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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Thing to do with aluminum chain mail?         Reply with quote

Hi cant afford quality chainmail so wonder what you can do with aluminum mail?
Paint it? What else?
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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry can afford better mail but what to do with aluminum mail any idea?
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Halloween costume.
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If it's butted-together rings, you might get two, maybe three good wears out of it before you start losing rings and the whole thing falls apart. After that, throw it in the trash. As Dan said, costume-wear only. No combat except for LARP swords and weapons, and I'd be careful even then. Wink .....McM
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't throw it out! I tend to agree that it's better for costume wear than anything historical, though. How about a nice steampunk vest? I was actually thinking of something like that, with a tailcoat and maybe a copper top hat. Hmmmmm.....

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2018 2:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Why is aluminium mail cheaper than steel mail? Aluminium wire costs more than steel wire and they both take the same time to make.
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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2018 4:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with you first the dame seller shipped the wrong size then when i put it on it falls apart Big Grin
An it look ridiculous!

I going to buy a better one
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