I'm extremely happy with how this finished off. The vest itself is tailored to me with 11 contractions and the whole things weighs a beastly 42lbs in all.
Some overall materials in the vest.
~Approx 3000 scales~
~600 Galvanized steel large scales
~1200 Mild steel large scales
~1200 High carbon steel large scales
~Approx 8800 16G 5/16ID rings
~7000 Stainless steel rings
~800 Stainless steel split-rings
~1000 galvanized steel rings
~The cloak has welded 1.5" and 2" rings simply for aesthetics. The pins holding it on are connected to the rings.
~Its difficult to see, but the Tasset is made from 20G mild steel plate. Drilled and ringed together with 16G 5/16ID rings on a leather belt. There are also two sheets of 14G 1/2ID European 4-in-1 weave behind the plates that wrap around the hips meeting in the rear.