Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: What would you want?
- as a newcommer i know that this quite unrealistic but a decent set of
"starter set" of armor i am currently waiting on my first set (fortunatly my
armorer is my best friend and is giving it to me pro bono" but a helm,
gambeson, elbow cops, and knee cops would be great for some one who is still
using thier barony/shire/households/ loaner gear. but barring that rule
books would be excelent
>From: kimmjordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: What would you want?
>Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 20:33:49 -0000
>As a newcomer planning on attending my first Pennsic this year, here
>are some generic-type items I'd be interested in:
>- Known World Handbook
>- Garb or perhaps a "gift certificate" for garb
>- Feast basket and/or gear
>- Basket or belt pouch
>Basically, just about anything period that could replace a modern item
>that a newbie isn't likely to have gotten around to yet. Period
>equivalents of tote bags or water bottles, or maybe a lantern to
>replace a flashlight, or perhaps something artistic that could lend to
>the atmosphere of a camp or tent. I don't have a lot of specific
>ideas here, since I'm not very clear on what the period equivalents of
>some of these items might be, but hopefully this will spark some ideas
>for those of you who do know!
>Cassandra Arabella Giordano
>--- In scanewcomers@y..., Irene leNoir <irene@l...> wrote:
> > Hello Everyone,
> > As part of the Newcomers Point Activities for the upcoming Pennsic
> > War, we will once again be offering a "Newcomers Quest". Last year
> > the prize was a copy of the Known World Handbook. This year, I'm
> > looking for ideas for other possible prizes.
> > If you were to win, would you want the Known World Handbook? Or is
> > there some other item that you think would make a cool prize?
> > Maitresse Irene leNoir
> > Pennsic 31 Newcomers Point Coordinator
> > newcomers@p...
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- Well, there is always e-bay, which always has some armor bits for
sale. The armor archive (link is in the links section, I don't know
it offhand) is a good resource. Then there are generally folks who
have small armories and patterns and such who will probably be local
to you; check around your fighter practice wherever you are. Folks
will know how or know who knows how locally.
Gambesons are fairly simple: use a moving blanket or other some such
quilted material and make a long vest and separate arms that attach
only at the shoulder point (open armpits).
Knees and elbows: you can use plastic or leather over construction
grade kneepads (see the hardware store for these).
I can draw up some rough patters for these if you'd like.
Helm? check ebay or the armor archive.
You should be able to score a decent one for less than $200.
Hope this is helpful.
In Omnia Veritas
Njall Tjorkilsson, KSCA
--- In scanewcomers@y..., "Talrath von Eifel" <tuba_tal@h...> wrote:
> as a newcommer i know that this quite unrealistic but a decent set
> "starter set" of armor i am currently waiting on my first set
> armorer is my best friend and is giving it to me pro bono" but a
> gambeson, elbow cops, and knee cops would be great for some one who
> using thier barony/shire/households/ loaner gear. but barring that
> books would be excelent