On 12/20/2013 12:21 PM, Maerwynn of Holme wrote:
> In Calontir, the not rattan fighting is called "Cut and Thrust." And
> while I usually use "armored" (because light and heavy give me a
> twitch), it does seem to imply that C&T doesn't use armor, which is not
> *technically* true.
> I've also heard what they fight with used -- "rattan combat" for those
> that swing rattan. This one seems pretty non-medieval to me. Maybe
> "baton combat" or "waster combat"? :)
> Not sure I'm helping...
But I think you are...
If we call them by the weapons materials, we remind ourselves
that it's not really period.
If we say armored and unarmored we sort of mislead - both
are armored, it is just that the armor is different.
Light and Heavy don't have a lot to do with anything.
I know a lot of obscure words that might apply - but no one
would have any idea what I was talking about. (Behourd and
Prize, anyone? Buehler? Anyone?)
Tibor, still not repeating that joke...