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So I decided to start making armor. I'm looking for opinions on what ring looks better. I've never seen a piece in person so I have nothing to compare to.

<img src="https://image.ibb.co/ixdbAc/IMG_1288.jpg" alt="IMG_1288" border="0">

https://ibb.co/fV1JOx

https://ibb.co/kYGk3x

These are the same rings in the same order in both pictures. The left rings are wedge riveted. I found that doing this it was inconsistent whether the rivet actually held. The center set is dome riveted but I tried not to  hammer them too flat. The right set is also dome riveted but the bottom one is flattened like the wedge riveted, the top is not as flat but the overlap is a little flatter than the rest of the ring. One note the wedge rivet I was able to pierce using a modified concrete nail, the dome rivet holes are drilled.

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The one in the upper right looks the most like the originals that I've seen, if memory serves.

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Tangentially, are you the same Oldhead that is looking into bending some sheet metal for plate armor over on The Armour Archive?  Inquiring about watershed in link overlaps?

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50 minutes ago, Konstantin the Red said:

Tangentially, are you the same Oldhead that is looking into bending some sheet metal for plate armor over on The Armour Archive?  Inquiring about watershed in link overlaps?

Nope, and I have no idea who it might be. I haven't been active on the Archive for many years but when I was it was as 'knuut'

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7 hours ago, knuut said:

Nope, and I have no idea who it might be. I haven't been active on the Archive for many years but when I was it was as 'knuut'

I think that Konstantin was asking the OP, who shares that name.

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On 2/12/2018 at 8:58 PM, Konstantin the Red said:

Tangentially, are you the same Oldhead that is looking into bending some sheet metal for plate armor over on The Armour Archive?  Inquiring about watershed in link overlaps?

Yes, that's me. The forum seemed to be a little more active over there so I signed up there too.

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