[Elfsea] Armor & Gear

Tomas Niallagain siortomas at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 07:10:48 PDT 2007


Please allow me to make a couple of corrections.
  1) In Ansteorra, there is only 1 separate fighter authorization and that
is fiberglass spear (any length)

  2) Shield construction.  --  there are many recommendations about
durability and weight but the rules are: from the Marshals Handbook, since
the complete participants handbook is currently off line.
  Section VI. subsection
   I. Shields
1. Shields shall be edged with leather, padding, or other covering or
constructed in such a way as to minimize damage to rattan weapons or other
fighters.
2. No bolts, wires, or other objects may project more than 3/8 inch (9mm)
from any part of a shield without being padded. Rounded shield bosses are
not considered to be projections.

  Kingdom rules are allowed to be more restrictive but I do not remember any
currently in place beyond the Society rules stated above.  I will double
check with the Earl Marshal and if I am mistaken will post to the list any
correction.

Iorek, for you information,  I would highly recommend you read the Complete
Participants handbook prior to attempting to be authorized.  You will be
tested on your knowledge of the rules as well as how safe a fighter you are.
The Handbook will also act as a guide in constructing any part of your
armour, weapons, or shield.  While it obviously does not contain step by
step instructions it does contain materials permitted and prohibited where
appropriate, minimum diameters and thicknesses, etc.

Sior Tomás
Central Regional Knight Marshal



On 7/26/07, Mark Wandrey <falconsword at tx.rr.com> wrote:
>
>  My thanks to all those who answered questions (Yes, even Crandal). I'm
> getting close, and my gear comes together. Still waiting on helm and gorget
> from Ashcraft Baker, but everthing else is almost ready so I'm starting to
> excercise and build a shield. Hoping to go for qualification in a couple
> weeks.
>
> Iorek Bjornson
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Brandon McDermott <brandonsmcd at yahoo.com>
> *To:* Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:28 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Elfsea] Armor & Gear
>
> There are no stupid questions.....( Crandal be quiet :-) ) there are
> separate auth. for fiberglass spear , siege, and bow but those are all I can
> think of. I personally would not pass any shield less than 1/4inc, but would
> prefer at least 3/8 in. Also if you are using wood make sure to reinforce
> the edge with something...rawhide, aluminum tract etc...
> Yis
> Lord Lochlan Dunn
> Knight Marshal Elfsea
>
> *Mark Wandrey <falconsword at tx.rr.com>* wrote:
>
> I have a couple questions for our marshall or anyone familiar enough with
> the kingdom rules to answer authoratatively.
>
> 1) What is the minimum shield material requirement. I spoke with Crandal
> who
> verified there is no size minimum, but what must it made of? I know it has
>
> to be sturdy enough to survive contact, but can it be thinish hardwoo, or
> something comperable?
> 2) Does our kingdom require multiple authorizations to fight? Sword &
> Shield. Great Short. Mace and Shield. Florentine . etc. When I was in
> An Tir it was one test, you're done. But in Midrealm it was muliple
> authorizations.
>
> Sorry if the questions are stupid, what do you expect from a 1400 year ol
> Norseman?
>
> Iorek Bjornson
>
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