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Re: Period Maille

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:49 pm
by guthrie
And I'll be at Berkeley and Kelmarsh...
Maybe I should video everything and send it to you...

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:49 am
by Langley
I will be at Berkley. Come find the burgundian with the white piggy or look out for the little swivel gun...

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:14 pm
by Cap-a-pie
Will be at Berkley also. Maybe we could all meet up in the evening as Tewks was kind of busy with the customers.

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:05 pm
by Langley
Sounds good Mark. I will bring all the stuff along although not had much time to do any more experimenting since Tewkesbury. Will try to find a thicker screwdriver to vandalise to make rings which will fit the former better. Suggestions for a time Saturday evening anyone? 7pm? we can meet at our camp - look for the burgundian with the piggy.

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:44 pm
by Lady Willows Retinue
What size screwdriver were you thinking of vandalising (what diameter)?
One of us may have already vandalised one previously (I certainly have).

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:31 pm
by Cap-a-pie
I have a number of different sized mandrels which I can bring along, currently 3mm to 9mm

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:46 am
by Langley
If you bring your mandrels along Mark we can try them out to find one which gives best results wiht my former. If even the biggest does not do the trick then I will have to acquire a screwdriver to modify if I can not find one in the knackered tools collection at home.

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:29 pm
by Tod
For 15th century what would be right, round rings or flat rings, round rivets or wedge rivets?

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:53 pm
by saxon
Can be regional variations (Europe) and manufacturer, mostly flat and half round wire for links with wedge riveting, complete round wire rings seemed to re-emerge slightly about 1500 (although they hadn't disappeared completely prior to that) ......... bit more time consuming to make the half round.

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:57 pm
by Cap-a-pie
Tod

Are you going to Caldicot this weekend as I have a nice section of C14th wedge riveted maille with a C15th repair using round ring with round riveted. Nothing like an actual example to see. If not I can take some photo's for you.

Certainly as Saxon says, does tend to be regional variations though - just to complicate matters :roll:

Re: Period Maille

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:07 am
by Tod
Cap-a-pie. I'm not at Caldicote (Edgecote is 30 mins form me) pictures would be very helpful.