Re: plastic armor (Society for Visual Standards)
>kings would do a better service to the society by encouragingtastefully done armor and discouraging crap through - uh - peer
pressure. A more acceptable approach than outlawing a particular
material (and I suppose duct tape is not made with plastic?)
How many stainless steel helmets, spun domes, and alluminum harnesses
are out there? How many people at least started with these? Let us get
rid of tennis shoes on the battle field before we go tearing into the
"creative" part of Anachronism.
> ...would be to pressure the knights to ensure that their squires haddecent stuff -
and make it clear that decent actually means both safe and good
looking. Trickle it down to retainers and household members - you
represent your household or whatever, so you should take some kind of
pride in that, and maybe that means enlisting the rest of the household
to help someone who's starting out. Maybe start some armor
scholarships for kingdom fighters who can't afford nice stuff.
Those who are not part of a military house, or Squires to a Knight,
would catch on. Even a general push Society wide in the direction of
pagentry would be good, but banning materials that have been a
mainstay for the Society since its beginning is a mistake.
I also wonder, since 99% (ish) of those of us who make Japanese armor
use synthetic (read - plastic) lacing...even if we paint our kydex, or
steel...does the lacing qualify as banned under Atlantian laws?
Yikes...It is getting deep...
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