The chainmaille samples

Multiple sizes, mostly 18-gauge and stainless steel

Began early 2006 - ongoing

This is actually a bit of a tale of sadness that brought this to life. Shortly after having finished the coif, I was laid off from my job. I fell into a pit of not wanting to do pretty much any chainmailling for a good 4 or so months. After a long while (and a gathering or two with other chainmaillers in Winnipeg), someone going by the name of "Sasandria" showed me a pile of different chainmaille samples. Seeing an awesome opportunity to practice new weaves, I lept at it with a mess of stainless steel rings. I separated all of the types of weaves into various "families" to ease in categorisation. Note: I take no credit for inventing these weaves (except Wilbert weave). I'm just making samples of them, which is unbelievably helpful when going to weave any of the uncommon ones.

'Full European' family:
European 4-1
European 4-1 on a bias
European 4-1 vertical
European 4-1 with scales (double sided opposite directions)
European 4-1 with scales (double sided)
European 4-1 with scales (reversed)
European 4-1 with scales (tightly woven)
European 4-1 with scales (loosely woven)
European 6-1
'Modified European' family:
Interwoven 4-1
'Full Persian' family:
Flat full Persian
Full Persian 6-1
B8FP (box ate full Persian)
Full Persian 8-1 grizzly
One and a half Persian
Lobster tail
'Half Persian' family:
Half Persian 3-1
Half Persian 6-1
Half Persian 3+1 in 1
Half Persian 4-1
Double half Persian 3-1
GSG (great southern gathering)
One and a half HP 3-1
'Japanese' family:
Japanese 4-1
Japanese 6-1
Japanese 8-2 cubic
'Round' family:
Captive inverted roundmaille (2 rings captured)
Captive inverted roundmaille (1 ring captured)
Inverted roundmaille
Turkish roundmaille
'Orbital' family:
Power line
Baelrog's barb wire
Turkish orbital
'Multiple ring size' family:
Helm chain
This is not water
Solar eclipse
This is not food
Dragonscale (3 wide)
Dragonscale (2 wide)
Dragon's tail (Dragonscale 1 wide)
'Spiral' family:
Magician's Chain / Jacob's ladder
Spiral chain 4-1
Inverted spiral
Sick chops
Jens pind linkage 5 (JPL 5)
Jens pind linkage 4 (JPL 4)
Jens pind linkage 3 (JPL)
'Simple random' family:
Drunken Rhinos
Spinal weave
Tomato sandwich
Double Rover
RSD (rhino snorting drano)
Shaggy weave
'Complex random' family:
Wilbert weave
Bore worm
Persian dragonscale
Beez to butterflies

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