[Ansteorra] Ansteorra Digest, Vol 59, Issue 28

Ceallach mac Donal ceallach at dwarfworks.com
Tue Mar 29 12:03:41 PDT 2011

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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