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Re: Fencing ban in Meridies

Poster: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl@pbm.com>

> The
> fighter's gorget is guite up to  protecting from penetration which is a more
> likely injury when fencing; the fencer's mask does not fully protect if the
> blade has a tip.  Ask my father; he was uninjured when the blade went
> through, but it took five minutes to bring his opponenet around.   

There is a large pile of evidence that fencing masks generally do
succeed in stopping broken blades. I would personally feel safer if
SCA marshals used 12 kilogram punches to punch-test masks on a regular
basis; this should catch most faulty masks. I believe the one mundane
mask penetration was a faulty mask which had still passed a punch-test
(they only punch a couple of places); was your father's mask sub-standard?

Gregory Blount

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