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Dwarf-mail refers to the shirts of linked steel rings (mail armour, mail or maille for short). It is classed as dwarf-mail, as in the First Age, the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains fashioned the finest steel that Middle-earth had ever seen. In Belegost, the famous Dwarf-mail of linked rings was first made.

Many of these shirts of dwarf-mail came into the possession of the Elves of Beleriand. One such shirt and dwarf-mask was gifted to Túrin Mormegil during his time in Nargothrond.