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Ben Kircher





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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Leather arm and knee cops         Reply with quote

Hello all I'm hoping to tap into some knowledge. I am wondering what, if any ,evidence there is for leather joint protection. I am looking for a kit in the mid to late 13th centuriy when mail was slowly being supplanted with bits of plate. Thank you for any and all assistance.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been studying up lately on knees and elbows. I've never seen any historic examples being all-leather. There sure are a ton of them available in modern leather armor though. I suppose they could have started out as all-leather. WTF?! .....McM
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is just after the period you have in mind but might still be useful (at the very least you might want to copy the approach to study your period).

http://talbotsfineaccessories.com/armour/effi...lysis.html
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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Italian sources -

http://armourinart.com/169/255/
http://armourinart.com/169/261/
http://effigiesandbrasses.com/2818/6045/

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Artwork doesn't help. We can't tell whether it is cloth, leather, leather-covered metal, cloth covered metal, or metal..
"Brown" does not equal "leather". Brown doesn't even equal brown because pigments change colour over time.

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