Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere.
Looking at the rules for Weapon/Armour checking and I came across this rule on the Wiki under Armour:
“Mail should not include unclosed links that allow sharp edges to be felt”
One interpretation of this is, chainmail must be made of riveted or welded/braised/soldered rings.
I understand butted rings can have sharp edges if the rings are not closed properly but then so can riveted or welded rings.
Is butted chainmail acceptable for:
A: Costume armour outside of combat?
B: Battle armour?
I hope this is an easy one for someone to clarify?
Many years ago I made chainmail from 2mm M8 stainless spring washers which take some serious bending. Totally over the top for LARP (very heavy), hardly any lost rings though and that was against steel.