Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Porcupine quills - used in period?
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- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Amy Heilveil" <amyheilveil@...>
>I suppose I should clarify; these aren't those humongous ones from
> I have not seen any references to these being used as scribal tools in
> Europe during the SCA time frame.
African porcupines, these are the skinny little ones that you can cut
off the ends and use as essentially very long bugle beads. With a
diameter of only about 3/64" and not a lot of tensile strength, they
aren't very useful for writing. Wish they were; at least I could do
something period with them.