The Challenge: war and peace
Pattern: self drafted and using the 4 in 1 weave pattern common in Europe
Notions: 2 lbs of 16 gauge ¼” aluminum jump rings, two pairs of pliers, gloves
How historically accurate is it?: 40%. I did not rivet the joins in all of the rings which would have been needed to support the weight of STEEL rings and the force of battle weapons deployed to the head. I did not rivet them because I used cheaper and lighter weight aluminum-not steel, I have no idea how, and I hope no one will be whacking my kid in the head with medieval weaponry.
Hours to complete: 90-100
Total cost: with shipping…@ $90