Medieval Knights wore chain mail under their
plate armor for added protection.
Chainmail can give you flexibility
and is tougher than ordinary padding or light armor. Knights of
the Medieval Era usually wore a chain mail shirt and coif under
their armor for better defense from enemy blows.
Today many people use it as an
interesting display piece in their home. Others still wear some
form of chain mail under their armor in the SCA or at the
Renaissance Fair. There are also those who make their own by
buying loose rings and weaving them together in their own