I enjoyed my three day weekend. I spent some time working on my hauberk. Read more
It took a while, but here’s the full reinforcement piece I’ll be integrating into my Hauberk.
I’ve considered adding a reinforced section to the Hauberk over the wearer’s heart. The weave for most of this piece is European 4 on 1, so-called because it’s a European style maille, and each ring passes through four others. Read more
Most of the things you make when building a chain maille outfit are rectangular in shape. This outfit is going to be a bit different. My plan is to make several cylinders and join them together you see. But the Coif (that’s the part that covers the head is a bit different. Read more
One of the cool things about European 4 in 1 chain mail is how it changes shape depending upon which direction you pull at it from. A piece hanging in its “natural” direction is typically much narrower across the same rings than when it’s turned 90° on its side. Read more
What is a meta for?
More progress. This piece is now about 16 inches by 5 inches
The small coil of wire on the left is ready to be cut into rings. On the right are several small “fivelet” units ready to be added to complete the row, and several rings ready to join them with.
So far I’ve put about 8 hours into the project.