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13283Re: [SCA-JML] Possible Armor Lacing Braid Source

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  • Alcyoneus
    Feb 27, 2004
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      How many threads in the pattern?


      At 08:25 PM 2/27/2004 -0500, you wrote:

      >Elaine Koogler wrote:
      > > I know I'm jumping in here...probably not a good thing as I am not a
      > > fighter, don't make armor, etc. But...if you REALLY want to do spiff,
      > > learn how to do kumihino and braid your own cord! ;-)
      >Oh, yeah. Well, there is that. <G>
      >one of my teachers in Tokyo spent about three years reverse-engineering a
      >kumihimo pattern to make lacing for a 12th C. armour he was making -- the
      >was too broad for machine-made lacing to deal with from his usual
      >supplier, and
      >he also wanted to use exactly the same braid-pattern as the original. We're
      >pretty certain he's the first one to have used that pattern (he
      >redescovered it
      >after many, many yards of error) for several hundred years. Oy.


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