I’m looking at buying some chainmail after my first event (where I took about 6 cleaves in one battle!) but I have a few questions I’d be super grateful for some help with.
Is Indian Ebay aluminium chainmail ever decent enough to bother with? It’s £30-40, butted aluminium, so it’s cheaper and lighter but might be awful quality. Anyone think they’re decent? Is it easy to repair butted chainmail? If a few rings do break during battle, will it be wearable or will it completely fall apart?
The other option is a steel Mytholon hauberk, it says it’s “more intended for use without a gambeson” but it is heavy steel, so is it a good idea to use padding or is it okay without?
What kind of padding is good? I currently have a suede vest as my only chest armour, would I need something like a gorget? Would I even need my suede vest? I’d prefer to sell it to help with the costs of the new armour, but don’t want to be uncomfortable.
I’m Navarr and quite enjoyed being “light and fast” with my light armour, so I don’t want to become super heavy and loud- does steel chain make a lot of noise?
Thanks so much!!