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Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« on: Nov 25, 08, 09:49:31 am CST »

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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 25, 08, 11:58:41 am CST »

I have seen that on their site for a while . . . . still somewhat concerns me what quality it may be.
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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 25, 08, 01:07:00 pm CST »

It's aluminum so I wouldn't take it to but used for real but it'd probably make a good cheater suit.  12 pounds beats 38 any day.
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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 08, 02:07:43 pm CST »

They even say the butted links (standard) are easily bent and repairs are common enough that they send extra links. The riveted stuff looks a bit more sturdy. And like Sixth said, 12 pounds is not a bad trade for cavorting at faire.
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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 25, 08, 03:34:26 pm CST »

Those are really amazing prices. I would suggest going for the riveted rings. The butted links tend to catch on things and snag. Plus, noone wants to repair chain mail.

Similar aluminum riveted chainmail shirts sell at Museum Reps for about 400$ +
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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 25, 08, 07:59:17 pm CST »

Brian from Wolfgaard bought one of those and wore it to HVMF... he was leaving a trail of rings behind him as he went...

The aluminum they use is about as crappy, dead-soft as you can get...

This has been on their site for a while.  We were talking about it over at http://www.mailleartisans.org and http://www.theringlord.org/forum for a bit.  The description changed a few times too.  At first it described it as "galvanized aluminum", then changed to "anodized aluminum" (which is still incorrect).  It's just plain old dead-soft bright aluminum.  Unless you need a one-time use chainmail shirt, I wouldn't bother.

Oh, just as a FYI - the vest I wear on occasion was $150 in material cost for bright and anodized rings.


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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 25, 08, 09:07:31 pm CST »

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Re: Chain Mail...from Thinkgeek?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 08, 10:11:27 pm CST »


Quote from: thinkgeek
Please keep in mind that the ThinkGeek Chain Mail T-Shirt is real chain mail, made from thousands of anodized aluminum rings. This makes the shirt fairly light (for chain mail) at around 12 pounds. However if you opt for the less expensive standard (butted) mail the aluminum rings can be bent and come uncoupled if you don't take care with the garment. Therefore we have included a small bag of extra rings with the standard (butted) mail that you can easily bend into place with needle nose pliers if any repairs are needed.

They state on the website that the cheaper butted rings are very soft and come apart easy. This is a mail T-shirt in their marketing and their minds. That being said, I'm curious if anyone tried the riveted version? Is it more durable than the one Brian purchased?
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