Any ring in a weave that is required for the completion of the weave (It connects to other rings).
Modern term for slits in a maille shirt that are placed at the wearer's sides, for greater leg mobility. Not historically accurate, as this exposes the wearer's legs to attack.
Containing the element iron (chemical symbol 'Fe').
One ring with four rings attached to it. It is a starting point for European 4 in 1 and many other weaves. Also referred to as 'butterfly'. It is not, however, a basic unit.
FULL HARD TEMPER
Maille that is too small for pliers but too large or tough for tweezers. The right size for fingernails.