Quote from assassin10
Your suggestion is turning 4 iron ingots into 4 chainlinks to be use to make armor.
It uses the exact same amount of materials so we can assume that your chainmail idea is roughly as good as iron armor. You didn't specify what chainmail armor would do so we can assume that the two armors are exactly the same.
This means that your idea is relatively pointless.
Please tell me if what I am saying can't be assumed.
You don't get the point here, Chainmail is weaker than iron, but it ways less (It allows you to swim better)