Chain mail glove, 1996.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Chain mail glove, 1996.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Chain mail gloves like this one made by Metal Chainex are worn by butchers to prevent them cutting themselves if the knife they are using slips. Gloves and suits made from steel chain mail can also be worn by divers who are likely to encounter dangerous sharks.

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