Chainmaille Glossary

Chainmaille Glossary

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Chainmaille Glossary - Descriptions and definitions of Acronyms and Terms used in the art of chainmaille

The Chainmaille Glossary will be a list of terms and acronyms commonly used in the art of chainmaille. If you feel a term should be added to the glossary, please post in the associated discussion thread. This is a "living document" and will be updated as needed.


  • AA -- Anodized Aluminum
  • AR -- Aspect Ratio
  • AWG -- American Wire Gauge
  • BA -- Bright Aluminum
  • GF -- Gold Filled...

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SS would also be Sterling Silver.
Byz is for Byzantine
JPL is for weaves descended from the chain described by Jens Pind.