8mm Round Rings with Dome Rivets: You asked for it – we deliver! This is a 4kg pack full of 8mm loose Round Rings and the correct amount of Dome Rivets. They are comparably bulky and heavy. At the same time, they are smooth and sturdy.
Why Round Rings? Round rings look less dense but shinier. Their rounded surface naturally supports the ring’s ability to remove rust when they rub on each other. If you want rings with a crosssection between round and flat – look no further: Get these and smack them with a hammer to your desired flatness. For my taste, these round riveted rings look beautiful on their own. But size-wise they can be combined with our 8mm Solid Rings.
What is the quality? Not all rings are made equal and thus some rings should be sorted out to create a stronger mesh. With these, I usually remove about 20% of the rings. I typically find their rivet holes not centered enough. Perhaps you are less picky than me. It’s worth it nevertheless. With this package, you are getting about 7.800 Round Rings. This is enough to cover an area of 100cm times 43cm.
Round Rings in history? You find Round Rings throughout time: From the Vimose-find during the final days of the Roman Empire to the early medieval Gammertingen-find to the Landsknechts Mail Capes. It’s good practice to get inspired by specific museum pieces. This get’s you reasonably close while outsourcing the laborious task of ring-making. These rings lead to a rather strong and heavy mesh. In history, that would be especially desired for aventails of helmets and reinforced chest areas. It’s also suitable for entire shirts and hauberks.
You’re still wondering whether you should get Flat Rings or Round Rings? Here are my thoughts on YouTube.