## 13234Re: Possible Armor Lacing Braid Source

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• Feb 25, 2004
> Which raises an interesting question: how much lace is required for
> armor? Let's assume a do, sode, and kusazuri (plus extra bits for
> tying, the haidate, etc) done in kebiki and suit 1 and one in sugake
> as suit 2. I'm wondering if it would be more cost effective on a 1
> suit run going with this new source or lacesforless.
>

For kebiki, as a rough order of magnitude, assume the full length of
the scales X the number of scales. For a do maru + sode of Noble
kozane, that would be ~1500 x 2.75" ~= 114 yards of lace. I would
probably order 20-30% more as CYA for a total of 150 yards.

You can do the same sort of calculation for sugake if you already laid
out the "knot" locations. # Knots x ~height of plate = ~ length of
lacing. For a tosei gusoku, you need to include extra length defining
kusazuri <-> do since that would likely be longer than the height of a
plate.

Otagiri
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