3942Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Garb Questions and more!
- Dec 12, 2002I should probably stop the lurking thing too. I did enjoy in recent "Equal Oppertunity Destroyers" comment, so true, so true. I don't know to much about history but I do know somegreat SCAer's in the San Antonio & Austin, Texas area if anyone needs that kinda information. :))
"vengasd <vengasd@...>" <vengasd@...> wrote:Greetings,
I guess this is a good time to de-lurk in this newsgroup since I may
have some useful knowledge.
--- In email@example.com, "Erin Truesdell
<Lilith2592@a...>" <Lilith2592@a...> wrote:
> also, what does a woman fighter wear? skirts seem like a hinderanceThere was a Lady fighting at the Queen's Champion Tourney in
> but i'm sure a woman in pants isn't common, though i did once see a
> woodcutting of a renaissance woman on a hunt in those poufy pants.
Calafia. She fought with a rapier in each hand while wearing a skirt
and seemed evenly matched with her opponent. There was a great deal
of anticipation among the audience while each fencer jockeyed for
advantage. Finally, the Lady's endurance seemed to wane underneath
the noontime heat. For a brief moment her blade wavered and her
opponent leaped in for an attack, mortally wounding the Lady. The
crowd applauded her efforts, for she died well.
Here's a website with some interesting images of women dueling:
> and about what time period did light weapons fighting come intoFrom "A Brief History of Fencing":
"rapier technique had its birth in the late 16th century, while
the 17th century was the golden age of this weapon."
You can read more at:
I'd be interested in seeing anything else you come up with on your
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