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Re: Are Duck Pins Period?
>Baron Achbar has asked if Duck Pins are period. I answer -
> Please excuse me for replying. I am not a Laurel in garb, so I'm
> treading on shaky ground here. I have seen some of the better dressed
> fowl recently using points instead of pins to make their fastenings,
> but I am unaware of research that conclusively indicates that pins are
> to be avoided.
and so forth.
I believe however, you misinterpreted the question. Since Achbar was asking
about these duke pins in reference to games, he must assuredly be refering to
While I am not a wrestling laurel, my knowledge of the sport suggests the two
types that people are most familiar with, Sumo and Greco-Roman, do not
involve pinning, by great landed nobility or otherwise, but merely throwing
the opponent to the ground or driving him from the ring, I would suggest that
ducal pins are not period, though they probably originated before the "Atomic
Piledriver" or "Helicopter of Death".