Re: [Authentic_SCA] For all you authentic junky-fighters out there...
- In a message dated 6/9/2005 12:54:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<<So my question is, how far do you
take your authenticity on the field? Do you wear fully period mild
steel armour, stainless and/or leather, or modern "sports" armour? >>
I don't fight, but speaking for my husband, he's been working on getting his
harness more authentic. At this point he has a very authentic 14th century
rig that he wears primarily for demos and tourney company events, and a
somewhat less authentic (or at least less elaborate; overall he still looks like
he stepped off a tomb brass), but still much more so than the average joe,
harness that he wears for standard SCA fighting. A lot of his stuff is mild; he
makes sure to oil it after each use.
He's also been doing a lot of work towards learning more period fighting
styles and using them when he can.