Cavalry Boots and Chain Mail Vest

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Trade' started by Brokor, Nov 12, 2005.


  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Ebay listing is over. Thread is outdated.



     
  2. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If you had one that wasn't in girl sizes I might be interested just to own it [ROFL] Just kidding, dude ;) , it is a tad tiny, though, I would never get my arms through the holes even if the chest was bigger ;)
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    It does look very well done though. Nice work. $80ish seems a little low for all that time spent on it...
     
  4. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I did neglect to say that the work looks great, it must have taken forever to make.
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    What he said, How long did it take to make?
     
  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh thanks guys. It took me several months on and off in my spare time. I thought my fingers would ache for eternity from gripping the pliers for so long. I ended up using all of the rings I had ordered, and I would have needed at least another 5,000 rings to get sleeves on it. As you can tell it probably would have needed another 5k rings on top of that to make it a normal size. 15,000 rings is far more than I had anticipated putting into the project, so I left it be.

    Chain mail is serious work. ;)
     
  7. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You can cheat on it and not have to buy rings that way. Take the springs like on the old screen doors and use a hacksaw to cut length ways along it and that spring a couple of feet long becomes tons of rings. I used to know some guys who did a fair bit of chain mail.
     
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    ...just currious, so are you SCA? or if not what was the vest for?
     
  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Ya, I was part of the SCA but the vest was only a hobby/project. I had to wear 16 ga. steel when I would compete.
     
  10. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    what is SCA?
     
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  12. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah I knew it wouldnt meet the requirements for competeing but have known some of the guys who would use something like that over their actual armor, like useing plastic or a couple layers of shag carpet or something for their armor then something like the chain mail to hide it, especialy for big battles and meleas and such or if they were doing expos.
     
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