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Mark Wilkie





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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2010 1:24 pm    Post subject: Scale armour scales         Reply with quote

dear myArmoury,

I am interested in making my own scale armour, but having it integrated into my maille, but the only thing that I have found that (is perfect for what I am after) is in America and hence the shipping to the UK is more expensive than the products that i'm actually buying.

Il like the site so you have an idea of what i'm after;
http://theringlord.com/cart/shopdisplayproduc...7564416177

If there are any suppliers of this (or indeed anything similar that isn't lamellar) in the UK or Europe then I would be really grateful!
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Sander Marechal




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My girlfriend orders from The Ring Lord all the time. Shipping is reasonable, if you buy enough in one go. We're in The Netherlands BTW. Alternatively, you could try The Queen Ring. They resell stuff from The Ring Lord and are based in The Netherlands. Shipping may be less.

http://www.thequeenring.com/doe-het-zelf-schubben-c-4_12.html

It's in Dutch, but I'm sure Google Translate can help you there. Or just shoot them an e-mail.

The Knights Hospitaller: http://www.hospitaalridders.nl
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Christian G. Cameron




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know what your available tools are, but I made a 1300 scale Archaic Greek shirt myself and I made all the scales. It really wasn't that bad. I made them in 22 gauge bronze and cut them with tin snips, work hardened them on an anvil, files them to make them neat, and polished them on a wheel.
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L. Clayton Parker




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Nov, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Only slightly off-topic         Reply with quote

i was looking at using the tempered scales from the Ring Lord but wanted to use riveted rings in the assembly. However, I cannot find a good source of riveted rings to match the scales. Anybody?
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of fear in the night. -The Song of Songs, Which Is Solomon's
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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Sun 21 Nov, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Only slightly off-topic         Reply with quote

L. Clayton Parker wrote:
i was looking at using the tempered scales from the Ring Lord but wanted to use riveted rings in the assembly. However, I cannot find a good source of riveted rings to match the scales. Anybody?


Try Ice falcon:
6mm round
http://store.fastcommerce.com/icefalcon/6mm-c...a83-p.html

9mm flat mild
http://store.fastcommerce.com/icefalcon/steel...0e9-p.html

9mm flat stainless
http://store.fastcommerce.com/icefalcon/stain...a61-p.html

A personal note: I tossed the little rivets that came with the links and used steel wire of the correct gauge to fit the hole of the link. I sniped the wire off after fitting in the link and squished link shut with a pair of modified pliers. Having a piece of steel long enough for me to hold in my hand rather then rivets sightly lager then a pin heads greatly increased my productivity and lowered my irritation factor. Personally experience may vary.
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