6mm Flat Brass Rings: Shiny brass rings are the perfect addition for some extra bling in your riveted mail. These rings come in a package of 500g with dome rivets in the correct ratio. They fit the 6mm iron flat rings and the 6mm iron round rings. With some creativity, these 6mm rings can also be arranged with bigger rings.
What to do with these 6mm Flat Brass Rings? With these brass rings, you can create beautiful golden lines at the hem of your mail shirts. Furthermore, you can work them into motives and patterns. They are also the preferred rings to attach makers-marks or other attachments. Even outside of living history, I absolutely appreciate them for keychains and jewelry.
How is the quality? These 6mm flat brass rings are bent open. Not only do they save you a massive amount of time. It takes about 2 hours to open just 500g of them. They also have significantly fewer imperfect rings. Only a few rings have the rivet holes not perfectly centered. Compared with iron, brass was and is a noble and precious material. Hence it really pays out to have fewer faulty rings. That makes them well worth their price.
What about historic accuracy? Brass rings were in use from Roman times to the late middle ages and beyond. In fact, they have a tendency to preserve more often than their iron-based sibling in similar conditions. Museums typically speak of copper alloy rings here as a more broad term. You find them used scarcely at the hem of mail armor. That can be at the bottom, at the end of the sleeves, or at the collar. Especially in late medieval times, brass rings are used to form decorative triangular fringes.
The package contains half a kilogram of rings with rivets. That means a total of about 2800 rings. Make sure to also check out the solid version of these rings.