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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Help With Lacing Pattern of Shitagarami

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  • Ii Saburou Katsumori (Joshua B.)
    ... Okay, I just talked to Hiraizumi-dono and had some clarifications made: O-yoroi don t use the tomegawa at all. If they aren t held up by the leather,
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      On 12/11/05, Ii Saburou Katsumori (Joshua B.) <tatsushu@...> wrote:
      > On 12/11/05, men_yoroi <men_yoroi@...> wrote:
      > > I am stuck on a similar area.
      > > I am planning on making a proper o-yoroi armour. I am working from
      > > Effinhams website but an unsure of kebiki lacing in the dofor hon-
      > > kozane. Whereas there is sinew or similar used in suguke lacing to
      > > keep the do solid, I dont know how to do this with kebiki as the
      > > bottom 4 rows are used for the shitagarami.
      > > Any help would be extremely useful!
      > > Thanks
      >
      > "Note that, contrary to common misconception, laced Japanese armour — at
      > least in modern styles — does not move, and the lames are not flexible. The
      > armour is held rigid by way of special pieces of lacing called " tomegawa"
      > (lit. "stopping leathers"). If the dô you are making is laced, whether only
      > for one lame or in entirety, you must open special holes in your plates in
      > addition to those for the odoshi itself for these tomegawa. Tomegawa are
      > short lengths of fine cord (I recommend artificial sinew) that pass through
      > these holes and the upper-most row of lacing holes. This is what makes laced
      > armours rigid. For sugake odoshi, there is one set of holes per row of
      > lacing; for kebiki, it is one set of holes every 3" or so." - A. J. Bryant,
      > "Nihon Katchu Seisakuben -- An Online Japanese Armour Manual: Making the
      > Do", http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/katchu/katchu.ch07.html
      >
      > So, even though you are using those holes for the shitagarami, you are also
      > going to use it for the tomegawa as well, just as you would have both the
      > sugake-odoshi and the tomegawa through the same holes. Does that make
      > sense?

      Okay, I just talked to Hiraizumi-dono and had some clarifications
      made: O-yoroi don't use the tomegawa at all. If they aren't held up
      by the leather, o-yoroi would basically collapse. The lames are
      solid, but they aren't apparently held rigid in to each other.

      -Ii
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