50518Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: For all you authentic junky-fighters out there...
- Jun 9, 2005On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Marc Lauterbach wrote:
> Granted, there are some ways in which it is impossible to recreateYou forgot the tournaments that were fought with wooden maces
> medieval tournaments: mounted martial activities, whalebone swords,
> blunted steel weapons, all of these are obviously extremely difficult
> to recreate.
(the "baston" course).
> However, that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talkingI'm not going to argue most of those, except to note that bar
> about athletic cleats, camelbacks, fiberglass spears, basket
> hilts, plastic armour, aluminum shields, bar grills on helms,
> hockey gloves, and Gatorade. There are ways around all of
> this, for example wearing nothing by steel and leather
> armour, a closed helm, a wooden shield, full gauntlets with
> crossguard hilts, hobnailed poulaines, and forgoing the
> little water hose creeping up into one's helm. However, take
> a fighter, clone him, and put one in a Fetchtbuck rig and the
> other in Kydex with a bargrill bascinet, and I'd be willing
> to bet that more times than not, the inauthentic clone beats
> out the authentic one.
grills on helms are period (Rene' d'Anjou's Book of the
Tournament shows several).
Also, some of the knights in that book were full plate, some
where splinted leather. One of the illustrations shows a
breastplate that has been perforated with holes (> 1" diameter)
What were we talking about again? ;-)
Lyle H. Gray
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