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My friend makes knives and I do chainmail. We were thinking about combining and me doing chainmail handles. Have any of you tried this before? I thinking of doing a quad hilt mail tube big enough to fit a tang through. What are your thoughts or what have you tried?

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It's an interesting idea.  I think it may be a bit tricky if your looking to make some well balanced knives.  If your goal leans more towards aesthetic appeal, I believe it would indead look really nice.  There's one member here that makes pens and uses chainmail on the shaft of the pen.  He coats it all in resin and then uses a lathe to bring it down to size and polish.  His name is @PArmbrust on here and he might be able to give you some Ideas on doing it.

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That is what I was considering. Doing the weave and set it in resin for more stability. If I use bright aluminum instead of the steal that would make it blade or forward heavy which would be fine for a chopper.

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