17024re: Maile Question
- Feb 25, 2013
> what gauge steel wire is minimum for SCA ?? 16 Ga ?It likely depends upon whether the mail links are just butted together, or riveted or welded (a non-period method).
Mail, by itself, is not a good defense against SCA weapons. In period, it needed to be worn over other padding. It works best as protection against bladed weapons and less well against maces and clubs, which the SCA weapons tend to resemble, i.e. no edges, but a fair amount of mass.
As someone else recommended, I would check your kingdom regulations.
For some more info on mail, see these files in the COMBAT section of the Florilegium:
chainmail-beg-art (24K) 11/ 2/00 "Chainmaille Tutorial for Beginners"
by Culann Mac Cruimeinn.
chainmail-msg (132K) 1/ 8/08 Making chainmail. Mail armor. References.
chnmail-clean-msg (6K) 10/18/01 Cleaning mail armor in period and today.
merch-chainml-msg (24K) 4/29/06 Chainmail merchants and supplies.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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