Kampfrau dress ~1500

08 Apr

A representation of a dress for Germany/Switzerland circa 1500, and is based upon a painting by Niklaus Manuel. This garment will be worn as fencing armor. Many safety modifications had to be added to the design and construction of the garment to satisfy the East Kingdom heavy rapier standards and pass the fencing drop test.
Completion hours
•    Research: 15-20 hours of research and documentation
•    Sleeves: 10 hours of experimentation, 12 hours of construction
•    Bodice w/overskirt: 15 hours of construction
•    Partlet, underskirt and pants: 10 hours of construction

Documentation: 1500 Swiss/German Kampfrau


Posted by on April 8, 2009 in 16th Century, Fencing Armor, German, Sewing


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2 responses to “Kampfrau dress ~1500

  1. mittenmank

    August 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    If SCAdians could just stop using that “K”-term … *sigh* Or show me a source where this word comes from. Definitely not from Germany. 😉

    • alysten

      August 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

      I do not think this is just a Scadian term, as I heard it long before I even joined the SCA a year ago. I am not sure of the origin of the word, but is popular through out the whole of US reenactment groups.

      Originally I had trossfrau in the documentation and too many people complained that they didn’t understand the term, or insisted that I was wrong.


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