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Rich Gouette




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: How would leather hold up(SCA style fighting)         Reply with quote

Howdy all, I'm curious if any folk here have experience with fielding a shield in SCA styled combat(rattan etc), with a leather edge(heavier weight), vs the oft seen rubber/hose edge?
If so, does it hold up over time?

rich
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Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Sat 04 Jan, 2020 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leather edging, like all shield edging in the SCA, has to be replaced every couple of years.

Plastic hose edging is horrible.

The plastic/metal edging from McMaster-Carr that is commonly used looks better than hose and is a LOT easier to replace than leather stuff.

Leather looks better though. Happy
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Rich Gouette




Location: Maine USA
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jan, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
Leather edging, like all shield edging in the SCA, has to be replaced every couple of years.
Plastic hose edging is horrible.
The plastic/metal edging from McMaster-Carr that is commonly used looks better than hose and is a LOT easier to replace than leather stuff.
Leather looks better though. Happy


gotcha, thanks
agreed about hose.. just looks...hosey
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David Clark





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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jan, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I find rawhide to be more effective at warding off edge damage and to look quite nice.
My rawhide edged shields would hold up for years when I was doing SCA heavy fighting 3 days a week.
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