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    Heavy duty Cape cloack closure

    Hi all
    Just finished the cape closure, ("alamaro" in italian Language) because I built a Tabard.
    Solid brass machined, milled and brazed. I build also the chain with brass wire.
    I chose engine turning as finishing, although the appearence was very nice, it seemed too new for a very old cape, so I decided to give a vintage look.

    This closure can be used with heavy coat, apron or something that weight a lot. My cape is more or less 3kg finished, only one point lock.

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    I like the effect of the 'vintage-ization'; really does make it look like an old, well-worn antique.

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    Thank you!
    I used oxy torch and iron dust, I tried by chance a couple of years ago, it seems working quite well for this purpose. After a little polishing with a 800grit sand paper, time and normal oxidation will do the job, I think.
    That's my tabard, I still have to take some pictures worn. Wool is really good, a bit heavy, but warm and nice looking

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    Il tabarro and the closure
    First test today! Heavy and difficult to handle, incredibly warm and nice looking.
    It's very difficult to go unnoticed!

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    Classy...going to have to call you Count Stefano from now on!

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    Thanks rendoman! We've added your Cape Closure to our Miscellaneous category,
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