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Drake Dunivan





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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Question about haubergeon         Reply with quote

I wanted to make my own haubergeon and was wondering what guage and diam. should each ring be.

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Drake
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Romulus Stoica




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It depends from what period and which region you want you knight to be. Also It depends on your skills as an armorsmith... I'd say you could be reasonably accurate for a wide range period, with rings about 7-8mm (0.27 - 0.31 inches) diameter from 1,2-1,6 mm (18-16 gauge) wire. If you are skilled enough, then you should use slightly flattened and wedge-riveted rings.
If you will use riveted rings then you could use less thick wire, if you will use butted rings, then I'd say 1,4 mm (17 gauge) is the thinnest wire you should use.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jan, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wedge riveting was only done in Germany during a relatively short period of itme. Round rivets were far more common.
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Drake Dunivan





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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jan, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What time period range was the wedge riveting done in Germany?
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jan, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

13th - 16th centuries.
http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_mail.html

I'm not sure whether it is appropriate to point to my own work as a reference.
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Drake Dunivan





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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jan, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, love the pictures in your artical.
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Eric Hejdström




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Howard wrote:
13th - 16th centuries.
http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_mail.html

I'm not sure whether it is appropriate to point to my own work as a reference.


Dan, if it's as good as this, sure it is!
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