7166Re: [SCA-JML] Warrior question...
- Feb 3, 2002Ii Saburou wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:Fraid so. Of course, you only need a tachi obi if you're wearing a tachi. The
> > > Makes sense. Is it attached to the belt (is it an obi that you see around
> > > the armor, that the sword is hung from/stuck through?)?
> > There are actually several sets of cords going around the body. One is the
> > tachiobi (which holds the sword). One is the koshikawa, which is the waist
> > cord for the ebira (quiver). (The tsurumaki actually hangs off this.) Another
> > is the uwaobi, which kind of holds everything together. In older armours,
> > this was a large, cord like thingie, while in the sengoku period it was a
> > real cloth sash.
> So, do all three exist in the later armours as well? I've just been using
> one, lately. I may have to change that.
tachi comes with one, so it's all part of one thing. You only have a koshikawa
when you're wearing a quiver, obviously. The one you *do* need is the uwa obi,
which can be a squire's belt or just a big muckin' sash.
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