove the grease from the chainmail with mineral spirits or another solvent by spraying it on the links. You can also choose to fully submerge your chainmail in a degreasing product and use your hands to agitate the metal in the solution, this will completely remove all oil and grease from your links. After removal of the oil, make sure to dry your armour thoroughly. Strong, warm sunlight is great for drying your armour, but you can also use a hairdryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. Be careful not to overheat any leather parts when using a heat gun.

    Cleaning

    Moisture is the enemy of armour and chainmail. If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible. After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality acid-free vegetable oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of the exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.

    Rust-Prevention and Removal

    Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil. Epic Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.

    Leather Straps and Fittings

    Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.

    You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.

  • Delivery

    Dear customer, we usually pack and ship your order within 2 business days. Please read all about delivery in this link.

    We are currently shipping to the following countries. If your country isn’t listed here, please contact us

    Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Cypress, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Netherlands, Ukraine, USA.

    At the moment we do not ship tents to any country located outside the European Union, we are working on solving the issue as quickly as possible.

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