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Show me your Chain maille !!!

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Smelting is a specialty item and very few do it; why we all would meet up at Pennsic to do it.  We had people from a number of kingdomes that would participate.

 

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Here are two micro maille pieces I made years ago.  Both are 24g (0.02" wire) and 1/16" ID rings.  The ring is sterling silver and the tetrahedron is anodized titanium.  The little tetrahedron fits on an a poker chip and can hold a couple pounds before sagging...

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Fraz   

Here's a vest I did for a friend who LARP's.

Aluminium rings and dragonscales, think she was describing it as mithril type metal...

Just straight 4 in 1 European

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just a few bits i made at different times. top two are basically same thing just one has crystal drops. last isn't really mail but i figure kind of fits the theme :D

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Frosty   
15 hours ago, PapaDooks said:

just a few bits i made at different times. top two are basically same thing just one has crystal drops. last isn't really mail but i figure kind of fits the theme :D

 

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Snail maille isn't it?

Frosty The Lucky.

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pattern i found called it vertibrae or snake mail but i guess really can call it what ever you want :D

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JHCC   

I like to blacksmith, and my wife likes to knit -- we're what you call a "steel wool couple". That gave me the idea for knitting maille on circular needles:

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(Just a bit of fun with garage door spring and copper wire left over from an electrical project.)

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JHCC   
6 minutes ago, ThomasPowers said:

Watch out for the maille moths!

I'll just borrow Dawulf's flyswatter!

Besides, the femaille of the species is more deadly than the maille!

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Daswulf   
3 minutes ago, JHCC said:

I'll just borrow Dawulf's flyswatter!

Didn't work on the fly lol. 

I love chain maille, just don't have the time to try it. I'll just keep marveling at the cool stuff here. :) 

 

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I know this is pretty old post, but here is an example of mail I have made.  It's made from 16 gauge wire, punched with a modified nail set, and riveted with triangle rivets made from the same wire.  The links are a bit big with an OD of around 12mm, kind of outside of the historical norm.  To set the rivets I used an old pair of clinchers that was made by Steve of Forth Castle when he was still making them.  

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I would still like to get the process better and more historical at some point. :)

Jason

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Here's my book bag, it used to be a shirt, but I figured I would get better use out of it this way. 

It uses galvanised steel, with copper for the inlay. I can't remember the sizes though, its nearly 10 years old and still used without fail.

Empty, it weighs 8lb. 

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