Destructive dragons and damsels requiring rescue are a rare sight in modern society, but it’s always good to be prepared. This vintage chain mail butcher’s apron may not have been forged in the fires of Mordor, but it’ll do in a pinch.
Back in the day, all French butchers wore chain mail aprons as safety equipment, but they’ve since been regulated out of service by stricter health standards (although some boutique butcher shops still use them in the US). Most were recycled or otherwise lost, but Relique has managed to get their hands on a limited quantity of these steel and aluminium beauties for $US400 a pop. While there are cheaper ways to complete a renaissance fair costume, everyone knows that the French were tops when it comes to medieval warfare. [Relique via Materialicious]