Re: [Authentic_SCA] fencing armor, was:speaking of...
- On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Ariane Helou wrote:
> Alianor wrote:The issue of corsets has been hashed to death on the ladyrapier list. You
> >It's not so much a matter of time as of the documentation being on my home
> >computer at the moment. 2 layers of linen passes, but doesn't offer so
> >much padding. ;^) I've been getting many more bruises than I'm used to
> >since I started fighting in this.
> I bet! Ouch. Well...maybe a doublet would be easier to pad than a
> tunic? Or I could just wear a corset underneath. That covers the area
> where one is most likely to be hit - and I don't think I can get a bruise
> through that thing ;-)
COULD do a quilted lining or something of the like for the doublet - but
that would add warmth. And I mostly get arm bruises. I didn't fence for
a month before my wedding because I didn't want to have to try to hide my
varying-shades-of-purple biceps (our calibration has improved since then).
> >I'm going to add a 5-oz undertunicThese are equivalent to 4 layers of trigger by the "put the fabric on the
> >(which will go between my skin and my chest protector) at some point,
> >which will both make the armor pass a punch test for longer AND give me
> >just a bit more protection from evidence of poking. So eventually it will
> >be three layers, but they will be three layers of linen. Keep in mind
> >also that armor standards vary from kingdom to kingdom.
> That's true. Ours have gone down to "normal" (ie, the equivalent of 4
> layers of trigger cloth instead of 8!!) - I think what you described should
> fit them. I can double check.
ground and jab at it 4 times with a broken foil" method. Some folks are
in the process of developing a drop-tester, and I don't know if it'll pass
a drop-test (not all trigger passes at 4 layers).
>The difference is unbelievable. I still practice in my Triplette
> >It'd be less hot than the cotton/poly you're probably wearing now, but
> >what makes the linen cool is that it *breathes*. So you'll definitely be
> >cooler in just linen.
> Cool :-) I haven't fenced at event in months, simply because it is so darn
jacket and it's so much hotter.
> >You might be interested in joining the Ladyrapier list (also onMaybe I'll see ya there.
> >yahoogroups) - at least to look at the armor patterns in the files
> OK - I'll check it out, thanks! :-)
Sarah Michele Ford
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