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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Armor requirments

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  • Maria
    You can also go to Car Washes and get the barrels that they get soap in and stuff. But, you really want to get in contact with someone in your area about what
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 7, 2006
      You can also go to Car Washes and get the barrels that they get soap in and stuff. But, you really want to get in contact with someone in your area about what the armor requirements are before heeding anyone's advice.

      Do you live anywhere near Thunder Bay? I have some acquaintences there that can help you. If not, check this web site - http://www.ealdormere.sca.org/findgroup.shtml. That's the page to find a local group in Ealdormere. If you aren't anywhere near there, then you're probably in either Northshield or the Midrealm. My best suggestion is to check out that web site and see if your area is in there and then contact someone from the correct group.

      I have emailed the Baron of the Barony you named and have asked him to email you.

      In Service to the Dream,
      Lady Elizabeta Maria dei Medici, SSG
      Maria Buchanan
      Official Worrier of House Starfire
      Hospitaler - Barony of the Stargate
      Hospitaler - Shire of Gate's Edge
      In the Stellar Kingdom of Ansteorra
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: None
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 4:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Armor requirments

      What would your suggestion be for a heavy and inexpensive way to
      armor up to start with? I'll admit right now I've got dazzling
      lights in my eyes about some amazing looking stuff, so I don't want
      to admit I might have to start with mismatched 'modern' equipment,

      I'm actually looking into how much really happens in my area, it
      doesn't appear that there is really that much. I may end up just
      poking away at the armor as a hobby, because I do enjoy making the
      few things I've tried so far.

      Thanks for the help so far!

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, "James Taylor" <jtaylor04@...>
      > It really depends on the thickness of your leather backing. The
      scales you
      > are looking at very thin, and being scale, they don't have that
      much overlap
      > to increase the thickness the way lamellar would. Society
      standards are a
      > minimum of heavy leather with 1/4" closed cell foam padding over
      the Kidneys
      > or its equivalent, so as long as you have padding and it is rigid
      over your
      > kidneys you should be able to pass inspection. However, your
      Kingdom may
      > have stricter requirements, so ymmv.
      > Also a thing to think about is this: As a new fighter, you will
      get hit -
      > Often. Now, everyone in this game loves to show off a big purple
      red bone
      > bruises from a really good shot we took, but we don't really care
      for the 4
      > days of soreness until it goes away. As a new fighter you should
      pad up
      > heavily and inexpensively, and then once you build up some skills
      so you
      > aren't being hit as often and are more certain this is something
      you want to
      > keep doing invest in a better and lighter rig.
      > Imbicatus
      > On 3/3/06, None <thoras1@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello all, I'm just starting to get interested in the SCA,
      > > out stuff and really hoping to get into it. My main interest is
      > > heavy armored combat, I'm currently taking a Chivalrous
      > > Swordhandling course offered at my college, which led me to the
      > >
      > > I'm also very interested in taking a shot at making my own armor,
      > > which I've started to do and am quite interested in. I'm still a
      > > bit vague on the armor requirements for the SCA though, I've read
      > > the armor guidelines a dozen times, but I'm still not totally
      > > about what's good enough.
      > >
      > > My main question right now would be, would scale armor attached
      to a
      > > leather backing be legal protection for body/legs/arms? I'm not
      > > sure if it's feasible to make the leg/arm armor out of scale, but
      > > it's something I wouldn't mind trying if it would meet
      > >
      > > The scale I'm looking at comes from the ringlord,
      > > http://theringlord.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?
      > >
      > > The mild steel leaf Shaped
      > > - 9/16" x 7/8" x 0.020" Thick
      > > "as punched" 1/4 hard temper
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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