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Hauberk Pattern?
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Posted on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:09 am
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I am pretty new so that may be the problem, but I can't find a good pattern for a hauberk. I have a pretty good square of 14 gauge 4 in 1 so far and all my kids want shirts.....hello carpal-tunnel. Smile Anyone have suggestions?

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Posted on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:07 am
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm
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Posted on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:36 am
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Welcome and well come.

Wot Lorraine sed -- likely the best shirt tute on the Web. It reproduces a fifteenth-century German shirt -- c. 1438, an unusually precise dating narrowed down by city records in Hamburg -- made by one Bernart Couwein, ringharnischer, licensed by that city in that year.

It's a very livable, mobile, fitted shirt, with the proper forward bias in the sleeves to accommodate your arm freedom forward and across.

14 gauge SWG is the kind of wire the SCA uses for beating on with big rattan sticks. Until such time as they upgrade to riveted mail. You may have an easier time of it if you build your kids some shirts out of 16 gauge instead, say links of 16gaSWG@1/4"ID. Reasonably strong, reasonably light too.


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Posted on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:52 am
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A little ways down this page, there is a simple and straightforward method to make a shirt.
http://www.armourarchive.org/essays/book__practical_chainmail/practical_chainmail.shtml

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