Thursday, June 28, 2012

Change to definition of heavy leather

Discussion on the new C&T Facebook page pointed out that we defined heavy leather as 8 ounce or 4 mm while the standard equivalent to 8 oz was 3.18 mm.  After some investigation into where 4 mm came from, and international usage, our rule has been changed to 8 oz or 3.18 mm, not 4 mm; and the description of puncture resistant material changed to four-ounce (1.60 mm) leather.  Since this allows for slightly lighter leather if you buy in mm, no one's current gear should be affected.

This change is published in the official location on sca.org, it goes into effect immediately.  As Kingdoms can maintain a higher standard, they can update this change in their rules as it is convenient.
http://www.sca.org/officers/marshal/combat/rapier/




June 2012

PROTECTIVE GEAR
1. TERMS
. . .
C. Puncture-resistant material . . .
  • four-ounce (1.60 mm) leather
  • . . .
    D. Rigid Material . . .
    . . .
  • one layer of hardened heavy leather (8 ounce, 3.18 mm)
  • changes to match the standard international equivalence.

    3 comments:

    1. Post updated to include the change of 4 oz leather equivalent to 1.60 mm.

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