Re: [SCA Newcomers] duct tape
- Hi Stephan,
Indeed on the metallic color. When I'm feeling blingy, I use the
chrome stuff. And the colored duct tape is easily had at walmart. Lots
As far as the athletic tape goes, I've run across a few people using
it in my travels, and first read it on Duke Bellatrix's site.
I don't go through everything he does with his swords, because it
makes a very tip heavy sword, and I prefer the balance more towards
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 10:26 PM, Stefan li
> Cailin said:
> <<< Then, instead of using duct tape, use white athletic tape, which you
> can find at a sporting goods store. Its lighter, and lasts a bit
> longer in my experience. Then use a stripe of electrical or other
> colored tape, about half an inch wide, to denote your edges. If you
> need more advice or sword making, just let us know. We're all full of
> advice. Some of it is occasionally even good. >>>
> This is the first that I've heard of using this "white athletic" tape.
> It might have advantages since much of the duct tape that I've seen is
> the cheaper stuff which just has a plastic backing. The better duct
> tape has threads interwoven in a cloth-like matrix.
> Part of the fondness for duct tape has been its usual silver color
> making it look more metallic. If you have a need for other colors of
> duct tape, such as for edging, it is actually available in a wide
> variety of colors, but you may have to look a bit for some of them.
> I do have this file in the COMBAT section of the Florilegium which
> might be of use in finding other duct tape colors.
> duct-tape-msg (9K) 6/16/05 Sources for unusual colors of duct
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