Re: [SCA-JML] New to the list.
- On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Thaddeus <thaddeusgmoore@...> wrote:
> I am new to the list and fairly new to the SCA. I am from SanWelcome! You've been to a lot more in 10 months than most people I know!
> Diego, CA (Barony of Calafia, Kingdom of Caid). I have been fighting
> 10 months and have attended 5 wars and several tourneys. I have had
> a life long love affair with all things Japanese and have lived in
> Japan in the past. Two Years while my father was stationed there in
> the Navy, one year when I was stationed there as a US Marine.
> The idea of a Japanese persona never occured to me. The firstWell, we should be able to help. There are some good resources in the
> time I saw someone in Japanese armor was Estrella War XIX (2 weeks
> ago). Lately I have been absorbing all the knowledge I can glean
> from the Internet. I do not know of anyone in my area who even has a
> Japanese persona, much less makes armor or garb.
"Files" section of the Yahoo!Group, and you should really check out
"http://www.sengokudaimyo.com". I especially recommend going here before
you start your armour--I continually wish that I had!
> My local household and SCA friends have been unsupportive of myPeople will give flak for it. My response is to try and be as authentic
> interest. I have taken flak from just about everyone for even
> bringing up the idea. From a critique of how being Japanese does not
> fit into the society at large to comments on how worthless the 2
> handed fighting style of the Katana is in SCA combat at fighter
> practice, to the question of my sexual preference because I like the
> way Japanese armor looks.
as I can be (a personal goal). I figure it is hard for a person in a
TSCA, non-authentic t-tunic to criticize someone who is actually
re-creating period clothes of his chosen time and place. If they talk
about how Japanese would never have made it to Europe (and they really
probably wouldn't) ask why a Viking is sitting down with a French
Rennaisance man and a Crusader--the liklihood of that combination is no
more impossible, imho.
> Perhaps I will be able to locate someone on this group that isI recommend looking at http://www.sengokudaimyo.com. Parachute cord is
> reasonable close to me geographically. Right now I am aquiring the
> materials to make a mogami-do (horizontal plates with sugake-
> odoshi). My plan right now is to use black ABD plastics and 550 cord
> (parachute cord). I look forward to hearing from you all!
strong, but I don't recall if it is flat, and you really want that flat
look. Also, if you look at the armouring section, there are suggestions
there for how best to do it.
If you want to have less ridicule from your European counterparts, you
might want to try doing a late period riveted armour out of metal. On the
one hand, you don't have to worry about fraying cords nearly as much. On
the other, it can be reasonably done with metal. I personally like metal
for any do with a large amount of spacing between the lacings. Also, you
can do a nice, metal do and then add decorative lacing, rather than
worrying about the lacing actually being required for holding anything up.
Plus, for all that I want to try a nice kebiki odoshi laced o-yoroi or
maru-do with good plastic, I still feel safest behind a nice, solid, metal
The biggest thing, if you are worried about ridicule, is to do some
research first and make the absolute best armour that you can. A lot of
the problems people have I don't believe are materials and cost nearly as
much as they are measurements (eg, the lacing is round and too widely