• Metal Armor on a Budget -or- Lowe's Lamellar

    Well for this particular design I would have a single hole at the top, centered, then two corresponding holes at the bottom. This allows the cording to line up better while also allowing a bit of hinging effect. So you can move easier. If you look at historical pieces of Lammelar they are almost all made this way

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  • Metal Armor on a Budget -or- Lowe's Lamellar

    I am trying to understand your reasoning behind calling this a stupid Idea. There are a great deal of various types of effective armor that do not correspond to your thought process. I have personally made and used rigid linen armor to great effect in live steel reenactment. Many cultures, for a very long time, used Lamellar armor. We have examples of even bone Lamellar that has shown actual wear from weaponry. It is a very effective armor depending on the particular time period one is wanting to represent. The Japanese for example were using Lamellar until the early 19th century. And as an armorer I can tell you for fact not all breastplates come to a point. My only issue with this tutorial is the use of zinc plated pieces and hole placement. All in all however it would be decent for ...

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    I am trying to understand your reasoning behind calling this a stupid Idea. There are a great deal of various types of effective armor that do not correspond to your thought process. I have personally made and used rigid linen armor to great effect in live steel reenactment. Many cultures, for a very long time, used Lamellar armor. We have examples of even bone Lamellar that has shown actual wear from weaponry. It is a very effective armor depending on the particular time period one is wanting to represent. The Japanese for example were using Lamellar until the early 19th century. And as an armorer I can tell you for fact not all breastplates come to a point. My only issue with this tutorial is the use of zinc plated pieces and hole placement. All in all however it would be decent for Larp.

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