> Mikko Rintasaari wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > snap like a twig. This means that bronze weapons must be more sturdily
> > > contructed and hence heavier. Iron's lighter and more supple. And
> > > that's why there's no bronze chainmail, or at least, none that I've
> > > heard of.
> > I think that's just because it was invented after the bronze age. By
> > iron age celts.
> > -Adept
> Bought a hank of bronze wire on the way home. 10 guage stuff. The kind
> you'd use for chainmail. It snapped after I bent back and forth it three
> times. The 10 guage iron wire I bought broke after being bent 45-50
> times (i lost count).
> I think that's a pretty good RL demonstration of why bronze was used for
> cast and piece armor but never mail.
I wouldn't try making bronze chainmail from wire, for just the purpose you just stated. One would need much bigger loopsm and a way to link them. The original chainmail wasn't made from wire anyway.
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