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    RAYON (Viscous)

    FLAME QUALITY
    fast orange flame.

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    burning paper or leaves. X

    ASH QUALITY
    almost no ash. X

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    ember will continue to glow after flame source removed X

    FABRIC
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    orange flame, sputtery X

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    sweet or fruity smell

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    hard shiny black bead X

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    black smoke. X

    Let the (red if I did it properly) X apply to those observed. With regard to glowing globule, I’ll check that later as the sun goes down in my part of the world.
    Last edited by Me cousin Jack; 23rd February 20 at 05:09 PM. Reason: Updated, has glowing ember

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    So, Me Cousin Jack sent me a small chunk of the fabric he had. It looks quite nice, and appears to be this tartan:

    https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/ta...tails?ref=2290

    It feels pretty similar to the P/V kilt I'm wearing right now (from USA Kilts, so it's definitely P/V). I would say it has a similar soft sheen to it - laying it on top of my P/V kilt, it reflects light in exactly the same manner. It does seem to be a larger thread size than the USA Kilts kilt, and measures thicker - folding it so I'm not measuring a hem, and putting the fold within the larger part of calipers so as to get as good of a measurement of 2x thicknesses of fabric, the fabric on my USA Kilts kilt measures about 0.86mm for two thicknesses, whereas this stuff measures about 0.97mm, which seems about appropriate for the size difference in the threads. Passing my fingers over it, it has a similar sound although lower pitched, as would be expected with larger threads. By my count, it looks to be about 25 threads per centimeter. Sett size of about 152mm or pretty well exactly 6". Me Cousin Jack already did burn tests on this. By my uneducated eyes, I'd think this looks an awful lot like P/V, but just heavier. Anyone with more in-depth materials knowledge on this care to chime in? Anything else we could do to confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me cousin Jack View Post
    RAYON (Viscous)
    The only one I've seen offer Viscous kilts is J Higgins

    https://www.jhiggins.net/j-higgins-v...scous-tartans/

    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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