[Ansteorra] Spurs (was:Squire belts (was: Sable Thistle...etc.)

Faelan Caimbeul faelancaimbeul at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 09:52:14 PDT 2006

So, that's where we got the white belt idea from. I always wondered where
that came from exactly. 


Thanks for the info.





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Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Spurs (was:Squire belts (was: Sable Thistle...etc.)


On 6/21/06, Faelan Caimbeul <faelancaimbeul at gmail.com> wrote:

The white belt is a purely SCA thing. It's in law and the only official
symbol of knighthood. In period, a white belt simply meant you had a white
belt, hopefully matching your ensemble (but more than likely not).

Not true.  Du Charney says that a man about to be made a knight should be
dressed for the ceremony in a red tunic (showing his willingness to shed his
blood), black hose (to symbolize that he comes from the earth), a white belt
(to show purity), and a red cloak (such as was worn in antiquity). At the
ceremony he's given spurs and the accolade is performed. 

Therefore, the only true indication of a knight is his heart. How he carries
himself, how he treats others, how he pursues art and culture, protects the
weak, leads and generally makes a good effort to be the best person, the
best warrior, he can be. This means that we can find many a "knight" who has

never had a white belt, spurs or a chain, and should; and several who do
have this things and shouldn't.



I want to fight and to strive, to vie with my opponents and friends, and at
the end of the day cry out "ENOUGH!!! For I can lift my arms no longer" 

That is what is good in life. 

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