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Making Lorica Segmentata
#1
As good quality and accurate Lorica Segmentata is expensive, i would like to make my own set. I am having trouble finding a place to buy the rivits and hinges and such. I have found 2 online places so far that sell kits with all peices needed, but they are both in Europe. Does anyone know any good places to buy kits in America, or should i just go to the hardware store?
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#2
You could do worse than have a look at Matthew Amt's page on making segmentata.

http://www.larp.com/legioxx/lorica.html

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#3
Where in America are you? Check out the list of suppliers for raw materials on the link that Crispvs posted...and read that site about a dozen times before you start making anything....it will help. 8)
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#4
I am in Central Ohio, and i found a set of complete fittings on soul of the warrior, for $75 though, is this a good price, seems kinda pricey for only being a coupla hinges and a couple hundred rivets. Also, does this set only fit a certain style of Segmentata ( Newstead, CAmbridge...etc)?
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its  warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by  fools."

-Thucydides

2LT Joseph Biggie
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#5
I have a correction, this fittings set on soul of the warrior only comes with the hinges, buckles and bosses and loops, no rivets, 46 pieces total, is it easier to cut your own pieces out of copper or brass sheets?
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its  warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by  fools."

-Thucydides

2LT Joseph Biggie
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#6
well, cutting your own hinges etc isn't that hard. At least I think that making a segmentata is a good starters job, although I highly recommend to make a paper mock-up first. Just get some sheet metal of scrap and try one and you'll see what you're able to.
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#7
Joseph, you need to read the link Crispvs posted. Seriously...that way you will know what type of hinges are appropriate for a Corbridge/Newstead/Kalkriese segmentata. You will also have an idea of how long it takes to make a single lobate hinge.

Second, the lobate hinges are not proper barrel-types. I have ordered this kit and didn't end up using them because they will eventually fail.

Making the brasswork for a seggie is VERY time consuming...

Have you considered starting with an easier project first, to get some familiarity with the techniques you will need for making your own armour? Perhaps a belt...
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Magnus/Matt
LEGIO II AVG COH VIII
It amazes me how quickly stupid people are out-breeding the smart ones.

"The greatest impediment of all is the square-jawed, flat-talking Tatum, who is so wooden he presents a fire hazard." - The Toronto Star on Channing Tatum in "The Eagle".

"I am on a drug. It\'s called Charlie Sheen. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body" - Charlie Sheen
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#8
Thank you all, i have access to a professional metalworker and his shop,i will definetly read that Legio XX article and i will use his help ^ for more technical stuff
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its  warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by  fools."

-Thucydides

2LT Joseph Biggie
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#9
I just got done with a set of segmentata, and live in Worthington. If you need help let me know. Legio xx is the best source.
Douglas
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