Barony of Stormhold
MINUTES July 2016
||Miriam Staples???, Miriam Galbraith, Ysabel Norrice, Thomas Van Den Hove, Obbi Illogi, Michael Le Ferret, Seumas Gaskin, Rodrigo de burgos, Thorfin Hrolfsson, Gilbert de Walchop, Waldo Turner. No apologies.
|Title:||Stormhold Baronial Officers Meeting|
|Venue:||Coulsen Reserve, Stormhold.|
|Date:||Monday, 25th July 2016||Start:||7:30 pm||Finish:||9:00 pm|
|Chair:||Thomas||Minute Takers:||Rodrigo De Burgos|
We are maintaining a steady level of new fighters at practice, although to my knowledge we have not had any new authorisations this month
No injuries to my awareness
Bash, Tourney held with random weapons, winner was Hrothgar
One of our New players, david has begun prototyping a 3d printed thrusting tip
I have asked for a write up to pass to kingdom level
To whom it may concern,
I am looking into manufacturing low profile thrusting tips for SCA heavy combat use. The thrusting tips I intend to make are a one piece thrusting tip that is 50mm in total length which slides over the top 30mm of the weapon haft prior to being taped in place, the remaining 20mm being used as the effective thrusting tip.
I wish to manufacture these as they are a better alternative to the most commonly used method of producing a thrusting tip, which is the use of closed cell foam. As it is more securely attached and hence less likely to fly off if the force of a blow is concentrated on the tip of the weapon. It will also allow for easier inspection by non-experienced SCA members as it will either still be serviceable or have obvious splits. Due to choice in material it will be more durable, as it is to be constructed using TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane), which is abrasion resistant, with high elasticity and shear strength.
It is constructed through the use of 3D printing and is manufactured so that it is expected to fail along the length of the weapon rather than across the width of the weapon with the intention that in the event of failure it will be unlikely to detach from the weapon, and will likely still protect the individual on the receiving end of a thrust from the rigid tip of the weapon. Through the use of 3d printing it will also be more consistent and have a lower likelihood of user error than a closed cell foam thrusting tip.
I am also working with a member of Jolly knight armory out of the ukraine at producing SC legal weapon heads. This has gained a lot of interest worldwide, and has involved marshals from multiple kingdoms.
We are currently working on proof of concept at one style of head, plan is to be easy to instal, look good and comply to SCA specifics.
My apologies for tonight as i dont expect to be there.
No issues that i am aware of.
KG polling is now open. Encourage all members of the Barony to consider responding to the poll.
Speccy drakkars. Casting complete, being assembled and cleaned up.