8mm Flat Rings with Wedge Rivets: A pack of loose iron rings and wedge rivets in the right ratio weighing 4kg respectively 8.8 pounds. The rivets are little triangular shapes – so-called wedges.
What weaves can you make? These links are an excellent choice for your medieval projects. It’s more tricky to work with but with the wedge rivets, your rings are about 15% lighter. Plus they resemble the looks of historic rings on the inside and the outside. Assemble the rings with rivet heads all facing the same way. The rings are great on their own, but their true power enfolds in combination with solid rings. Since both of them are equally flat, they smoothly merge together. Here is why that combination is a good idea.
How is the quality? In wedge riveted rings there is a little pierced hole through which you insert the rivet. First, you push the rivet through. Then you deform the protruding part of the rivet. Not all holes of the rings are pierced equally deep. Yet you can widen holes with a hardened nail. Some holes might be pierced too much or off-center. There are about 20% rejects depending on how meticulously one sorts.
What about historical accuracy? I wouldn’t use them for Roman or anything earlier than 800 AD. Yet for medieval times they are fantastic! They get very close to historical rings. You can compare it with our collection of examples on Pinterest. You’ll find it exciting that wedge-ring-meshes have a smooth and rough side.
Summed up: Wedge rivets are more valuable and more tricky to set. Yet they save weight and look more accurate. You didn’t come here for the easy way. So what are you waiting for? 😀