388Views2Replies

Author Options:

what inner diameter should i use for my chain maille links if im using 17 gauge galvonized steel wire? Answered

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
w00ty32
w00ty32

10 years ago

Like raving said, It all depends, but I'll answer for at least A specific situation. With butted mail, the biggest you'll want to use with most weaves still looking tight is about 1/4". You could probably go a bit below 3/16", but much more than that would lead to rings that are a bit too small.

0
RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

11 years ago

That really depends on what weave you're using (if this question is about ease of weaving and flexibility) and/or whether you're making butted, riveted or welded maille (if this question is about durability under simulated combat situations.

That said, here's a very good link that might help you figure out what you need.