This chainmail reminds me of my D&D campaigns My aunt has a pair of these but I don't really like wearing gloves during cooking. The only gloves I keep at home is a pair of heat resistant oven mitts like this.
They're little mini tongs. Here's a pic, along with the jar I keep them in (just because it's pretty ). It was handmade at the Glass House in Colonial Williamsburg by historical reenactors. Attachment 27403