Re: Mail dimensions
- Dimitriy wrote:
> 9th and 10th century maille shirts are made of alternating welded andAre we sure those are welded? -- I haven't seen any examples, but have
> riveted rings, id 7 to 9 and 13 to 14 mm, thikness 1.5-2 mm (each garment
seen a later period German shirt with alternating riveted and solid rings,
and on close inspection the solid rings appeared to have been cast rather
than welded. So I wondered.
Elspeth the ill-named
Elizabeth Naime <elspeth@...>
>From: "Elizabeth B. Naime" <elspeth@...>Kirpichnikov mentions welded specifically several times in the article I
>Are we sure those are welded? Elspeth the ill-named
>Elizabeth Naime <elspeth@...>
got the info from (A.N. Kirpichnikov, "Drevnerusskoe Oruzhie" vol. 3,
Arheologia SSSR, Nauka, Leningrad 1971).
He does not make any reference to punched or cast rings. By the way, are
you sure the German ones were cast? Casting would make for a very weak
ring.. are you sure they were not _punched_?
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