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107240 No. 107240 ID: e3303e
Whats the best chain mail available on the market today? Whats the best bang for the buck mail wise? I found this https://www.by-the-sword.com//p-597-butted-steel-chainmail-shirt.aspx for less than $200. Maybe Opchan can do a chain mail group buy?
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>> No. 107243 ID: 7b6821

No. Riveted is the only effective form of chainmail. Also, decreasing ring diameter makes it more protective but also heavier and less flexible.
>> No. 107244 ID: ad2a44
Are you posting this from prison?
>> No. 107245 ID: 0e1e77
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Riveted, schmitived. Chainmail of all kinds is ineffective in the modern battlefield. Or in the battlefield of the 1600s when guns became common.
Here we see a piece of chainmail shot with a .30-06 bullet. Didn't stop jack shit. You may point out that this was a piece of butted mail, but I would state that even the thickest and the strongest riveted chainmail would be thoroughly ineffective in this test.
>> No. 107246 ID: 0e1e77
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Although chainmail can serve a useful modern purpose, such as this chainmail butcher's glove. Meat cutters wear these protective gloves on their off (usually left) hand to grab meat while cutting with their dominate hand. Often these gloves only covered the thumb and first two fingers with a little Velcro strap to secure it on the wrist. The links are small butted stainless steel rings.
But these stainless steel chainmail protective gloves have been mostly replaced by Kevlar fabric gloves.
>> No. 107247 ID: 0e1e77
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Another modern use for chainmail is for shark suits. Neptunic makes a 20 pound stainless steel chainmail shark suit. Probably just butted links, not welded shut or anything.
>> No. 107248 ID: 0e1e77
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>> No. 107249 ID: 0e1e77
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>> No. 107250 ID: 0e1e77
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The weak part of the suit is where the gloves join to the rest of the suit. A diver testing the suit had sharks bite him to no effect but one shark but his hand and the glove tore away. Goddamn shark ate his chainmail glove! He covered his bare hand with his other gloved hand and ended the test.

Also, because of the bad fit, to give yourself better grip and hand dexterity on things, divers wrap rubber bands on their hands to tighten the fir of the chainmail gloves.
>> No. 107251 ID: 0e1e77
  Swimming with Sharks: Science on the SPOT https://youtu.be/uX2dMwGQ5fk
>> No. 107252 ID: 0e1e77
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But it appears that these chainmail suits aren't entirely effective, either.
>> No. 107253 ID: 0e1e77
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Move up to plate.
As with this Carmagnolle brothers' atmospheric diving suit from 1882.
>> No. 107254 ID: 0e1e77
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>> No. 107255 ID: 0e1e77
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>> No. 107256 ID: 0e1e77
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Compare with this deep diving suit from 1969.
>> No. 107257 ID: 0e1e77
  Problem with riveted chainmail is all the extra time and effort you have to dedicate to it as opposed to butted or even welded mail.
How to make Hand-riveted Chainmaille https://youtu.be/qYvfTFSq-PY
>> No. 107258 ID: 0e1e77
  Making Riveted Maille https://youtu.be/C_NdBxcj-OI
>> No. 107259 ID: 0e1e77
  NASA Creates New Chainmail Tire https://youtu.be/YTy-qkXnT-c
>> No. 107260 ID: 0e1e77
  NASA designed space fabric to make space suits more flexible https://youtu.be/gPFXciGoarI
>> No. 107261 ID: 0e1e77
  For repetitive bullshit tasks like assembling and welding chainmail, you're better off having a machine do it. Or a whole village of peasants in India making riveted chainmail for rich weirdos in America and Europe (yeah, I hear that's a thing and it has brought the cost of buying riveted chainmail way down recently).

The Ring Lord - Chainmail machine https://youtu.be/4YBIa-9-lus
http://theringlord.com - The Ring Lord's fully automated welded chainmail machine. Wire goes in, welded chainmail come out.
>> No. 107262 ID: 0e1e77
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Another good modern application of chainmail is in steel mesh wristwatch straps. Some armorers make a little extra money on the side crafting chainmail watch straps.
>> No. 107263 ID: 0e1e77
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The guy wearing this Roman-style chainmail shirt is R. Lee Ermey, from the Mail Call show.
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