Chinese Mountain Pattern Armor

Oct 2013
5,898
Planet Nine, Oregon
#22
Okay. The scales are all ready to lace. I actually sanded off the rough edges left from the shears, and hand-polished each one. The backing is the saffron-colored goat leather below it. The paper is the actual area covered by the scales. The extra portion left at top is for spaulder when they arrive and are modified.


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Feb 2019
72
California
#24
Which would make scale also one of the heavier types of armour, in contrast to mail and plate where thickness is evenly spread. Since armour is only as good as the protection its weakest spots can provide, this mountain armour is relatively unefficient. A simple case of logic.

I understand what you're saying with that last comment there, but it's not quite correct is it.
 

Dan Howard

Ad Honorem
Aug 2014
3,820
Australia
#27
It is hard to find extant examples of hexagonal scale armour. The closest I could find to your proposal is this Mongolian piece but the lacing is pretty crude and the plates look to be sloppy. I think your central-hole design will hold the plates together more tightly and keep them properly aligned.

 
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Oct 2013
5,898
Planet Nine, Oregon
#29
Spaulders came in from India (everything is a roll of the dice with the re-enactment products) and they would be large on Paul Bunyan! Oh well.. If I can't make them work, I can just make a version without them, as they are also shown. Description said they were 9" tall --they are more like 12" -13" tall and cover whole upper arm. :angry:
 

Dan Howard

Ad Honorem
Aug 2014
3,820
Australia
#30
The Indian stuff is pretty dodgy. Best to buy from a local distributor that has to obey consumer laws. It might cost a bit more but you can return the item if the product description is misleading.
 
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