The presumption of her ability to kick my butt with two arms tied behind her back is a sound one. Anyway, she was a delight to be around, let alone photograph. I have a mongolian sword (or maybe machete) and it seemed to fit her very well. All in all, it was a great day of shooting wet plate.
On a technical note, I should add that about midday I tried adding a few drops of nitric acid to the developer, which is supposed to add a bit of "brightness" to the silver. And, by golly, I think it worked great! I'm going to use it going forward.