July 25, 2013, 9:31 pm
October 15, 2013, 10:22 pm
Description6 inches of B8FP (Sand Worm) - 104 rings
14swg 1/2" machine cut galvanized steel rings, purchased.
Nominal (unmeasured) AR: 6.25
Manufacturer's AR: 6.6
Actual/averaged AR: 6.522
B8FP is a dense hybrid between the European and Persian families of weaves. It can be described fairly simply as Full Persian 6 in 1 with a shell of Box Chain 4 in 1. The two weaves are woven through each other, but if you were to remove the rings comprising one of the weaves, you would still have a structurally correct, if rather loose, sample of the remaining weave.
B8FP does require a fairly high AR to work, the sample above being slightly over AR6.5.
Flexibility on this sample I would rate at about moderate, comparatively speaking. I get about an 80 to 90 degree bend. Not rigid, but you can't bend it back on itself without deforming the rings of the weave. It is entirely possible with this sample to bend it far enough to deform/open rings in the weave with nothing other than one's bare hands. A smaller AR (I'm not sure how much smaller this weave can be done at) might result in a more rigid weave, while a larger AR will, of course, result in a more flexible weave.
Weave(s) Used (Click to View Weave)B8FP (Sand Worm)
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Weave(s): B8FP (Sand Worm)