[Ansteorra] Ansteorra Digest, Vol 59, Issue 28
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Tue Mar 29 12:19:42 PDT 2011
Can I point out the 'affordable' part: $200 for a helm vs. $45 for a mask? Just sayin'.
-Lady Grainne Kathleen NicPadraig MacDaniel
Son, I never knew there was part of me missing until you were born.
> From: ceallach at dwarfworks.com
> Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:03:41 -0500
> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Ansteorra Digest, Vol 59, Issue 28
> What Avery siad ;-} However, there are places that will sell you one
> of those helms pre-modified for fencing but that does bump the price
> to $200, which is the bottom end of the almost ready for the field
> fencing helms (can't forget any needed padding and/or strapping.)
> That being said there are a couple of vendors that have rapier ready
> helms in the 200 - 250 range and a few more that go form 400 and up,
> much like heavy helms. I've listed all that I've been able to find on
> the internet at http://kelly.dwarfworks.com/sca/helms
> Don Ceallach
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Sean Hertzberg <colsith at gmail.com> wrote:
> > One problem with what you are proposing, Good Sir. That helmet is not
> > legal, as is. You still need to add the perf plate or somthing to the eye
> > slot. Now, that is not expensive and most people have someone around that
> > can help weld it in place or attach it somehow...
> > But as is, that is not a legal helmet.
> > Don Avery
> > Kingdom ER Rapier Marshal
> >> Message: 15
> >> Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:46:38 -0500
> >> From: Casey Weed <seoseaweed at gmail.com>
> >> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] painting fencing masks
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> >> Purist here. To me the painted fencing mask is the rapier combat
> >> equivalent
> >> of the pink stuffed animal crest on a spun-dome, bar-grill starter helmet
> >> (attached with the prerequisite bunjee cord).
> >> Entry costs of fencing helmets that approximate renaissance face protection
> >> has dropped to an all time low (thank you, India). There's really no
> >> reason
> >> not to spend the extra $60.
> >> http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sports-bikes-Black-Fencing-Mask-FIE-400-Newtons-W0QQAdIdZ250517787for
> >> $65 plus another $25 in material for the hood bits
> >> or this...
> >> http://therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1250.html $150
> >> That's three twenty dollar bills and you don't have to sew anything; even
> >> if
> >> you're as broke as a church mouse you could give plasma twice and you can
> >> have some left over. How much is your time worth? And Therion is local to
> >> Austin.
> >> Sir D.
> >> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Stefan li Rous
> >> <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>wrote:
> >> > Greetings,
> >> >
> >> > The subject of painting modern fencing masks used for SCA rapier combat
> >> has
> >> > come up recently on the Trimaris list. The idea is apparently to paint a
> >> > "face, an animal, of a helm" on the grill of the mask. One of the strong
> >> > points of SCA vs. the LARP groups has been the ability to look for period
> >> > examples and "see what they did", but I don't know that there are any
> >> > equivalents.
> >> >
> >> > I would be interested in hearing if this is done in your area and any
> >> > opinions or ideas, pro or con, on this subject.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Stefan
> >> >
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