Battle Heritage appoint 2 members to be Authenticity Officers (AO). It is the role of the AO to help us maintain a professional appearance at events, and to assist members with identifying suitable equipment before it is bought. Many of us have in the past bought an item and been told after the fact that it is not suitable for use either because it is not historically accurate, out of the date range of the rest of your equipment, made from unsuitable materials, or just plain unsafe.
Please save yourself a lot of money and reduce your chances of being upset by checking with the AO’s before you spend your hard earned cash.
We have already been at international tournaments where fighters have been not allowed to take to the field due to poor equipment choices or inaccurate elements of harness including items such as shoes/boots. Please do not let it happen to you.