"Sharing knowledge" in Hellsgate

Things got a bit noisy at the Copperas Cove Library recently when Anthony Schienschang brought his hammer and anvil for a demonstration of armoring. Schienschang is a member of the SCA, Stronghold of Hellsgate in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Valerie L. Valdez of the Killeen Daily Herald (Killeen, Texas) has the story. (photos, video)

Other members of Hellsgate joined in the demo at the library. “It’s an amazing amount of fun and we try to be historically accurate in dress, manner and skills set prior to the 17th century,” said Joe Simmons, the “seneschal,” or president. “I’ve been involved in SCA for 30 years and I always enjoy the sharing of knowledge.”