[Ansteorra] A website of archery history

Donna Nesbit themaefare at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 30 08:14:12 PDT 2011


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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