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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: O Yori or any other form of japanese armour

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  • Anthony J. Bryant
    ... Word of warning: Usagitei is massively bogus, and the patterns work well with cardboard, but aren t really useful for SCA armour. In fact, the armour
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2000
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      > 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
      > English.

      Word of warning:

      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.


      Effingham
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