a few years ago, when i was still in Indy (or maybe Fort Wayne) i planned on making one of these. I am sure Debbie Barisa had a hand in getting me to try to make one. After i became a Flight Attendant, i kept saying i would try. Moved to Atlanta where clutches are sold @ the Coca Cola Museum. tried to make one - think i would be better to do it in crochet OR wire - to simulate chain mail ..
there are some websites up now that were NOT up when i first got the idea
IF i make another - it will be more along the line of chain mail than knit