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Jared Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Forth Armoury Closed         Reply with quote

I had been checking the availability of riveted mail supplies at Forth Armory diligently for the past several months. No new stock seemed to be available since the beginning of this year. This morning, the web site for Forth Armory posted a CLOSED notice.

I am wondering where those of us who plan to make their own riveted mail will get our supplies now?

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2007 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Blair wrote:
From an email I received this morning from Forth Armoury:

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Hi Forth Armoury Fans!

Well, an era has come to a close.

I have taken a new job and moved my family to the Huntsville, Alabama area, and
with the added responsibilites of my new position, raising a family, and
returning to school to obtain another degree or two, I have decided to close
down Forth Armoury.

It has been a lot of work, and a lot of fun. I like to think that I've played a
small part in revolutionizing what passes for "state of the art" for riveted
maille for reenactors around the world. When I started Forth Armoury butted
maille was still the commonly available stuff, and the only riveted maille
looked like it was made from pop-top lids! Happy

The technique I developed has now been copied by at least half a dozen armouries
overseas in India, and the product is now generally available from a variety of
sources. From what I've seen, not all of them have gotten the hang of it just yet, but hopefully the quality will continue to improve.

Thank you to all of our loyal and many repeat customers we've had over the
years.

It was always my plan to run Forth Armoury as an "in stock only" business so
that we never took money and left a customer with no product. That is a legacy
we upheld and I'm proud of.

Take care,
Steven Sheldon

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2007 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Forth Armoury Closed         Reply with quote

You could order loose rings from Historic Enterprises, or try directly from an Indian supplier like SN Exports. I purchased a coif from SN. It was a good transaction. I asked about loose rings, so I know they sell them pretty cheap, but the shipping will get ya.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Forth Armoury Closed         Reply with quote

Robin Smith wrote:
You could order loose rings from Historic Enterprises, or try directly from an Indian supplier like SN Exports. I purchased a coif from SN. It was a good transaction. I asked about loose rings, so I know they sell them pretty cheap, but the shipping will get ya.


Out of curiosity, did you ask if SN does custom work?
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No, I did not. They seemed relatively accomadating, so its worth asking however...
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you could also try GDFBglobal.com although I don't know if they sell loose rings-I would assume so though.

you might also try here as well:
http://www.dscarmoury.com/chainmails.htm#Flat...0Chainmail


Robin-how was the overall quality, fit and finish of your produce from SN exports? could you PM me as to not get off topic.-thanks

Aaron
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron J. Cergol wrote:

Robin-how was the overall quality, fit and finish of your produce from SN exports? could you PM me as to not get off topic.-thanks

Aaron


Rather than keeping potentially beneficial info private, why not simply discuss it here: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=10356

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The most common rings that were previously sold by Forth Armory were made from 18 gage mild steel, and were flattened to about 1/32" thick. These were described as having an inner diameter of 3/8".

The Ring Lord does not seem to exactly match this in a mild, ungalvanized steel. Historic Enterprises has what may be similar all riveted ring supplies. For those who were starting alternating riveted/ solid patterns, there may be a problem.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

SN Exports does do custom work. How are their prices for standard stuff, however? I checked their site and didn't see prices.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

they are really inexpensive.....I just got a quote frome them. For a full hauberk of flat ring round rivit mail you are looking at around $269 for a large and $345 for one made of flat-wedge make. Now shipping is another question.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We were quoted 300 euros for a large Hauberk, and about 80 euros shipping to the NL (for one Hauberk).
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2007 6:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

300+80 euro only?Worth considering..
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