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  • Carolus Eulenhorst
    Apr 2, 2004
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      This is the first I have heard of such a thing. Any references, how
      about time and culture?
      Carolus
      On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 10:53:37 -0000 "Kinjal of Moravia"
      <gusarimagic@...> writes:
      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "jameswolfden"
      > <jameswolfden@y...> wrote:
      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Kinjal of Moravia"
      > > <gusarimagic@r...> wrote:
      > > > Apparently the 'swing effect' is
      > > > more important than material. Besides this looks just like
      > > wash
      > > > hung out to dry.
      > > >
      > > > Perhaps the Mongolian archer use of silk for armor was more
      > > > effective that we believe.
      > > >
      > > > kinjal
      > >
      > > Not if the "swing effect" is the most important aspect. The body
      > of
      > > the archer would prevent the swing effect.
      > >
      > > My understanding is that the silk was worn next to the skin but
      > > that armor was still worn. This might be either lacquered leather
      >
      > > or iron plates depending on what part of the cavalry the archer
      > > was part of. The silk was supposed to minimize the damage
      > > caused by any arrows that got through the armor.
      > >
      > > James Wolfden
      > .............................................................
      > Of course. Yet I also wonder if the "belief that arrows would not
      > kill them" (arrows could be easily removed without festering
      > wounds)
      > also provided an 'armor' of sorts.
      >
      > In a similar vein, I have come accross allusive references to a
      > cloak worn by ancient archers. It was attached to the left wrist
      > such that it hung down from the bow hand to form a 'shield'. The
      > outside (enemy view) was patterned to give a false impression as to
      >
      > the archer's form, while the inside (friendly view) was colored for
      >
      > identification and protection from 'friendly fire'. Now I wonder if
      >
      > the loose hanging drape might not have provided some actual physical
      >
      > protection as well. I will have to experiment, and will certainly
      > make one to add to my garb.
      >
      > any help here from myth or stories??
      >
      > kinjal
      > ..............................................
      >
      > here is an excerpt from a ballad including the idea....
      >
      > "The Talon of Styria" (stair-ee-ah)
      >
      > All dread whispered him the Talon the Talon of Styria
      > None knew from whixt he faire came none dare ask of his
      > destiny.
      >
      > Strong bound left arm was never seen for his cloak fastened
      > at
      > the wrist
      > To a gauntlet set with razor teeth and a flail of leather and
      >
      > steel.
      > No coward ever saw sword and lived his long reach hand was
      > never still.
      > Raven locks were woven with feathers but scarce hid quivered
      >
      > arrows true.
      >
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