Re: [SCA Newcomers] As long as we're talking persona....
- On Wednesday 21 June 2006 16:22, Kristine Elliott wrote:
> My husband, who started fighting over 25 years ago, maintains that it isI haven't researched it deeply enough to say "impossible", but I would certainly
> impossible for authentic 12th century and earlier medieval armor to meet the
> current armor standards.
go so far as to say "extremely difficult". My persona is 11th century Byzantine,
and I am working on period-style armour as an upgrade to my current non-specific
armour. I can make something that is stylistically similar to the authentic, but
I've never seen documentation for Byzantine armour of that period that would
pass my inspection as an SCA Marshal without modification. (If someone knows
of such a design, please let me know, as I'd be very interested!)
So, I would tend to agree with your husband on this point. Many people with
early-period personae make later-period armour for this reason.
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable and on a chief dovetailed Or two
keys fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey