53772Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Dog Collars and Medieval Buckles
- Jun 2, 2006On 02/06/06, Andrea Hughett <aindreva@...> wrote:
> In period, one would use a new buckle, not aIf not new, at least recent? You're right, of course, that if they
> centuries-old one.
endlessly recycled buckles, there wouldn't be enough finds for them to
be affordable. The most affordable artifacts are probably also the
most disposable. (The same holds true at a garage sale :-)
> So although a surviving find gets full points forWell, for me, part of the consideration was that metalwork is not one
> material, style, workmanship, etc, it fails on
> sturdiness, lack of wear and tear, essentially on age.
> So which is super-authentic, a surviving find or a new
> piece of work which copies as much as possible that
> surviving find (minus the ravages of the centuries)?
of my skills. Buying a buckle is thus my only option. You are, of
course, correct in implying that a reasonably affluent persona would
have bought new . . . but this brings one to another issue: If the
original buckle was forged (as Ercule d'Archambeaux suggested to be
likely), modern buckles are stamped, and easily available
reproductions are cast (either from original work or from existing
Do I need to hunt down a smith?
> The same question occurred to me while reading anHmm. But if we're doing things for recreational use, they won't GET
> excellent book on medieval furniture which includes
> sections on how to "age" it. If one is trying to copy
> an extant piece exactly as it is now, that makes
> sense. But it is not how the piece would have appeared
> when it was made.
the same level of traffic that they would have gotten, and our
environments are different. I think my personal preference would be
to simulate how it would look after a year or two of use, rather than
centuries or brand new. Realistically, using brand new stuff is going
to be a fairly rare occurrence in a stuff-poor environment.
Bookwyrm and Empath
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>