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Glossary: B


BUTTERFLY
(see fivelet)


BYRNIE
A mail shirt which usually extends only to the waist, and has no sleeves.


BINARY ALLOY
Any alloy containing two major alloying elements, apart from any minor impurities.


BURR
A sharp, projecting edge or point sometimes left when cutting metal.


BISHOP'S MANTLE
(see mantle)


BUTTED MAILLE
Maille constructed of rings whose ends are not fastened together, i.e. by welding or rivetting, but are simply butted together, relying on the strength of the ring material to hold them closed.


BU
(see basic unit)


BASIC UNIT
The smallest grouping of rings which can be repeated indefinitely to form a weave. Some basic units may be able to form more than one weave.


BA
Bright Aluminium. Traditionally alloy 5356.