Re: [SCA-JML] geta straps
- Joshua Badgley wrote:
>Very similar, but not quite. The helmet cord is just a width of fabric (say 8-12")
> That makes sense. That's why it looks like just a fabric strip, usually.
> BTW, is this the same thing that is done for helmet straps and
> such? Where else is this kind of cord used?
and X yards long, rolled up into a long snake and stitched closed. Sakakibara Kozan
tells us that there were some armourers (or schools of armour) that would run a
narrow, flexible chain down the very center of the snake to give a little more
cut-resistance to the helmet cord. It sounds like a good idea, but it wouldn't be
much extra protection, I'd think. I'll probably be doing that in my "master work"
helmets just to be anally accurate. <G>
Off the top of my head, other than geta, the only other instance of such strap with
rope inside that I can think of is the "ear pieces" and "head ring" inside jingasa
and kasa, as the rope is nice and strong and the cloth is softer to the head and