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bucklers-msg - 9/26/95


Bucklers (small shields) in period and SCA.


NOTE: See also the files: merch-rapier-msg, p-rapier-msg, r-tourn-ideas-msg, Silver-1-man, SPD-msg, shields-msg, Shield-Balanc-art.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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From: Richard Smiley <rsmiley at quiknet.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Bucklers in Period

Date: 12 May 1995 21:32:36 GMT


In a recent thread there was some discussion about bucklers.  This led to

discussion about "Paradoxes". Today I found an earlier reference to the

use of bucklers.  In "An Historical Guide to Arms and Armor" by Stephen

Bull there shown a page from a 14th century fencing manual illustrating

the use of bucklers and broadswords.  The caption said that it was one of

several illustrations and that the manuscript was South German.  The book

was published by Facts on File in 1991.


Malcolm MacPherson, OL



From: hicksc at aol.com (Hicksc)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Bucklers in Period

Date: 14 May 1995 11:33:10 -0400


The manual in question now resides in the Tower of London and has been

dated to approximately 1300. It formerly resided in the Royal Collection

in Dresden. It is in Latin with technical jargon in German.  Currently

Jeffery L Singman of the Chaucerian Handbook is preparing a translation

with the support of the people at the Tower.


Await publication.



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