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by leonardo
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Material needs.
Replies: 2
Views: 950

cheers Tuppence :D
by leonardo
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Material needs.
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Material needs.

Hi, This is probably a question that has been asked a thousand times before, but here goes. Could anyone tell me the meterage/yardage needed to make the following ECW clothes? (As the patterns I have got from Merchant Venturers don't seem to include amounts). Cloakbag Breeches, 1635 (pattern 11) Dou...
by leonardo
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Shoes?
Replies: 39
Views: 8907

Thanks for all the help. I've decided to put the 'grippy soles' as per some folks recomendations, as I've slipped on my backside on wet grass before and I had shoes with grip, I'd just prefer not to do it again in the name of authenticity.
Cheers.
by leonardo
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Shoes?
Replies: 39
Views: 8907

Shoes?

Hi,
Not sure this is the right place for this question, but anyway. Recently bought a pair of latchets, great shoes but the leather sole is like walking on ice. What is the best and most authentic solution for this problem?
Cheers.
by leonardo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Matchlocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Hi,
Thanks John I've been in contact with Derbyshire Historic Armes and it would seem I've got it sorted.
Cheers :D
by leonardo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Matchlocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Hi, I live near Skipton. I'm with Fairfax's Regt in the Sealed knot. Due to ill health my activity on the field is somewhat limited, I can't do Pikes, no artillery and I refuse to stand around the field like a wally (even if some people think I look like one anyway). This leaves me with muskets, gre...
by leonardo
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Matchlocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Matchlocks

Hi, Wondering if anyone can help me? I am looking for a couple of inert matchlock muskets, as I am unable to get a shotgun certificate so firing ones are out of the question. However what I'm looking for are ones that look as good as the real thing, and no merely lumps of wood with something that lo...
by leonardo
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: C17th?
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Hi John, Whilst I understand the fact that the two main ECW societies have their own web sites, and that might account for the dearth of discussions on this site, wouldn't it be good if any such discussions could be carried on outside of any particular society bias? After all, I for one get fed up w...
by leonardo
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: C17th?
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

C17th?

Hi, Forgive my ignorance, but as someone who's main interests lie in the Civil Wars I was wondering why there seems to be little new posts on this forum. Has interest in this period ceased? Has arguments over 'authenticity' killed it off? Has re-enacting become limited to the years covered by the me...
by leonardo
Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3339

'Ballok' dagger

Hi,
Many years ago someone told me an interesting story about why the ballok dagger (or variations of the name) was so named. However I've forgotten it, so could anyone refresh my memory?
Cheers.
by leonardo
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10904

All the reasons given so far, and probably as many as can be thought of. Just the smell of woodsmoke in the spring is enough to make me long for the start of the re-enactment season. :D :D :D
by leonardo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tomato's
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

D***n and blast, I'm not doing very well. I was once told when you've dug yourself into a hole, stop digging, so I guess I'll stop now..... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
by leonardo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tomato's
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Tomato's

whoops!! hit the wrong button, new topic instead of reply. Sorry.
Cheers :oops: :oops:
by leonardo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tomato's
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Tomato's

Thanks all, I must first apologise for my spelling, I have done a Dan Quale (if you remember him) it's Tomato's there is no e, you have answered my question, Tomato's were not known in European diets in the early 1500's. One more stupid question ( allthough I had it drummed into my head, there's no ...
by leonardo
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

tomatoes

Hi, I relise this is probably a dumb question, and probably not the right place for it, but anyhoo here goes. Can any one tell me whether people had tomatoes in the C15 or not? It would answer a qestion that arose and led to a certain amount of head scratching.
Cheers :o