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 Post subject: Chain mail question
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 am 
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Roughly how many links does it take to create a chain mail shirt?


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 Post subject: Re: Chain mail question
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Depends on the gauge of metal and diameter of rings.

More than likely you'll be in the neighborhood of 20-30,000 rings for a historical, knee-length, sleeved hauberk.

http://www.hurstwic.org/history/article ... g_mail.htm

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The reproduction mail shown in the photo above is made from about 30,000 rings.


Even for something like an early Roman lorica hamata, which went to the thigh and had no sleeves, but double shoulders, you could use anywhere from 12-30,000 rings, per wikipedia and the Legio XXIV websites.
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