## 13235Re: Possible Armor Lacing Braid Source

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• Feb 25, 2004
> 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

Excellent! I have calculated the total number of scales for a
haramaki do + 2 mogami sode (12" wide, 7 lames) + 6 kusazuri (18
scales wide, 7 lames) = ~2000 scales x 2.75" + 30% = ~200 yds of
lace. Now to the meat of the matter: would it be better to buy that
200 yds from LFL or AHRice? Does anyone know if LFL has a bulk rate?

Takaharu
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