StalwartArmor

Chain Armor and Jewelry in Stainless, Titanium, & More

Sarasota, Florida · 0 Sales

StalwartArmor

Chain Armor and Jewelry in Stainless, Titanium, & More

Sarasota, Florida 0 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Steven Spinosa

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The coin landed on Tails.

It was 1998. I was a bored high schooler at the start of a long, jobless summer, and I had a connection to the Internet. I knew it could teach me almost anything, and so I thought about two things that interested me as possible courses to pursue. A coin was flipped, and electrical engineering lost out to weaving chain armor.

I studied by printing out in full any chainmail websites that had how-to pages. I kept them in a binder and I took them as scripture. The most influential to me were those of Lord Paul deGorey, Sunshyn (of Sblades), and Kusari Khan. There were those who wove for fashion, art, or historical accuracy. I tended early on to lean toward historically accurate armor, but then decided that working with bare, soft iron was not for me. Strength was appealing, though. I kept working on projects that could be trusted with the wearer's life, but found myself using some very interesting materials (silicon bronze, titanium, and T6 aluminum, for instance).

I progressed in phases. I'd dive into the work for a few months and then back off so that other hobbies could have their focus. Things continued like this for years. At one point, I took a hiatus from armor altogether due to a disheartening loss of my prized and best shirt. It was loaned to a film company, and was lost in shipping back to me when they were done. I have just about gotten over that now, and have opened both my website and this Etsy store up for your perusal. I hope to secure your initial business with my style and build quality, and I hope to secure your return business with your good opinion. Thank you for reading.

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  • Steve

    Owner, Weaver Prime, Creative Director And Tea Freak

    I've been weaving maille since 1998. You do it that long, and you might get a little tired of monoweave armor, too. My work tends to contain variations. This is the difference that I hope secures your business. Thanks for reading.

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