Germany is implementing chainmail armored police in response to frequency knife/ax attacks from refugees. Medieval chainmail is back.
Chainmail Armored Police in Germany
German Police (Spezialeinsatzkommando) officers
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11
Hard as dragon scales, yet light as cloth, forged by the dwarves no doubt. Due to fear of attack. They are bringing back the Crusade!
There were already 5 crusades so it’s more like The Crusades 6: The Search for Curly’s Gold
Good fences make good neighbors, and no fences mean your police have to wear chainmail.
It’s medieval times all over again. A weakened Europe being invaded.
The German Police are bringing back an oldie but goodie for self-protection – chainmail. Due to the rise in machete and ax attacks, some police are donning a tried and true method to protect themselves. Chainmail armored police in Germany definitely looks functional and cool for this time of the year!
So while the mail is not bad against, say, a slash with a butcher knife it’s not going to work all that well against a hatchet or even a straight thrust with a sharpened piece of rebar.
Butted mail is historical and somewhat useful also worth remembering that historically mail was not worn on its own but with a gambeson which itself offered excellent protection against blows.
Mail is not that effective against needle blades or axes (hence why they were used in combat). Of course riveted is superior but in this case, its more for protection from machetes so butted mail (as long as its made out of proper steel) will do excellent. Some mail made from stainless steel split washer is practically indestructible.