Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)

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The Black Rider
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Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)

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Im having trouble finding anywhere that sells plates for making lamellar, or the leather suitable for it. If anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated. :D

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A quick Google search has given me patterns at:

http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/l ... emplarbob/

and

http://www.arador.com/construction/construc.html

Given some steel plates, a hacksaw (preferably mechanical), some HSS drills and a few other basic tools you could make your own.

Failing that have you tried your regular armourer? or an enthusiastic blacksmith or other metalworker?

I have seen lamella for sale at TORM or NLHF, but I can't remember who's stall had them on.

Good luck
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Post by The Black Rider »

thanks i will have a go at making some metal plates! Also does anyone have any good resources of leather plates or leather for making lamellar?
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Well, you could try these people for your leather;
http://www.bowstock.co.uk/
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Armchair armoury do plates for lamellar:

http://www.armchair-armoury.co.uk/plate_scale.htm

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Post by wyldstallions »

I have a friend who is trying to sell his lamellar armour at the moment if you interested I could get you some pics

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Post by Colin Middleton »

I couldn't direct you to any evidence, but I'm certain that leather was used for plates.

Sources for leather include:
LePrevo (Google it)
Identity Store (Google again)
Philip Mantle (catch him at a show) (I think)

I've dealt with all 3 in the past and found them very helpful. However, it is best to know what you want when you approach them.

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Thanks for your help people! ill be trying these new possibilities out soon. :D

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Bowstock are alright but there is a really odd guy runing it, pleasant but very odd :D :D
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