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re: Plastic, and other (fwd)

Poster: clevin@ripco.com (Craig Levin)

Earl Dafydd:

> Hmm.  I'm guessing that you haven't seen the illustrations of the
> mechanism?

Not yet. I haven't had the time to look for the Du:rer volumes in

> However, this would have no connection at all with the "exploding" shield
> design -- from memory, those designs have more in common with truck
> leaf-springs and car-door hinges than a glued mosaic of parts.  They
> weren't designed to be ablative (destroyed gradually), either; if hit
> correctly they were designed to shatter dramatically and completely. 

Ah. I see-one hit in the right place with the lance, and <kapow!>
they burst into bits. I was envisioning a shield that would break
off at the corners when properly struck. 

> I'm pretty sure it was Du"rer.  I'll try to get a citation for you
> tomorrow.  You can also find illustrations in Barber and Barkers book
> "Tournaments", I believe.

I've got a copy of it someplace in my library. I'll look there
some time this evening.

In Service,

Dom Pedro de Alcazar
Barony of Storvik, Atlantia
Storvik Pursuivant
Argent, a tower purpure between 3 bunches of grapes proper

Craig Levin
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