Post by gojiradeciple on Jul 5, 2019 22:47:32 GMT -5
I’m extremely new to this board, but I’m glad to have found it as it looks to be an invaluable source of information, and along that line of thought, I had an inquiry I’d like to put forth.
Regarding Egawa, I have a number of questions. I’ve made my own practice bits using the sharpie and heavy paper stencil methods on scraps of pale suede, and have a fundamental understanding of the basic principle, but as my latest projects are diverging into the more fantastical realm, I have been brainstorming some ideas and need some info to keep it as traditionally accurate as possible at the same time.
My curiosities follow as such: What is the proper thickness/weight of Egawa leather used in traditional armor? Was it always suede or were there examples of smoother leather being used? Was it always pale leather excluding the trim? Lastly, what kind of protective value (if any) did it actually add to the armor itself?