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Author:  MagnusofDregoth [ Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:45 pm ]
Post subject:  The Armour Archive

Hey, everyone, I figured I would get this in at the beginning. A site that has really, really great armouring resources is The Armour Archive. Go there. Bookmark it. Sign up for their forum. Read the posts, and post your own questions. I've learned a whole lot just from reading that forum, and the patterns they have (for most common European-style armours) are quite good as well.

People may give you crap for belonging to a LARP/boffer group, since many of the people on the forum are living history-types (who complain about the lack of realism in the SCA on almost a daily basis), but if you show that you're willing to learn and don't presume too much knowledge on your part, there shouldn't be any problems.

Author:  Mawr [ Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:19 pm ]
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Someone sticky this post, please.

Author:  Forkbeard [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:28 pm ]
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I have been usng the Armor archive foryears. I learned most of what I know from people on that message board. I highly recomend it.
Magnus is right about them being snobby towards our kind, though. Just don't tell them were your from or who you fight with. They don't need to know and wouldn't care anyway. Those people only care about one thing, armour.

Author:  RavenHeart [ Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:27 am ]
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I'm on their forum and told them what I do, they have yet to give me a hard time...

OK well there was this one guy, but he was a tard that had no eyes to see that plastic armour sucks... and another guy defended me, so I didn't have to. Just goes to show that all "living history," "SCA," or any other group has their chodes, and their cool people as well.

Author:  slippy [ Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:38 am ]
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where does chode come frome i know someone who is known as da chord and he is cool.

Author:  Faolan [ Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:08 am ]
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Thought I'd put this here since this is a sticky

Author:  Saxon [ Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:30 am ]
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Maille Artisans International League is a great chainmaille page. I've been using it for some time. They have lots of patterns, pictures, and active forums with some very intelligent people in the field.

Author:  Valas Hune [ Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:01 pm ]
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Seriously Savage you can do most of the stuff the schmitthenner guys do yourself and save a boat load of money.

Author:  Derian [ Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Links 2.0

I'm trying to consolidate the links floating around here and replace the original links sticky. It'll be pretty bare at the beginning, so please don't hesitate to post your links here; I'll include them in the original post.

Armor Rules:

Materials: -- Leather, Tools, Buckles, Dye -- Chain links, wire for chain, etc. -- Lamellar Plates


Patterns: -- Japanese Armor -- Japanese Armor & Garb -- Japanese Armor (They provide patterns for plastic SCA armor, but it can translate to leather/metal) -- Lots of patterns, mostly European in nature. -- Lots of patterns as well as general armoring articles. -- Lamellar directions.


Author:  Kirethorn [ Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:03 am ]
Post subject:  Another handy site

It is not as big as Armour Archive, but it should still be worth visiting.

Author:  Enderonimus [ Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Links 2.0

moved to links thread. Good find Kirethorn! Any more, keep them coming!

Author:  Embara Cayosin [ Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Links 2.0

i found this site for metal it selection is a little mor limited but it is easier to navigate and in my opinion has more reasonable prices than mcmaster-carr

Author:  Valas Hune [ Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Links 2.0

Stumbled upon this site for some odd mats:


Some stuff is spendy but other items dirt cheap.

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