Re: [SCA-JML] Re: O Yori or any other form of japanese armour
>Word of warning:
> It's not by any stretch of the imagination SCA-legal for combat, but
> the 'Wonderful Usagisite'
> (http://www.fsinet.or.jp/~usa/indexenglish.html) is the web page for
> a Japanese armor club, and has extensive information on period
> Japanese armor, as well as instructions (full-size patterns are
> available) for constructing replica gusoku and kabuto from corrugated
> cardboard (hardened with joint cement and laminated with fabric.
> Be aware that English is _not_ the author's first language, and
> some of the instructions and descriptions may sound confusing to
> anyone who hasn't built Japanese plastic models and seen some of the
> wierd constructs that come out of Japanese grammar being applied to
Usagitei is massively bogus, and the patterns work well with cardboard, but
aren't really useful for SCA armour.
In fact, the armour doesn't even replicate Japanese armour that well.