[Ansteorra] [OT] Hiring a C programmer at work

Michael Graff explorer at flame.org
Wed Mar 30 09:20:30 PDT 2011

 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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