ANST - Re: History Repeats Itself

Synrik synrik at
Sat Apr 14 20:26:40 PDT 2001

Wouldn't a small piece of perforated Lexan solve this problem?  It's cheap, easy
to work, easy to come by (Home Depot), can be wired to the inside for the battles
with archers and as easily removed for the other battles of the day.

It is the least work, least cost to solve that one-in-a-billion chance of . . . .
er', being maimed or worse.  Why remake thousands of arrows when you can just add
just a little protection to a couple of hundred helmets and call it done?

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Gustave alf Blitzgarten

David Hughes wrote:

> Bob Dewart wrote:
>   As long as there is a chance the back end of the arrow can
> > get inside the helm there will be, however remote, a chance it will make it
> > to the eye.  What chance out of a million, a billion, a trillion is
> > exceptable to you and the SEM?  Because as long as there is a chance, it can
> > happen.  There are only 3 thing I know of that will reduce the chance to
> > ZERO: 1) Don't have combat archery, 2) Make the back end bigger, in a
> > noncollaspeable manner, than the openings of the helm, 3) Personnal eye
> > protection that will not allow contact with the eye by a foreign object.
> >
> > So what is level of safety we are looking for?  Once we know that, then,
> > possibly an answer to that question can be found.
> >
> > Gilli
> >
> 4) Modify the armour regs for combat archery to prevent penetration by
> a nock (perf metal faceplates, heavy hardware cloth over eye slits,
> etc.  Look at some of the proposals when combat archery was first
> proposed).
> You don't want to modify your helm?  Sit out any melee that involves
> combat archery.
> David Gallowglass
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