ANST - Pre-War Preps

Dennis and/or Dory Grace amazing at
Sat Mar 7 11:38:55 PST 1998

Salut, Cozyns.

Lyonel aisai.

In response to my suggestion:
>>> Speed rivets.  Give your harness the once over.  Replace any
>>> questionable-looking rivets.

Don Christian Dore' asks:

>>What is a speed rivet?

And Mayne de la Croix responds:
>A Speed rivet is basically a screw together rivet. I know you can get
>them at Tandy Leather Stores. They are available at other locations I am
>sure, but I can't think of where right now.  Most fighters I know have an
>armor repair kit they take with them just about everywhere, even when not
>fighting you can make lots of friends by fixing THEIR armor. 

Um, well, not exactly what I had in mind.  In my experience, the two-piece
screw-together rivets are usually called post-and-screw rivets or Chicago
screws.   If you use Chicago screws, I suggest you take along a bottle of
Loc-Tite to keep them from working themselves loose.  Also, most hardware
stores carry these critters.

When I said "speed rivets," I meant the hollow, two piece rivets that you
hammer together (also available--in a range of sizes--from Tandy Leather
stores and most tack and saddle stores).  They're useful for holding
leather to leather or leather to metal.  For these, you need a hammer and
an anvil of sorts (for mobile repairs, I usually take along a ball-pean
hammer and a John Henry--I use the head of the John Henry as my anvil for
replacing speed rivets).

lo vostre por vos servir
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
Dennis Grace
University of Texas at Austin
English Department
Recovering Medievalist
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