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Re: Plastic armor

Poster: "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com>

> > The problem with plastic armour is not so much that it looks bad, but
> > that it just doesn't *sound* right....
> Actually, I once saw a VERY good demonstration by a local armorer
> covering that exact topic. He picked up a pair of black vambraces and
> clacked them together. He then picked up a second pair cut from the same
> pattern and clacked them together producing the same sound. Then he
> said, "One pair was boiled leather and one pair was kydex [plastic]."
> Most plastic armor has the same weight and durability as boiled leather
> of equal weight with only minor differences...

Then perhaps SCA folk ought avoid plastic AND hardened leather.
Like the word "children": Sure, they _had_ it in the Period, but
it _reminds_ us of something from the Twentieth Century.

-- Alfredo el Bufon
You think we look pretty good together.
You think my shoes are made of leather ...
The simple things in life are all complicated.
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated.

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