> > 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.
> > -Adept
> Not really. Not unless you want it to be something else other than
> chainmail. Ringmail perhaps. I suggest, if you're prefer, you go and
> buy yourself some bronze and observe the results for yourself. And
> original chaimail was made from drawn wire. Hammering it into thin
> rolls would, frankly crystalize the material very badly and make it even
> more prone to brittle failure.
Are you sure? The sourses I've seen seem to say that the chainmail was made from flat hoops of metal. The hoops had tiny holes at the ends and a tiny rivet was driven through them to keep seal the loop.
And I've seen chainmail done from pretty hefty rings, and occasionally a combination alternating big and small rings.
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