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Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:46 pm
Im having trouble finding anywhere that sells plates for making lamellar, or the leather suitable for it. If anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated.
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:46 pm
A quick Google search has given me patterns at:
http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/l ... emplarbob/
Given some steel plates, a hacksaw (preferably mechanical), some HSS drills and a few other basic tools you could make your own.
Failing that have you tried your regular armourer? or an enthusiastic blacksmith or other metalworker?
I have seen lamella for sale at TORM or NLHF, but I can't remember who's stall had them on.
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:55 pm
thanks i will have a go at making some metal plates! Also does anyone have any good resources of leather plates or leather for making lamellar?
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:15 pm
Well, you could try these people for your leather;
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:27 pm
Armchair armoury do plates for lamellar:
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:01 am
I have a friend who is trying to sell his lamellar armour at the moment if you interested I could get you some pics
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:05 pm
I couldn't direct you to any evidence, but I'm certain that leather was used for plates.
Sources for leather include:
LePrevo (Google it)
Identity Store (Google again)
Philip Mantle (catch him at a show) (I think)
I've dealt with all 3 in the past and found them very helpful. However, it is best to know what you want when you approach them.
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:08 pm
Thanks for your help people! ill be trying these new possibilities out soon.
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:47 pm
Bowstock are alright but there is a really odd guy runing it, pleasant but very odd