December 23, 2015, 8:32 pm
January 5, 2016, 6:04 pm
DescriptionFollowing from my last Hobbit-inspired posts, here is my first attempt to prototype some octagonal maille, similar to the Dwarvish maille from the new Hobbit films. It needs a lot of work, but it's not impossible... I have to tap each flat edge down on the anvil as I coil the rings, and then bash the coil down the mandrel to cut the rings. I made the mandrel with a piece of square steel by grinding down the corners. The wire is just 14ga galvanized steel.
Weave(s) Used (Click to View Weave)European 4 in 1
Images Tags (Click to Search Gallery)Tag(s): Galvanized Steel, Mandrel, Materials, Rings, Sample, Test, Unfinished
Weave(s): European 4 in 1