[SCA-AE] Re: Sca-aethelmearc Digest, Vol 18, Issue 24
corwin at swordandmug.us
Mon Feb 12 12:45:26 EST 2007
The kit you describe striving to achieve sounds remarkably beautiful;
however, stepping off of the field until you are able to accumulate the gear
would be self-defeating in striving for martial authenticity (especially in
terms of the recognition of the Order for Martial Authenticity). Striking
an impressive image of authentic armaments is only half of the desired goal.
Striving for authentic execution and knowledge as the fighter you seek to
recreate is of equal importance. Removing yourself from the field would be
unkind to yourself and be a hamstringing sacrifice to achieving your goal.
Please stay on the field simultaneously. Craft, fight, learn, and share
through example the knowledge you accumulate to encourage others to produce
the same fruits. That is what the award is meant to encourage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Snaebjorn Hakonarson" <snaebjornr at yahoo.com>
To: <discussion at aethelmearc.org>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:06 PM
Subject: [SCA-AE] Re: Sca-aethelmearc Digest, Vol 18, Issue 24
> > Well...After reading all the missives it makes me even happier at
> > my
> > decision. Never again will I fight in the SCA until my kit is as
> > close to perfect as I can get it.
> > My helm will have an aventail from just under the eyes. No visible
> > bars. My body armour will be riveted chain. All necessary
> > protection
> > that can't be provided by the chain will be hidden under the chain
> > as
> > well as a tunic. Leg armour will be hidden by my pants. Gauntlet
> > for
> > the left hand will be a finger gauntlet probably covered in garment
> > leather to look less apparent. Sword will have the fittings to look
> > correct. A round shield that looks like a plank shield.
> > That is the only way I'll get back on the field. Ever since I heard
> > about the OMMA I decided to strive for it.
> > In service,
> > Snaebjorn Hakonarson
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