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Posted on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:08 am
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So, other than the ring lord, who doesnt seem to have what im looking for, are there any suppliers that have large clasps that you would use to close a chain maile vest or other heavier type items. Stuff that you would see on like leather bracers or similar items. I cant seem to find a supplier

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Posted on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:48 pm
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Ordssbill, try posting this in Knitting Circle. You'll probably get some helpful answers there. Smile


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Posted on Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:42 am
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Can you be more specific? Sizes, materials, or a specific feature you are looking for? Have you checked hardware stores?

There are a ton of jewelery suppliers out there and someone has to have what you are looking for.

I don't armor so I wouldn't really know what you are looking for but I'll be happy to help.

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Posted on Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:41 am || Last edited by kodiak on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:11 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Carys is right, hardware stores, feed/ranch/farm stores, grange co-op, have tack and a large selection of buckles, snaps, clips....types of hardware that may be used.

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Posted on Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:18 am
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Welcome and well come to M.A.I.L., Ordssbill.

Most of the people who put fasteners into mail armor use straps and buckles.

Why are you not making your byrnie (a vestlike mail shirt) a pullover? Most shirts do that, combined with the mail's resilient direction running horizontally around the body, so that it stretches out, then collapses down upon your form as you slide it over your head.


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Posted on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:45 am
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Konstantin the Red wrote:
Welcome and well come to M.A.I.L., Ordssbill.

Most of the people who put fasteners into mail armor use straps and buckles.

Why are you not making your byrnie (a vestlike mail shirt) a pullover? Most shirts do that, combined with the mail's resilient direction running horizontally around the body, so that it stretches out, then collapses down upon your form as you slide it over your head.



I am planning on making it a pull over, but i am thinking of future projects. Mostly some grommet type fasteners for Roman maille, with te over shoulder / back side part that fastens to the hauberk.

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Posted on Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:38 pm
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I would recommend leather stores. They usually have belt buckle type things in all sort of sizes and leather to make straps and things.

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Posted on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:10 pm
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www.cgmaille.com
has a list of different jewlery and chainmail suppliers
for leather stuff I get my supplies from
linda http://www.steffanleather.com/

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Posted on Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:54 pm
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losthelm wrote:
www.cgmaille.com
has a list of different jewlery and chainmail suppliers
for leather stuff I get my supplies from
linda http://www.steffanleather.com/


Very Happy This is exactly what I was looking for.....Excellent! Thanks!!!

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Posted on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:14 pm
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have you tired tandy leather? they usually carry stuff that while for leather you can usually modify it

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