(urth) Cloak and Baldric
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Tue Feb 17 09:46:40 PST 2009
I thought writing "wandering swordsman" might invite that objection.
but, so, you acknowledge that this phenomenon would exist, just that it wouldn't really be a problem since the sword is more "cargo" than defensive weapon?
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>Sev's not a duellist, he's not wandering around striking on the draw and
>If he was a duellist he surely would not have that kind of sword.
>> No, it's not a new subgenre, it's a costuming question.
>> So, Severian's got this huge sword on a baldric, slung over his (left)
>> shoulder most of the time. Too big to hang from a sword belt.
>> But how does that work with a cloak? It would have to be worn OVER the
>> cloak, but, unless the cloak was pushed back over the shoulders, the
>> baldric would essentially trap his arms in by holding the cloak tight
>> around his torso.
>> It seems he could have one side free, at least, but the other would be
>> Or am I completely wrong? Am I mistaken, or is this not really much of a
>> problem for a wandering swordsman?
>> Are any of you guys Ren Fair or Historic Recreation types?
>> any insight here?
>> I ask because I was drawing Severian, and this suddenly struck me as a
>> real problem.
>> /Devil in the details
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