> 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