This was previously the website of makers of Armor, fetish items and Jewelry.
The website was “let go”, and expired in 2010. As the new owner of the domain name, I haven’t yet found a useful purpose for it. But at least I can show what used to be available, but sadly, isn’t available now.
The text and pictures below, were recovered from the original website.
Chainmaille, (some call it chainmail or chain mail) items were crafted by an artisan who started making chainmaille armour (or armor if you prefer) over twenty years ago. For many years my main focus had been SCA / LARP and costume armour. This armour is excellent for reenactment and theatrical / stage use. In the last ten years, the Artist had branched out into fetish & club wear, belts and anything else you can imagine.
All items were custom made to your specifications, so you won’t have any uncertainty about if it fitted weird or not. If you didn’t see it here, he would do his best to make your vision a reality.
About Apocalypse Creations.
Ken Jackson was the artist behind Apocalypse Creations. He first caught the chainmaille bug at the age of fifteen when he attended a local SCA event. Having his very own suit of armour that he could make myself sounded like the coolest thing ever (and really, it is!)! Of course, being a teenager at the time, he did not have the perseverance or attention span to complete the project. He even made his grandmother who had breast cancer and went for routine mammograms a special one, and it was pretty.
Technique improved greatly over the past twenty years. He honed his abilities on all sorts of maille projects, the largest being a group effort of two banners hanging in the Tower of London gift shop. In that time, he have gained many satisfied customers who couldn’t agree more. Rest assured that all of his maille was created under the strictest of quality controls, with the utmost attention to detail. The Winnipeg Free Press wrote the article.
“The term ‘chainmail’ is a relatively modern term derived from the historical ‘mail’ or ‘maille’ (my personal preference — and mine – Ken), which is itself derivative of the old Latin ‘macula’, meaning ‘mesh’ or ‘net’. The term ‘chainmail’ was coined in the Victorian era when the word ‘mail’ was used as a generic term for any kind of armour, with the first word (in this case, chain) designating the specific type.
Examples of maille have been excavated dating as far back as the mid-4th Century BC, and archaeological finds seem to indicate that Celtic civilization is responsible for having invented it (at least in Europe). These early examples are frequently of butted ring construction, which is to say that, aside from the rings being “butted” together, the ends aren’t closed in any special way. (Most of my armour is made this way – Ken) Some have been found with butted rings mixed in with solid rings, the solid rings being presumably forge-welded. Others still were found with solid rings and rings with the ends riveted together (known as “riveted maille”).
Around the 1st Century AD, the solid ring/riveted ring combination becomes more common. It has not been clearly determined if this was a Roman improvement on the Celts’ work, or if the Romans merely popularized the form (some earlier Celtic examples feature the same combination). Nonetheless, after the 1st Century AD, the solid ring/riveted ring construction appears to be the favorite right up until the end of the 14th Century AD, after which maille of all-riveted construction appears almost exclusively.
It’s not known for sure why the conversion to all-riveted rings was made, but regardless, by this time plate armour had gained favor over maille as the dominant form of armour.
The 4-in-1 weave is by far and away the predominant maille weave in Europe. Very nearly all maille that has been found in Western Europe, but for a couple of not-quite-verified examples of European 6-in-1, has been of the 4-in-1 configuration.
European Four-in-One Expanding Circle Mantle
Named for it’s resemblance to clothing worn by clergy in the middle ages and Renaissance, this shoulder armour in .062 5/16th inch galvanized steel rings gives added protection to the most targeted areas. It can also be worn alone, if weight is more important than coverage. In stock version fits a 23 inch or smaller head. The same material options are available for mantles as for other armour.