Maille Wire Recommendations

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Maille Wire Recommendations

Postby JPilchard123456 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:39 am

Hi

I'm looking to learn more about the maille making process by going back to principles and trying my hand as it were. So i;m looking for some advice on where to source some raw materials for this. Note the finished product should be strong enough to take the usual re-enactment hits :crazy:

Q1 - The first question is around the type of wire I should be using to make the rings myself - any recommendations on what type of wire to use and a good source of where to find it?

Q2 - From research, I should be using flat riveted rings, so the next question is what is the best way of either creating or buying suitable rivets?

Many Thanks
J



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