Re: [E_Rapier] Re: Letter about gorgets...
- On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Eve Harris & David Stamper <
> My personal preference (repeat, personal) is a solid gorget. It makes meHaving worn both a solid gorget in the past that encircled my neck, and my
> feel more secure and I don't find it particularly uncomfortable. I've been
> wearing one since we started the schlager experiment many moons ago so I
> guess I'm used to it. Does it provide me with greater protection than a
> gorget constructed using the proposed rule? Perhaps a little bit. I think
> the solid gorget can distribute the force of a blow a bit more evenly than
> brigantine type gorget. Would I be comfortable wearing a gorget under the
> proposed rule? Yes, I would be, as long as it covered the appropriate
current design of steal, overlapping, plates front and back on soft leather
(some would call it brigantine) I can honestly say I feel safer and more
protected with my current design. I've taken hard shots in the neck before
and found that they end up dispersing the energy in 2 lines, one at the top
and one at the bottom, pushing into the throat.
My current design disperses the energy much better than the solid design so
it is safer (and I found in order to cover the throat at all times, it also
has to cover the arteries). Plus I find it far more comfortable than the
rigid "dog collar".
Now this all does apply to heavy rapier. C&T is a different matter,
personally once I have my C&T kit back together it will involve more arm
protection, collar bone protection and decent protection to the whole head
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- On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM, M <menzinas@...> wrote:
>> > I can't go around strangling members of my Barony! For any reason. Even educational ones.hmm... oh yeah, both cards are blue!
>> You don't have to strangle him to death, just a little demonstration.
> That is the 'Society for Consenting Adults' not 'Society for Creative Anacronism' don't get them confused.
> How about a mythbuster's approch? Put the gorget(s) on a dummy and wack the dummy with a sword?While lots of dummys are available, finding a way to simulate the neck
underneath is harder.
> ps wanna wrestle?Sure :-) Though my impression is that you're learning to fight,
unlike judo which is very much a sport.