Brass rivets for TKs, TS and what not..

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Brass rivets for TKs, TS and what not..

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I found an auction on Tradera.se for german brass helmets studs...

I'm wondering if these might be the ones used on the TKs and TS armours?

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I guess that depends on what level of accuracy you are aiming for and the size of these.

I don't know but considering what they are they might be that they used on the top of the helmet domes for TS. Would make sense in many ways.

As far as TK go they are not split rivets as such but depending on size they might be used for the cod strap. The ab-kidney rivets (6pcs) were also split rivets but they were painted white and different sources say they were nickel and other say they were more of a brassy material. They might be a bit too flat also. But again. Depends on what level of accuracy is aimed for.

But considering this is an auction I guess they might be more expensive than locally available options. If you are looking for a possible TK I have some accurate split rivets available. Just let me know.
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These are a 100% match to the RS suit. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 18&alt=web
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So what is the swedish term for split/bifurcated rivets? Are they available anywhere locally?

Will they work for attaching the plastic belt to the canvas as well?

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Coil wrote:So what is the swedish term for split/bifurcated rivets? Are they available anywhere locally?

Will they work for attaching the plastic belt to the canvas as well?
Don't know the swedish term for them, sorry.

Will they work? Yes (they hold things together). Is it the rivet they used in the movie for that piece? No, that was a "cap rivet".
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the swedish term is split nitar, we use the same term for both as the are split in the middle

bifurcated rivets is kluvnit used in the apolstery indusrty/ saddle making
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Are there any shops in Sweden that sells the rivets 2959 linked?

Also, are those rivets used on all the places rivets are used on the TK armor?

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1mpulseS0D wrote:Are there any shops in Sweden that sells the rivets 2959 linked?

Also, are those rivets used on all the places rivets are used on the TK armor?
I don't know about shops selling these in Sweden, but I ordered a 50-pack of these from E-bay (although I haven't received them yet). I only need a few of them for my suit. If you want some for yours you can have them. I'm in Kristianstad quite often (right now I'm sitting on a very shaky internet connection in Åhus) so I could drop them off for you at some time. Just let me know.

Your second question I will let a proper NG member answer :-)

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Split rivets are only used on seven places. 6 on the left side of the torso and 1 in the crotch.
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