First off, I know little of nothing about Samurai armor. Have you contacted them to see if you can buy individual pieces or mix-match pieces? They both look great, but there should be some way to make up for whatever either suit is lacking. Maybe an arm or knee piece from another maker?
I think the second one has better kneecap protection than you suspect. The tassets look like they will go to below the knee, and they'll be the first line of knee protection, and the textile knee armour attached to the greaves will be behind that.
"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
Brother Nathaniel: I have wrapped them in tatami and then soaked for 24 hours and then the very center of the dowel is still a bit dry. I believe soaking them before helps a bit to soak them through properly for a more proper "live bone" analog.
Jan 19, 2020 23:42:24 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Oh these dowels work great as tatami cores! It even makes the rolling of the tatami easier as you are wrapping it around it. But I would say to soak it at least half a day before you use wrap it in the tatami( and then soak again) to make sure it's not dry
Jan 19, 2020 23:41:05 GMT
lioconvoy: Thanks! I was looking for something that would act as the "core" of my tatami rolls! That will work perfectly!
Jan 19, 2020 23:26:54 GMT
christain: Chainmail, anyone? KoA has some super deals in their 'Special Sales' section. Go on...you know you want some.
Jan 18, 2020 17:56:45 GMT
christain: Lovely Saturday here in E. Texas. Got beer, fire-pit wood, charcoal, and two marinated T-bones. Middle of January and I'm doing summer stuff. I'm not griping, but it's just weird. It could snow tomorrow, and it wouldn't surprise me a bit.
Jan 18, 2020 17:52:03 GMT
ouroboros: Making pancakes and hoping to snag an hour more sleep ?
Jan 18, 2020 13:52:22 GMT
MOK: Carving spoons on a Saturday morning, now.
Jan 18, 2020 10:07:25 GMT
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