Stitching two pieces of scalemail together in Discussion Posted April 26, 2019 · Report reply I see, well TRL and I disagree about the correct ring size for scales. Those scales were designed to work best with approx. 9/32" ID. Using 1/4" rings makes the weave slightly stronger but also much heavier, less flexible, etc. The basic form of the seam should still work but you will need to substitute larger rings in places to keep it from bunching up.