I had recently found a copy of a period woodcut which displayed some
Hungarian combatants (no, I don't remember where off the top of my head).
I use this picture a lot, as it places the use of 36 inch maces (judging
from the proportions of the mace to the people holding them) in period,
which happens to be my war weapon. They also have these really neat
shields, but that is neither here nor there. The men are wearing padded
tops with button on sleeves and an attached skirt. The only visible armor
are hardened elbows. So, my lady is making this with a denim inner lining
to hold armour plates. I'll let you know how it turns out. It should
give more flexibility.
Jeffrey Heilveil M.S. Ld. Bogdan de la Brasov, C.W.
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