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I make maille (armor and jewelry). Some folks expressed either interest in general or surprise at the pricing in TS3, so I thought I'd share a cool resource on maille and one vendor's pricing and time to delivery: />http://www.chainmailguy.com/pricing.htm For me, I'm in the process of a 5/16" 18 gauge titanium shirt in 6-1 european weave, which is denser (and smoother) than the normal 4-1 euro weave. It'll also be much lighter than steel. For a full shirt of stainless steel, you're looking at about 20-30 pounds. With this, I'm estimating 5-8 pounds. Still not great for wearing all day, but big difference! I will be wearing mine at the Maryland Renfest. :) Dragonscale: Mostly a jewelry weave, but it resembles scales. Pretty awesome. For armor, it's a problem because in addition to bad stretching charactistics, the smaller interior rings supply the strength. Questionable weave for armor-class maille, but neat for trim or casual. Some of the shirt I'm doing now, with a roll of the back piece and some of the collar: And a sample of the "usual" armor weave in stainless steel (I think that's 16 gauge 3/8" rings, though it may be 14g) against the 6-1 titanium. The 4-1 is the large patch, and the titanium is around it. 6-1 is really my fav, it's smoother and makes neat patterns as it moves. It does take slightly more rings and time to make though. And lastly, I'm mixing in some anodized titanium for the shoulder pieces of my shirt, in a 4-1 variation, and adding the blue for trim on the bottom hem and sleeves. Should be interesting. Here's a shot of one of the shoulder pieces in this weave and color: Disraeli
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