narvek wrote:here you people go: http://curiavitkov.cz/clanek1.html It's in czech, but has pictures:) This guy spent some time experimenting with maille making:) his email for further queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or lad at has his share of knowledge of maille (including spectral analysis of finds etc.)
Narvek, that's fantastic! Are you going to translate it into English so that the rest of us can read it?
It looks for the kit that he's using that he's working from Burgess' notes. There was a description of them and the ringweave documents on the Mail Research Socity site that Phil mentioned (http://www.themailresearchsociety.erikds.com/). I think that it's got a copy of all the information that I've been able to get hold of in there. Have a look at the documents on there, the Burgess stuff is really quite detailed and clear.
Just as a random asside, I remember being told (in a lecture on medieval armour, I think) that the Romans had mills (I think water powered), which were turning out reasonable quality sheet steel (even in England), but that the technology disapeared from England (and presumably most of the rest of Western Europe) with the collapse of the empire. Obviously it was then re-discovered in the 14th C. Assuming that this is true, is it possible that the romans used punched rings, while 'we barbarians' hammer welded them?