On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 08:41:08PM +0100, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> No, chainsawproof trousers are not chainsaw resistant, as chainmail would
> be. They have a nylon outer and an inner layer of padding with AFAIR kevlar
> cords - the chainsaw chews into the trousers and get hopelessly clogged up
> and stops.
Ah right. I use Quilted Armour (A gambison actually) for that sort of
messing. Under the chainmail. Stops crossbow bolts too ;)
> Now that we've got that out of the way WTF are you doing with a thousand
> gross of spring steel washers ? I mean I'mm all for the barter economy, but
> there are limits :-)
Er, I get them in boxes of 14,000 from the UK. For chainmail. My hauberk
(knee to elbow, via neck, of closely knitted chainmail) isn't finished
yet, but I have a bruise about four inches by three inches on my arm that
is giving great incentive for getting it finished. And scars on my fingers
will get me started on mail gloves too ;)
On sundays I do battle renactment training, with a group called Cú Glas.
The lads are sorta rough - and I'm a bit slow with the spear yet, so got a
fair few pokes in the ribs & arms.
BTW, we are looking for new members if anyone wants to pop along (13:30
to 17:30 every Sunday at Gormanstown house, just north of the ballymun
Is this a record for OTness or what ?
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