I understand this is sort of plebian, but I recently came into a half dozen black with gray liner pickle barrels and wanted to make up a couple loaner armors for a local SCA group. Is this stuff thick enough at 3/16 plus-a-bit to be effective?
I was thinking of a five plate style with an 8" side-belly-back plate and 3-4 lames up the front and back and kusazuri to cover hips. What is the most effective, least visually offensive way to tie the front,rear and side plates together? Metal hinges are obviously out. As loaner gear don't want to use leather hinges,so lacing is in. Should I Butt them and run a line of holes and lace them up. Or underlap the sides a bit and lace it that way, or???.
Post by nismos14270r on Jan 4, 2020 10:33:43 GMT -5
Hello, from how I understand your dilemma a ryo awase dou would work. The front and rear plates are not connected in anyway, and instead overlap under each arm by 2 inches. In the picture below it is the bottom middle style:
I would just follow the okegawa patterns and advice on samurai armor manual for completing the rest.