Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Codpiece redux
- -=-Anyone care to document the current fashion of arming belts -
especially white knight's belts in the SCA and why some are big and
long, some times to the point of having to be hitched up over the
waist to prevent tripping?-=-
Does it have to do with the lack of red convertible sports cars?
(Oh, sorry; you said "document" not "analyze.")
Just a few days ago Sir Raymond the Quiet did a presentation here as
part of Guest Fest. I haven't finished that summary page, but others
of the series is here. Master Tomas Fraser's page would probably
interest many people here.
He talked about belts quite a bit, about doo-dads fastened to belts
of Romans, of Vikings, of Saxons, of archeological evidence and
casting methods. Raymond's been a knight for over 30 years, and a
Laurel for nearly that long. He said he knows better than to wear
the ring belt he often wears (his knight's belt), but it's ancient
SCA tradition and people are used to it. Here's some more about
It's pretty common (as well as being ancient tradition) for people in
the SCA to choose exotic over "mundane," when the documentable
medieval or Renaissance item would've been so much like our own
modern, everyday object that it's kind of disappointing.
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- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Sandra Dodd <Sandra@...> wrote:
>Yes, like an additional pocket.
> This is followed by a discussion of the codpiece as container, this
> time with references to contemporary sources, codpieces as signs of
> virility, and a description of her sources including contemporary
> Container for things other than... the obvious?
> Like keys and ID? Money?
I don't think people normally carried keys with them as there usually
was somebody at home (at least in larger households). They didn't
have driving licenses and other ID back then. I don't know about
passports - 18th and 19th century passports were large documents that
one might slip inside one's coat or jacket and that one carried only
when travelling abroad. Money and handkerchiefs, yes, this is