Ron Martino wrote:
> > 2) How thick do you recommend the metal to adequately protect a person in
> > the SCA? (NOTE: I want what is legal, but more than that I want what will
> > keep me safe. Many people have told me that going with the minimum guage
> > is unsafe because the helmet is too light. However, if I decide to do a
> > ribbed helmet (still deciding) and if I rivet it, do you think the helmet
> > will still be too light?
> > -Ii
> If you expect to be fighting folks who hit hard, 12 gauge, else 14
> gauge should be okay. But this is your baby, which a lot of work will go
> into, so you won't want it dented.
> Note that this total thickness - if you're going to have a great deal
> of overlap, take that into consideration. And when the marshals ask,
> give them the overlap thickness...
I average it. <G> If half the helm is 18 and half is (therefore) 9 gauge, I tell
'em it's between 13 and 14. <G>