MailleTec Scale Maille Used In The Hobbit!

We were happy to see some of our scale material again in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies! Our scale maille - made by MailleTec with scales from The Ring Lord – could be seen very briefly in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and we’re delighted to see them onscreen again. In 2011 WETA Workshop asked MailleTec and TRL to create custom pieces for the Mirkwood Elves. These pieces eventually became the ‘Leafmaille’ worn by elven soldiers in the large photo below. MailleTec’s Eric Matwe was flown to WETA headquarters in Wellington, NZ to help make sure everything was perfect before the pieces were filmed. He was even on set for a few days! MailleTec is thrilled to have been a part of such an amazing project!

You can see the scale maille in the photo on the panels below the belt.

And in the film here: