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9760RE: [medieval-leather] Bracers

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  • Jennifer Cootware
    Sep 14, 2004
      This does help, thank you. If you do happen to find those books that seem
      to be evading you, would you please post at least the names of the books so
      I can try to look them up? It would be most appreciated. Thank you for
      your help.


      > Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:26:01 -0000
      > From: "leatherchain" <red@...>
      >Subject: Re: Bracers
      > I can't remember or find the book, but there is a desription and
      >sketch of a full arm harness used for French tournaments in the 14th
      >or 15th century made completely out of leather with rope cording
      >running the entire length like pinstriping. Sorry, I just can't
      >remember which book, other than the fact that it was a book on
      >medieval armour with a woodcut on the front cover.
      > However, Oakeschott writes in Archaeology of weapons, "The earliest
      >record we have of the use of special armour for the tournamentis in
      >the accounts for the royal tournament held in the park at Windsor on
      >July 9, 1278. All the armour mentioned in these accounts is of
      >leather-even the helms- nothing tougher being needed against the
      >whalebone swords also mentioned." Dover 0-486-29288-6 Pg 192-193 of
      >Dover reprint.
      >Also, I think there is a picture of a leather tourney helm in
      >Waterer's Leather and the Warrior, although since I'm re-arranging
      >everything in my house atm, I can't seem to find it, either.
      > Hope this helps a little.

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