Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Hero - loved it!
- Actually, I am of the opinion that using the medium carbon steels and hardening and tempering them, in the thicknesses/weights they are using is less accurate than mild steel, for the most part. The weights they are coming up with (only a couple pounds per leg harness) is less than most of what I am finding in my museum catalogs. I am sure there are exceptions, though.
Some of Henry VIII's armors show incomplete, or failed attempts at the process. He imported some of the very finest Italian, and then, German armorers that he was able to afford. If the King of England wasn't able to get it right...
mattfmcti <mattfmcti@...> wrote:
A lot has
been made recently on the AA about the used of carbon steel and
various hardening methods to improve authenticity and cut down on
wieght, and I was wondering how this topic would be handled in a
An eager and curious student humbly picking your brain,
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