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hood attachments on chainmaille
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Posted on Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:22 pm
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hello again. i hpoe im not being annoying or anything with all these questions. i recently had the idea of making a hood that attaches to a chainmaille shirt or armor as like a coif. has anyone seen or made one of these? if so how was it made and attached. thanks and again i hope im not being annoying.

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Posted on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:37 am
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Do you mean like a coif attached to a hauberk? Or a cloth hood with a coif attached?

If it's the first case then yes it can (and has been done) read through the armor articles, there is one which shows a hooded hauberk. If it's the latter it's probably been done but I'd be wary of attaching cloth to chain as you will eventually want to wash the cloth which would be a far more arduous task with the chain permanently attached.

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Posted on Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:09 am
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no i was thinkin chainmaille not cloth and thank you for the article i hadnt looked at that one.

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Posted on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:46 pm
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm

What you're considering would be like the hauberks as developed in the 12th-13th century, growing hoods and mitts. In the middle 14th they began to shrink, becoming haburgeons. ("Small hauberks")

The very easiest way for such an integral coif to be made is as one with a mantletop mailshirt. Or if you look at it from the top down, a coif w/cowl with a shirt and sleeves attached to the bottom of that.


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Posted on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:26 am
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thank you ill be useing the pattern in there thanks for the advice.

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