The Art Of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own

The Art Of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own

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The Art Of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Great especially if you're using the chainmial for practical purposes like combat (think Belegarth, Dagorhir (sp?), LARP, etc.). Shortcuts are good for us people who don't have $500,000 and 8 years to make a single ring out of a 25,000 ring chain hauberk. A+ to this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a book that is supposed to be a 'how-to-book' this book is missing the point. 1. Some of the photos are blurry and it is hard to tell what the 'weaves' look like. 2. It only covers a very small selection of weaves to try. 3. Instead of the book showing you the correct way of making mail it shows the shortcut versions of already simple patterns. This in turn makes the mail look cheap to the trained eye. 4. The names of the patterns are inconsistant with the terminology being used by most mailers around the world. What is called chinese chain 1 in the book is actually a box weave, what is called a chinese chain 2 is actually a byzantine weave, and a 6 in 2 is actually a Japanese Hex. 5. When mail is done correctly it should seem to flow together and rest on the wearer as if were a second skin. Unfortunately, many of the items in this book seem to be pieced together with many 'seams' visible. If you are interested in learning about mail armor I DO NOT recommend this book. Learn from the people who's passion of mail armor shows in their work. As to where else can you find this kind of info try the internet. You can find great information on the internet by doing a simple searh for Chain maille.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book in high hopes, but it was disapointing. This book is only helpful if you have no experience making mail at all. You can find all the information in this book located on the internet, even better info too! Also the images are horrible, and don't help you much. Overall this is an overpriced, disapointing book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book is great! Where else can you find this kind of info??? It is about time someone came up with an easy to follow guide on making mail! Not only beginner stuff, but new approaches I haven't seen before. Excellent!