[Ansteorra] Helm question

iainmacc at juno.com iainmacc at juno.com
Sun Nov 4 22:40:32 PST 2001

On Sun, 04 Nov 2001 21:22:01 -0600 James Crouchet <jtc at io.com> writes:
> Doré asked:
> > > I've seen period examples of helms with a circle of holes
> drilled over
> > > the ears to make it easier to hear inside the helm.
> > >
> > > So is it legal to do that to a helm for armored fighting?
> Obviously if
> > > you drilled so many holes that it weakened the helm, that would
> be a
> > > problem but is it ok otherwise?
> Carl replied:
> > It is legal so long as the holes do not allow a 1" dowel rod.
> [chuckle] I'm thinking of holes about 1/16 inch in diameter. Not
> much
> problem, I guess.

        I think my question would be, if you get hit right at the ear
holes, is it going to drive compressed air into an unpadded ear? If you
leave the padding as shock baffle, does it defeat the purpose of the

      Yours in Service,

              Iain MacCrimmon

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