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A photograph of a stall at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, which sells chain mail that has been hand-crafted according to the traditional medieval method. Some of the objects that can be bought are chainmail keyrings and chainmail jewellery.

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This newspaper article from the Sydney Morning Herald dates the colloquialism ‘blockhead’ to the eighteenth century, when hats became popular and every man would have a block for his hat. The custom of tipping one’s hat as a courtesy, however,…

A photograph depicting chain mail being hand-crafted according to the traditional medieval method at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail is made by interlocking a number of metal rings to form small sections. Each ring is linked through four others…

A recreationist knight clad in a chainmail haubergeon and byrnie at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail was used extensively in the middle ages to fashion protective garments by interlocking thousands of metal rings to form a meshed material. These…

A suit of plate armour on display at the Perth medieval Fayre. This type of armour, consisting of a breastplate and various other plates to protect the arms, legs, elbows, hands and shoulders, was crafted from steel and began to replace chainmail as…

Images of replica medieval helmets for sale at the Perth Medieval Fayre. An assortment of different styles are displayed, ranging from early ‘norman’ style helmets that offered only a nasal bar to protect the face from injury, to…

Images of replica medieval helmets for sale at the Perth Medieval Fayre. An assortment of different styles are displayed, ranging from early ‘norman’ style helmets that offered only a nasal bar to protect the face from injury, to…

Images of recreationist knights wearing ‘Great Helm’ style helmets at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The Great Helm is a cylindrical helmet that encloses the entire head, with a flat top and eye slits for vision. It was adopted as the predominant…