Keeping Kids Safe

Every parent worries about keeping their kids safe.

So I made mine some armor. It's a European 4-in-1 chain maille vest made of 14 AWG stainless wire wound into 7/16 inch rings. It took about 2,900 rings (and maybe 33 hours) to make the vest. It tips the scales at 7 lbs, and it actually looks like it would be pretty effective against blades.

UPDATE: I tried it out by shooting steel balls at fruit


Now my kids are safe from sword-wielding bandits, highwaymen, brigands, desperadoes, and other outlaws plaguing the streets of my suburban community.

I only made one vest, so they'll have to share. Still, I'll sleep easier knowing one of my kids at a time is safe.