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Jacob D. Green




Location: Richmond, VA
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Mar, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Making a mail coif         Reply with quote

Hey, guys -

I'm going to be making a mail coif and I can tell I'll have trouble figuring out how to make the top part of it, where all the links come together. I've done some searching and haven't found any useful links or information. Can anyone here help me with this?

Thanks in advance
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William C Champlin




Location: San Antonio,Texas USA
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Mar, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Mail coif         Reply with quote

Hey Jacob. I've made some butted ring costume pieces and I start with one or two rings for the crown with eight or so rings in the next row and for the next few rows add an additional extra ring or two until I get to the row that goes all the way round at about sixty rings. I guess if you are working up toward the crown , you would reduce each or every other row until you get to your terminal row of seven or eight rings into the final one (or two for strength). I'll send a picture if you like. A good resource is M.A.I.L. maille artisans international league. There are many tutorials and helpful folks and not much b.s.
Hope this helps,W.

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Mar, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's amazing what a simple google search will reveal.................................... Wink

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/fa...r/mail.htm

http://www.io.com/~beckerdo/other/MailCoif/index.html

http://www.teamsaber.com/john/chainmail/round.html
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Jacob D. Green




Location: Richmond, VA
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, guys - this is what I need. I was searching with the wrong terms, I guess - I was getting fantasy chainmail lingerie results, haha
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Jonathan Blair




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Mar, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's another one (which I used to make mine):

http://www.chainmail.com/chainmall/patterns/coif/coif.html

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." - The Lord Jesus Christ, from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter x, verse 34, Authorized Version of 1611
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