Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: medieval shoes for SCA combat
- Hail and well met! By "Jorvik style" I'm just using that to help visualize. I
have come up with a stirrup-ed spat looking device which will go over my modern
hiking boots. The main body of the spat resembles a two toggle turn shoe. I am
away from home at the moment and don't have access to leather and tools, so I
improvised with a towel and para-cord as a model.
I actually have been assiduously going through the archives of theFlorilegium (I
have immense free time at the moment). The messages at times are hard to follow
and I have come to taking notes to look up later, but the articles are great.
Again many thanks!
“Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot
complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges
cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.” Carlos
From: Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...>
To: SCA Newcomers list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, May 28, 2011 1:48:32 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: medieval shoes for SCA combat
<<< Much thanks! The info was great. I needed a Jorvik type shoe so
this was a bit off MY mark, but did spur me on to "borrow" ideas AND
look into many of the articles/messages in the Florilegium. The 12
Step Mead making is a true keeper!Thanks for the help.
Thank you. I'm always interested in which files are of the most
interest. I can then concentrate on getting more, similar articles
There are several files on making mead in the BEVERAGES section. I've
had great success with mead making, much more so than my attempts at
making cider. About the only downside is that most meads need to age
for a year or so to be drinkable. And the fact that as the price of
honey continues to increase due to bee die-off and other problems, the
cost of making mead continues to climb. If you buy commercial mead,
take care that it is made from honey and isn't just honey flavored wine.
What do you mean by "a Jorvik type" shoe? A Viking-age shoe? I'm not
sure that the shoes across different cultures in that time period
varied that much.
In case you didn't see it, you might want to take a look at this file
in the Florilegium CLOTHING section. This file concentrates
specifically on period shoes and resources for info on them, as
opposed to modern shoes which will work in the SCA.
p-shoes-msg (58K) 1/24/08 Medieval footwear.
I also recommend looking at Marc Carlson's site, one of the best SCA
sites on period shoes.
If you'd prefer to buy rather than to make your shoes, this file
includes some reviews of various venders.
merch-shoes-msg (32K) 5/18/11 Lists and reviews of period-style shoe
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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