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Lodi’s Stephanie Hollingsworth makes suit of chainmail from electric fencing wire

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:58 am, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

Knight in shining armor Stephanie Hollingsworth, 20, who works in the Lodi News-Sentinel mailroom, assembled an impressive 80-pound suit of chainmail.

She spooled electric fencing wire around a metal dowel to form a long spring, which she then clipped into small rings and fastened together to form mail.

The suit used three-quarters of a mile of wire and cost about $120.

To complete the suit, Hollingsworth has greaves and bracers, or armor plates, which cover her shins and forearms. There’s a helmet at home, too, but it doesn’t fit over the mail, she said.

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  • Todd Cronin posted at 5:02 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    What is the reason this time "simon"?

  • Todd Cronin posted at 4:58 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    What is the reason this time "simon"?

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 9:15 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 229

    Not that it has anything to do with this particular article and Mr. Birch has every right to void it but perhaps some can relate.
    I always figured the best thing you can do for a homeless person was to give them a shirt and tie. Anything else would be useless.

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 9:09 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 229

    The difference between pluses and minuses. Stephanie Hollingsworth gave of herself. It diserved giving back and moving forward. I think it would be a great first date garmet myself (as a father).

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 6:15 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Todd that is completely uncalled for and you should apologize. Medieval games have been going on for as long as I can remember. We used to do it in College. We had Swords, Lances & the Jousting Tournaments were great. In 30 years I have not seen anyone using drugs at these events. I am pretty sure you would be banned if you did.

  • Todd Cronin posted at 5:06 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    Why was my commit removed?
    What policy was it in violation of?
    This is the second time this has happened!

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 2:04 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 229

    Heavy Metal Band? Is it bullet proof ? Kevlar's better. Does it have a triple prong plug at the bottom? - ZAP! You light up my life. Bit Heavy ? - What a drag. Custom built dress complete with washing instructions and warnings on the tag. (Remove dress BEFORE jumping in river)
    WOW - I've never seen a hobby quite like that before. Suppose that is part of what the thrill of the Highland Games are about. - Good job. - Hope the horse can handle it.



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