New USA Knight talks strategy

The May issue of New Hampshire Magazine offers an interview with Evan Ringo, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a competitor in the Armored Combat League, and a new member of USA Knights. Rick Broussard conducted the interview.

From the interview:

How does knighthood influence your mundane life?

Well, for one thing, I’m in the best shape of my life. That plus doing well have given me huge boosts of confidence. There’s also a bit of code that I’ve picked up from the guys I train with. The short version can be summed up, “Deeds not words.” We try to do everything we say and only the say the things we’ll do.

Tell me about your armor.

I wear a standard 14th-century kit. A coat of plates based on those found at Visby, splinted limb protection, except for my greaves (shin protection) and spaulders (shoulder protection). My helmet is standard sugarloaf, with a brass cross to give it some flavor. Everything is stainless steel. For weapons I fight singles with a Fabri longsword and I fight melees with a two-handed axe fashioned here in NH. They are both fairly standard.