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  1. Soulreaper995

    6-1 chainmail armor help.

    Hey sorry for not responding recently, works been taking a lot of my time and spent some theme with the family. I'll try to get some drawings done so it will be easier to get a better understanding of what would be the best course of action and thanks again for the help?
  2. Soulreaper995

    6-1 chainmail armor help.

    Maybe I should draw some samples up or find something online to compare it with what I have in my head. But there is a guy at my work, who got me into doing chainmail and I asked him about the ring sizes and difficulties that would come with it. One thing he pointed out was the difficulty of closing the rings with pliers. The pair I have now are like 8 bucks and are cheap. He had the same pair and he said stainless destroyed them. Now I need pliers that have a smaller end with the leverage to bend them. Do they make titanium end pliers or is there something you would recommend to use for is project idea? Regardless of the E4-1 weight difference to the E6-1, I still want to do the E6-1 but I loved the point you made about the weight and using E6-1 for the more vital zones. As for the leatherwork I'm putting into it (thanks for correcting my terminology), and correct me if I'm wrong but your saying not to make a full leather under layer only leather straps? And how do you make one with only leather straps not really sure how to connect it? I could see lacing because of the rings and by implementing a lacing ring but to do it with leather I don't really understand how it would really connect mail to leather. And my last question when making a chainmail armor which way should your weaves run horizontal or vertical? Once again thanks for any input, advice, or help. Ill try to reply daily if I got the time.
  3. Soulreaper995

    6-1 chainmail armor help.

    Hey thanks for the postings so far. Right now I'm in the planing stage and the finish project is a decorative piece but it can be worn if I wanted to but mainly just to be put on a stand and admired. I forgot to mention that it will be attached to leather so it's more like mounting the chainmail to leather. For the armpit area and such spots there won't be chainmail in that area. I plan on making the the body more like a vest that attaches a leather/chainmail sleeve to the vest and same thing with the legs. I would have loved to incorporated platemail but I don't know how to make it so I'm doing it with leather. So I guess the project is more like a leather and chainmail armor but my main concern was with what rings would work best. While on the topic thoe what would be a good sizes for leather since I'll also have to accommodate for the weight on the leather? I'll try to keep replying but I've been busy planing and increasing my knowledge and experience in leather smithing right now. As alway appreciate any and all help/advice reply later.
  4. Soulreaper995

    6-1 chainmail armor help.

    I'm looking at making a 6-1 black stainless steel chainmail armor set. It will not be welded or riveted. I was wondering what ring gauges/sizes I should use. I've only ever used 16gauge 5/16" rings and know 6-1 euro works well with this ring size. Any advice or suggestions for ring sizes. And would 16 gauge 5/16" rings work for this project? I just don't know about the weight pulling the rings apart. Thanks and I appreciate any help.
  5. Soulreaper995

    6-1 chainmail armor help.

    I'm looking at making a 6-1 euro armor. I want to make it black stainless and it will not be riveted or welded together. I was wandering what ring gauges/sizes should I use. I've only ever used 16 gauge 5/16"rings and know 6-1 euro works well with this. Any advice or suggestions for ring sizes? And would 16 gauge 5/16" work for this project? I just don't know about the weight pulling the rings apart. Thanks and appreciate any help?
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