Posted On:10/23/2012 2:01pm
Apparently this is 1800′s Siberian bear-hunting armor. Maybe they also went for wolves, chipmunks, siberian tigers, snow leopards, pumas, deer, or group hugs.
Comes in His and Hers too!
You probably still don't want a bear paw swiping you with that one though.
Posting it here in case anyone else might have any insight on it.
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Posted On:10/23/2012 2:19pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.
Posted On:10/23/2012 3:25pm
What in the fuckin' ****? That's the creepiest **** I've ever seen. Ever.
insight combined with intel, fuse, and dynamite
Posted On:10/23/2012 4:10pm
Style: Hung Fist, BJJ, Qi Gong
Barbara Applebaum, Conservator for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, on this armor (14 years ago).
From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh>
Date: Sunday, November 15, 1998
I have gotten several off-line responses to my query about Beva and its smell. Since I was vague about the problem, I will describe it more fully. The object is being called a Siberian bear-hunting suit, but I suspect it is more likely to be for bear bating than hunting, since I can't imagine anyone could run around the woods in it. It consists of leather pants and jacket (and an iron helmet) studded all over with 1-inch iron nails about 3/4 in. apart. The nails are held in place by a second layer of leather lining the whole thing and quilted into place between the nails. In areas of wear and flexing, like around the ankles and the crotch, the inside layer of leather is worn through, so the nails are falling out. [Those of you who were at the AIC/APT Symposium on lighting in Williamsburg will have seen photos of the helmet.]
My thoughts about holding the nails in position are to heat-seal fabric over the inside where needed. (The stitching and the leather are too tight and stiff to use any stitching to help secure the lining.) Such a lining would have to be stiff enough to hold the hail-heads but flexible enough to conform to the uneven surfaces. PVA resin heat-seal would never hold well enough, so I thought I'd try Beva. I brushed out some PVA resin to size cotton fabric, and brushed Beva over it. Getting Beva off, in my experience, creates a sticky mess, so I wanted to use as little as possible. Obviously, reversibility with leather is a real problem as well.
Two weeks after brushing out perhaps a total of 10 inches square, I can still smell the Beva very strongly, and it does not smell like toluene or xylene, but one person thought some of the smell might be benzene, which I would not recognize. Considering how long the smell lasts, I would tend to doubt it is the solvents. I have on occasion taken backings off painting lined with Beva, and found the smell overpowering, but I don't remember if I ever had information as to whether the film or solution was used. Many thanks to those who sent me responses: you do not have to be so shy!
Posted On:10/23/2012 4:18pm
Style: Sticks & Jits & Fritz
Originally Posted by PizDoff
Comes in His and Hers too!
Be right back. Gone to catch Bears...
Posted On:10/23/2012 4:23pm
Style: FMA, Ego Warrior
They just came to pick up Uncle Frank...
Posted On:10/23/2012 5:08pm
Best judogi ever.
Posted On:10/24/2012 12:46am
Come at me broski
Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing
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Posted On:10/24/2012 6:12am
Style: (Beautiful) Spring Roll
What, you guys never dressed as a hedgehog on Halloween?
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"Bruce Lee sucks because I slammed my nuts with nunchucks trying to do that stupid **** back in the day. I still managed to have two kids. I forgive you Bruce." - by Vorpal
Posted On:10/24/2012 10:50am
Originally Posted by doofaloofa
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