Good day, fellow maillers,
I've recently undertaken a project to, over the course of the next few years, produce enough (split-ring) scale mail to outfit a small army of men, approx. 60+ people. These hauberks will be taking a pounding from foam LARP swords wielded by kids average age 10-12. I'm currently looking to use large black stainless scales toward this end. Are these scales tough enough to withstand a LARP beating? I don't want to use tempered high carbon steel since it is more rust-prone. I'm hoping that the black stainless will be strong enough for this usage. Can I get some testimonies of its reliability in a LARP setting? Any recommendations or things to watch out for?
All experienced comments appreciated.