A springlike section of wire produced by wrapping wire around a mandrel. When cut along a straight line, it produces rings which can be used in chainmail construction. Also called 'coil', or 'spring'.
A form of iron with small percentages of other elements. Contains up to 3% slag (by weight) in the form of elongated particles, facing in one direction, giving the metal its unique grain. More rust-resistant than steel and more easily welded.
A unique and indefinitely repeatable pattern of rings, characterized by the connections between rings, and containing only rings that serve to maintain the physical structure thereof or to connect an instance of the pattern to an adjacent instance.