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  Topic: Split Rings and Armor plates F/S
Bors

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PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:06 pm   Subject: Split Rings and Armor plates F/S
Hi all,

I'm not really active in Maille makeing so I have decided to get rid of some dust collecting stuff.

This is a package deal only. There is enough plates and rings to make one or several g ...
  Topic: Split rings SS Plates and misc F/S
Bors

Replies: 4
Views: 2721

PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:12 pm   Subject: Split rings SS Plates and misc F/S
The plates are 1.5" (38.1mm) in diameter and are 20 ga (not 18ga) .889mm thick with a .1inch (2.54mm) dish at the center.
  Topic: Split rings SS Plates and misc F/S
Bors

Replies: 4
Views: 2721

PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:15 pm   Subject: Split rings SS Plates and misc F/S
Hi all,

I'm not really active in Maille makeing so I have decided to get rid of some dust collecting stuff.

This is a package deal only. There is enough plates and rings to make one or several g ...
  Topic: Functional armour
Bors

Replies: 10
Views: 2216

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:52 am   Subject: Functional armour
Rivited has well..... been around for a long time, is very strong and durable. Welded is also very strong and durable however rings do fail and these require special skils and equipment to repair. If ...
  Topic: split rings +/-
Bors

Replies: 22
Views: 3046

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:14 pm   Subject: Re: split rings +/-
i'm 15k+ rings into a Dr.T inspired shirt. i have to say that there are a few things i love about split rings.

you can "open" a ring and it stays put. i use a dulled pocket knife to ope ...
  Topic: Functional mail
Bors

Replies: 11
Views: 2663

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:43 pm   Subject: Re: Functional mail
At first: I apologize that I didnt check the search for relating topics, but this is just a short specific question and besides the common running discussion in the net, the opinion of the members of ...
  Topic: Armour
Bors

Replies: 16
Views: 3789

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:34 pm   Subject: Armour
4-1 is still the best all around weave for armor having the best strength to weight ratio. Dragon scale has the potential to be very strong but weight will be an issue for some in a full shirt. Half p ...
  Topic: Coiling Jig
Bors

Replies: 25
Views: 7055

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:01 am   Subject: Coiling Jig
Here is one that i used to hand coil 3 foot lengths of bronze wire for a shirt.


Complete jig I used vise grips but power tools can be used also

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/mgw906/IM ...
  Topic: Ambitious project for the highest armor class
Bors

Replies: 20
Views: 3847

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:56 am   Subject: Ambitious project for the highest armor class
You are correct in that the 4-1 has a good balance of strength to weight ratio and has been in continuous use for 2400+ years protecting us. It does have one weakness and that only one ring needs to b ...
  Topic: Ambitious project for the highest armor class
Bors

Replies: 20
Views: 3847

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:17 pm   Subject: Ambitious project for the highest armor class
Have a look at HP4-1 sheet 5 half punched solid rings and half welded. Done with titanium it would look stunning and may very well be one of the strongest/toughest suits of mail that can be made.

I ...
  Topic: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
Bors

Replies: 23
Views: 7029

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:18 am   Subject: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
Now if a particular company made and sold bullet resistant body armor which failed to stop bullets how long would they be in business?

Mail was created and worn in a time when people needed a de ...
  Topic: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
Bors

Replies: 23
Views: 7029

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:02 am   Subject: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
First thing regarding mail vs arrows. The arrows ability to penetrate mail is limited to tip design, how heavy the construction of the mail and the type of padding worn under it and of coarse distance ...
  Topic: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
Bors

Replies: 23
Views: 7029

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:03 am   Subject: Re: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions
There are things you can do to lighten the armor. Add radius, or add ridges all of this will increase strength and can reduce weight.
Care to clarify that? I don't understand what you mean by "r ...
  Topic: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions?
Bors

Replies: 23
Views: 7029

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:07 am   Subject: Re: Considering building a suit of Scale Armour... questions
Greetings all,

It's been a little while since I had a maille project, my last one being a rather large shirt of stainless steel and bronze split rings. Recently Scale armour has caught my attentio ...
  Topic: FOR SALE: Armor
Bors

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:51 am   Subject: FOR SALE: Armor
I made these awhile and and they have been doing nothing but collecting dust and need to make some room for new projects. Both Items are for sale only and the condition is new on all three.

#1 So ...
 
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