- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Kinjal of Moravia"
> Apparently the 'swing effect' iswash
> more important than material. Besides this looks just like
> hung out to dry.Not if the "swing effect" is the most important aspect. The body of
> Perhaps the Mongolian archer use of silk for armor was more
> effective that we believe.
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.
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John edgerton <sirjon1@p...>
> The comment about being in constant motion, like giant birds.Makes me
> think the cloak was attached to both wrists. That would give abird or
> bat wing appearance and would also provide protection from bothsides.
Perhaps, but a regular style half-circle doesn't work. I have been
playing with some other styles (you probably guessed that)and have a
prototype that seems to work - even found some material that sorta
looks like feathers. I'll keep you posted off-line, or here if
anyone else in interested. Actually it will be cool and servicable
even if you are not an archer. And it will be semi-perod, being a
modified Gallic Coat.