Authenticity in historical reenactment and its relation to the HMBIA rules

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- HMBIA Authenticity Committee: 

Authenticity of armor is a historical proof of every element of armor, presence of any supporting evidence, for example archaeological finds, preserved artifacts, engravings, images – anything that confirms that an element really existed. In addition, if it is not a material object, but, for example, an engraving, then there should be at least two engravings (by different authors). Not only each element of armor has to be historical, but the whole set should be historical and relate to the same time period (for sets of European armor the allowed period of difference is approximately 50 years).  

 

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