Re: [SCA-JML] Elbow-long kote?
- Hello! Thanks for your quick answer!
I have a picture of a definitely armoured "short kote" here:
For the other one (the tube-like, as you called it), i had only seen it in manga and the like until i saw this picture:
Then i began wondering if they were real thing after all. But maybe you are true and they were not armoured at all, although every time i saw them they looked rigid, as if made of steel.
--- El lun, 2/11/09, JL Badgley <tatsushu@...> escribió:
De: JL Badgley <tatsushu@...>
Asunto: Re: [SCA-JML] Elbow-long kote?
Fecha: lunes, 2 de noviembre, 2009 01:40
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:06 AM, yuber_i <yuber_i@yahoo. es> wrote:
> Hello again! While looking for instructions about how to make a pair of kote i ran over a few pictures depicting kote which covered only the hand and forearm. I had seen something similar on tv shows, with samurai in everyday wear with only these small protections on. So my question is, are this fency 2oth-century inventions, or did they really exist? and, if so, has anyone got the patterns for them?
Do you have pictures?
I think you are talking about the sleeve-coverings- -like tubes that go
over the ends of sleeves. Those seem to be popular with people who
travel or do manual labor, probably to keep their garments from
getting too dirty. I'm trying to think if I've seen those armored, or
not. Or do you mean a full sleeve that only has armor over the hand
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- On Nov 2, 2009, at 12:12 AM, Al Jul wrote:
> Hello! Thanks for your quick answer!That's not a short kote. It's full length. The sleeves of the hitatare
> I have a picture of a definitely armoured "short kote" here:
are being worn down, and tied up around the elbow.
It's not as clear in this picture, but the same thing is happening on
the right (only here, the guy is also wearing his armour under the
>No, those are tekko -- just fabric half-sleeves worn for a bit of
> For the other one (the tube-like, as you called it), i had only seen
> it in manga and the like until i saw this picture:
> Then i began wondering if they were real thing after all. But maybe
> you are true and they were not armoured at all, although every time
> i saw them they looked rigid, as if made of steel.
They *did* have half kote, though (called "han-gote" -- but for the
love of God, do not do a Google image search on the term!). I thought
I had a picture of a set on the "kote" page in my manual, but it seems
I don't. I know there's a picture of them in my first book, however.
I'll try to dig up an image and put it on the web and send a link along.
Essentially, there is no set "style" for han-gote -- they are any
existing kote style, but they just come up to the fore-arm, and are
tied around the forearm just above the meaty bit (around the elbow
area) to hold them up, the same way they are tied around the wrist.
- There's an image here: