[Ansteorra] Helm question

Rolf Kvamme baron_duncan at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 5 07:26:22 PST 2001

It would have to be alot of holes to weaken that helm. Its 10-12g lobster
tail. Beathes drilled into the front of bevours or faces of close helms of
all sort work with no significant "weakening". Pounding metal repeatedly
over years does fatigue the metal, but drilling holes won't.

In short sure Dore, drill a decorative pattern in the cheeckpeaces of my
lobster. You will be able to hear better and have a place to anchor the
chinstrap, while not "weakening" the metal


Duncan Rex Ansteorra

>   I think the real issue is weakening the metal.  I would STRONGLY
>reccomend not drilling any holes in the left hand side of the helm.  If you
>take a hard look at any heavy fighter who has been using the same helm for
>several years, you can easily see sizeable dents in the left side from
>repeated beatings.  A few would not weaken the metal noticeably, but too
>many holes of any size would allow it to cave in far too easily.  If you
>live with it, only perforate the right side of the helm...   But that's
>   Good luck my friend.
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