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Euro 6 in 1

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Published: January 13, 2005
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This is a closeup sample of the chainmaille weave I used for my Chainmaille Vest. It's also the same ring size/type.

European 6 in 1 is one of the more common chainmaille weaves. It's relatively easy to learn and use and can be quite dense but retain a rather surprising amount of flexibility.
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Back when I started, my first project was a 6-in-1 3/16 18ga stainless bracelet (think it's 18). To have done 6-in-1 for an entire shirt is... wow. At the same time, it's not stainless and thus for not battle grade but nevertheless cool. I would think that 6-in-1 in aluminum would be too soft for as stiff of a weave as 6 is. Most maille I've seen (including my roommate's stainless/brass shirt) has been 4-in-1 for the flexibility. Good work. I see you mentioned dragonscale; feel free to check out - Double Dragon.
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zikesProfessional Artist
I've never intended to make battle grade armor, mainly just after a nice display piece that I can hang on my wall and maybe wear around at halloween and ren fests. While 6-1 may be stiff at the ring sizes you usually work with, the aspect ratio of the rings I've been using have made this quite flexible, even cloth-like :)
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MisterIngoProfessional Traditional Artist
Looks great! I think your maille rocks!!!
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zikesProfessional Artist
Thanks! :D
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MisterIngoProfessional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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NICE!

It's like knitting, but for people who kill dragons for a living! :lmao:
This especially rocks.

How shiny is it? The dark bit reflected off each of the rings, is that you holding a camera?
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zikesProfessional Artist
Thank you! :D

This is made from aluminum so it really is fairly shiny, but this was actually scanned so it looks a little odd :)
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mbqlovesottawaStudent Artisan Crafter
How come you have all the skill!? Mind if I steal that along with your computer (when fixed)?
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zikesProfessional Artist
Nope sorry, no stealing my chainmaille patches. I'd rather just send it to you ;p
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mbqlovesottawaStudent Artisan Crafter
no no, not steal it from you ;p steal your SKILL ;p lol you're really good at that stuff, Zikes.
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zikesProfessional Artist
Well I'm afraid there's only one package that'll hold my skills, and that's me ;p

I'm planning on posting some more tutorials on chainmaille, similar to that Dragonscale one I did. Then you can develop your own skills :D
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mbqlovesottawaStudent Artisan Crafter
Awww. Fine Hurry up and post so Elsie can have skills like Jason ;p Course I can't follow instructions to save my life, but oh well. I can pretend I learned ;p :nod: :hug: <--- for Zikes.
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zikesProfessional Artist
lol don't worry, it's a lot easier than it looks :nod:
That Dragonscale is one of the hardest weaves I know, the rest of them are a piece of cake :)

:hug:<--- for Elsie :D
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mbqlovesottawaStudent Artisan Crafter
Yes, well, all Elsie can do is knit O.o okay and maybe chrochet. But when it comes to that "maille" stuff. Don't tease me! ;p

:hug: <---- for Jason, yet again. :D
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zikesProfessional Artist
Bah this is easier than knitting! I tried knitting and crocheting once, never again :no:

Besides, it's so much funner to knit metal ;)
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Nice close up, it makes it easier to see the weave detail.
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zikesProfessional Artist
Thanks! :D
I'm considering another 3D chainmaille tutorial like my Dragonscale one that teaches this weave. This one's a lot simpler than Dragonscale so that wouldn't be too hard
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