Monday, 25 January 2010

SK history

I've been wondering since looking at those old photos what the Sealed Knot was like when it started. I don't know why as I have never been a member but I have this image of bright young but unfashionable people in sports cars with posh names running about in converted clothing and floppy hats with fencing foils but it's probably all wrong. But there is a good site that has an insight into what it was really like with things like the dress regs and safety and so forth from the 1971 handbook - you might have to be a reenactment nerd to enjoy it but if you are go here and have a read. There's all manner of gems on this Unofficial SK history site - like an all female sword only group in apricot velvet or the direction to use furnishing fabric for clothing - how to shorten your trousers and so forth.

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