Good weave for a purse strap?
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Good weave for a purse strap?
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Posted on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:53 pm
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I wanted to make a purse strap out of chainmail since the ones attached are always too short or they break too easily.

I need something that won't hook on stuff and could be pretty strong even out of aluminum.

I was thinking of something captive (the ones that look like a barrel) - sorry not sure what it's called. would that hold up a few pounds?

PS: it's a smallish purse (around 8x5x4 wide)

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Posted on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:02 pm
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I think Captive round would give a good chance to catch on stuff. I would go with a HP sheet weave with a tight AR. The more connections the better as it that means it will take more rings to fail if anything were to happen. The tight AR will give little for anything to catch or hook on to.

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Posted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:31 am
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If you are looking for a thicker strap that will hold the weight Extended Persian Dragonscale is one of my favorite.


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Posted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:20 am
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I use a lot of HP4-1 on mine if I want a narrow strap or hp3sheet5 if I want a wider one. There are a lot of weaves that would make good straps though.

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Posted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:37 pm
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A few rows wide Japanese 12 in 2 would work effectively and be plenty strong.


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Posted on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:28 pm
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Interwoven 4 in 1 would make a really nice strap, and it lays fairly flat. An AR of around 4.2 looks really nice.


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