20227Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Help With Lacing Pattern of Shitagarami
- Dec 11 2:02 PMOn 12/11/05, men_yoroi <men_yoroi@...> wrote:
> I am stuck on a similar area."Note that, contrary to common misconception, laced Japanese armour � at
> I am planning on making a proper o-yoroi armour. I am working from
> Effinhams website but an unsure of kebiki lacing in the dofor hon-
> kozane. Whereas there is sinew or similar used in suguke lacing to
> keep the do solid, I dont know how to do this with kebiki as the
> bottom 4 rows are used for the shitagarami.
> Any help would be extremely useful!
least in modern styles � does *not* move, and the lames are not flexible.
The armour is held rigid by way of special pieces of lacing called "*
tomegawa*" (lit. "stopping leathers"). If the *d�* you are making is laced,
whether only for one lame or in entirety, you must open special holes in
your plates in addition to those for the *odoshi* itself for these *
tomegawa.* *Tomegawa* are short lengths of fine cord (I recommend artificial
sinew) that pass through these holes and the upper-most row of lacing holes.
This is what makes laced armours rigid. For *sugake odoshi,* there is one
set of holes per row of lacing; for *kebiki,* it is one set of holes every
3" or so." - A. J. Bryant, "Nihon Katchu Seisakuben -- An Online Japanese
Armour Manual: Making the Do",
So, even though you are using those holes for the shitagarami, you are also
going to use it for the tomegawa as well, just as you would have both the
sugake-odoshi and the tomegawa through the same holes. Does that make
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