50515Re: [Authentic_SCA] For all you authentic junky-fighters out there...
- Jun 9, 2005
> Out of curiosity, how do you feel about applying your fondness forActually, I found this terrific woodcut of Hungarian soldiers from
> authenticity into the field of martial arts, both in terms of fencing
> and heavy fighting?
more-or-less the time period I study. Since the Hungarians were in
control of Brasov at the time, I feel pretty safe using it. I've modeled
my mace after the footman's maces they are using, even down to the lanyard
(YES. THEY HAVE OBVIOUS LANYARDS.). I was at the Met a couple of years
ago and saw a shield that was constructed similarly to war-shields from
the woodcut, so I requested detailed information on the piece, which the
museum happily supplied. I'm working on making the shield so that I have
that too. Unfortunately, the men in the woodcuts were helmet-less, but
there were German Knights resident in Brasov from 1211 on and I have a
German Salet with a 1-inch eye slit. Now, I need to pick up a full bevor,
or I'll have to weld some steel onto the helm to cover the cheekbones, but
it's better than nothing. In addition, I know that the pieces probably
wouldn't have been worn together (Hungarian weapons and armor with German
helm), but it's the best I can do under the circumstances. So that being
said, yeah, I guess I tend to be a "freak" when it comes to armor as well.
It's funny that you asked about armor, since I noticed the same about
food. How there are many many people who are UBER careful about their
clothing, and yet insist on their coffee, coke, and chocolate during the
Jeffrey S. Heilveil, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
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