After cutting out all the scale pieces (a lot of them) add poking holes through the corners, it was time to bind them together. This can be done in many ways, for example binding them with rope, metal rings, rivets… The look I was going for involves rivets (around 200 rivets used for the whole armor). Every scale, except those on the edges of the armor, is connected to four neighboring scales.
For fastening the armor around the torso, there are two leather straps located just under the armpit. They can be easily adjusted by the wearer at any time.
Armor is not finished yet and it is still in the process of making. The next step is to add pauldrons to cover the shoulder area and upper arms.