26585Re: [SCA-JML] Elbow-long kote?
- Nov 1, 2009On Nov 2, 2009, at 12:12 AM, Al Jul wrote:
> Hello! Thanks for your quick answer!That's not a short kote. It's full length. The sleeves of the hitatare
> I have a picture of a definitely armoured "short kote" here:
are being worn down, and tied up around the elbow.
It's not as clear in this picture, but the same thing is happening on
the right (only here, the guy is also wearing his armour under the
>No, those are tekko -- just fabric half-sleeves worn for a bit of
> For the other one (the tube-like, as you called it), i had only seen
> it in manga and the like until i saw this picture:
> Then i began wondering if they were real thing after all. But maybe
> you are true and they were not armoured at all, although every time
> i saw them they looked rigid, as if made of steel.
They *did* have half kote, though (called "han-gote" -- but for the
love of God, do not do a Google image search on the term!). I thought
I had a picture of a set on the "kote" page in my manual, but it seems
I don't. I know there's a picture of them in my first book, however.
I'll try to dig up an image and put it on the web and send a link along.
Essentially, there is no set "style" for han-gote -- they are any
existing kote style, but they just come up to the fore-arm, and are
tied around the forearm just above the meaty bit (around the elbow
area) to hold them up, the same way they are tied around the wrist.
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