SCA Heavy Armor
As a longtime member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) I have recently decided to commit to becoming authorized in heavy combat. My final goal is to acquire my Marshal certification and provide this service to our local Incipient Shire. Doing so has specific requirements for armor, weapons and overall protection.
I am raising funds to do this faster than the year or two it would take me to do so on my own. There is no specific "I need this by X date time frame". If funds come in, I'll acquire the most necessary items first and continue to borrow from other local fighters until such time as I am prepared on my own.
My intention is to return the funds raised back into the SCA by commissioning other members that specialize in shield, weapon, helm and armor construction.
The items I seek to acquire are as follows:
1. Sword (purchased)
2. Shield (purchased)
4. Body Armor (chest, shoulder, gauntlets, knees, elbow, neck)
5. Combat accessories (arming cap, straps, gambeson, tunic or sir coat, boots)
6. Protective Case (Tandem insulin pump)
Admittedly the amount I am seeking is potentially higher than I will need. Based on individual merchant costs, I will do my best to acquire the items necessary at the best possible price.
Once complete, I am planning to take what is left over and donate it to charity. As a Type 1 diabetic myself for 39 years, I will likely do so to the American Diabetes Association (ADA ) or similar organization.
As each item is acquired, I'll provide an update and image of the item. Once done, also I'll provide an update as to what remains and evidence that it was provided to the charity specified.
It's a hobby. There are far more important causes out there; but if you consider my frivolous whims worth it, especially at my age, I am indebted.
For those that asked, yes I do have a direct PayPal link you can use if you desire, pleae do so here: