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Historical chainmaille Answered

Alright a quick glance at my ibles will tell you i'm into armour. I really want to make some historically "accurate" maille, the problem is I haven't found a supplier for the right sized punched washers. At the moment I have started production on the riveted rings, I'm going for flattened rings with wedge rivets, holes are drifted not punched / drilled.

My question is how far from accurate would it be to use all riveted rings in stead of half solid, half riveted? Any input will be appreciated (please add sources on historical pieces).



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4 years ago

Also, any suppliers to the Netherlands would be appriciated. Ring size is 14mm outer diameter 10mm inner diameter ~1.2mm material thickness (starts out as 1.6mm wire).