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Sca kit
« on: 2013-10-20, 22:19:10 »
Need to start saving up for an sca kit, I was thinking about starting here.
I Have checked out the links that the knights provide for other people that ask questions like these but im also looking for some opinions.
http://www.medieval-fightclub.com/products/Visby-coat-of-plates-%252d-1.6mm-steel.html
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #2 on: 2013-10-20, 22:43:31 »
Windrose Armory....is where I get a lot of my stuff....they are great guys too...


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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #3 on: 2013-10-21, 04:54:02 »
What would you like to know?

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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #4 on: 2013-10-21, 19:05:42 »
more places, good prices, good items, especially sca approved weapons.
and if i choose to make a shield how thick and what wood should it be.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #5 on: 2013-10-22, 06:38:55 »
more places, good prices, good items, especially sca approved weapons.
and if i choose to make a shield how thick and what wood should it be.

SCA specifications for armor & weapons are typically defined of their website for each kingdom or for any tournament they hold. For rattan, I would not recommend LARP stuff or latex made equipment. Make sure what you get in decent gauge of steel if you plan on SCA fighting. Head & Hands first (Most important because that is what someone like us will target).

For shield making, I would get stuff designed for a beating. Wood is more authentic and practical. Steel is preferable. If using plywood, make sure it is durable and flexible enough to form to your design of shield. Round shields and heaters are most common. Some guys like the kite shields as well. It's all preference. You want something light-weight but durable/good protection. We have some links on here for how to make a proper one.

Round shields and heaters (typically 24-36 inches) for SCA are standard. Some allow larger but I would not go smaller unless you are going for a buckler type. Make sure you have solid fittings and a good grip that's comfortable on whatever you make. Then line it with some form of canvas along the front and border it with a steel/metallic trim.

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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #6 on: 2013-10-23, 18:18:46 »
Are you an authorised fighter & how long have you been fighting for?
Have you read your Kingdoms Heavy Combat rules?
What time & place are you aiming for?
What's your budget?
Have you checked out The Armour Archive, Icefalcon Armouries, Clang Armouries, Aesir Metalwyrks, or By My Hand Designs (on Faceook)?
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #7 on: 2013-10-23, 19:33:04 »
its kind of a long time away.
but once im 16 and have a job.
or as soon i have a job, i will save for the stuff, and save for hema classes.
my budget in my guess is 1k.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #8 on: 2013-10-23, 19:33:52 »
now i know there is no metal allowed but, what are there weapons?
arent ther sythetic swords you can buy?
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #9 on: 2013-10-23, 20:41:04 »
SCA weapons are made from lengths of rattan.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #10 on: 2013-10-24, 01:43:27 »
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #11 on: 2013-10-24, 01:50:38 »
maybe this is a better conversation for the Armoury.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #12 on: 2013-10-24, 11:40:04 »
Let me rephrase.  SCA weapons have to use lengths of rattan.  :) That's the game they play.  Most of their armor requirements and safety rules are based around them using 1 1/4'' diameter rattan weapons.

From the SCA Marshall's Handbook:

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. Single-Handed Weapons: Weapons that shall be used in one hand shall have the following requirements:
1. Single handed weapons shall be constructed of rattan or rattan-cored Siloflex or Siloflex equivalent and
shall be not less than 1 1⁄4 inch (31.8 mm) in total diameter (including tape) along its entire length
excepting the handle.

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Two-Handed Weapons. Weapons which may be used with one or two hands shall have the following
 requirements:
1. Weapons shall be constructed of rattan of not less than 1 1/4 inch (31.8 mm) in diameter (including tape).
Polearms may contain blades constructed of split rattan, so long as the piece(s) are securely fastened to the
haft.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #13 on: 2013-10-24, 14:36:30 »
ah, what about these, I dont know if there just larp but...http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-15396-xtreme-synthetic-sparring-single-hand-sword-white-blade.aspx

That looks like the Rawlings synthetic trainers. As Sir Ian was saying, only Rattan weapons are used in SCA heavy combat. But the plastic trainers are OK for some forms of WMA/HEMA training, depending on what you're doing. Personally I'm not a huge fan of the Rawlings synthetics (and much prefer the Purple Heart synthetics), simply because they bend quite a bit in the bind, making winding more difficult to do properly, and they tend to flop over each other in parries.
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Re: Sca kit
« Reply #14 on: 2013-10-24, 14:53:02 »
i kinda like that coat of plates.

the spaulders are "off" to me.