I've been fighting in the #sca for over thirty years, with some success. This week, for the first time, I made a shield.
A little of both. For the first twenty years, it was almost exclusively greatsword, with a little two-stick, and spear for melee. Sometime in the mid-naughties, I picked up an aluminum heater that was already strapped. I've had to re-edge it once or twice, but that's it.
Now I want a center-grip kite ...
@AspiringLuddite I see. Thanks for the answer. :-)
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.