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by BYDAND
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: traders insurance info required
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

traders insurance info required

Hello all
I am looking for the most affordable traders insurance out there. Can anyone assist my search?

Thanks
James Gordon
Bydand Armouries
by BYDAND
Mon May 07, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

Hi Matt

I posted a reply on one of your other postings, but this one has answered a few questions.

I am very interested in trading at your event. I will contact you via your website.

Thanks
James Gordon, Bydand Armouries.
by BYDAND
Tue May 01, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knight school April 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: Knight school April 2012

Hi Debs Thanks for the compliment, both to myself and Kyle. I also believe that the quality of the weekend's training comes from those who attend and stick it out, like your good selves :D . I have posted my feelings about this knight school (except it was on the friends and gossip section, oops :cr...
by BYDAND
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: sallet construction query
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: sallet construction query

Thanks guys, this has given me some confidence in my own research. I think that is my query answered, . . .
Unless anyone has anything contradictory to tell us? no?

jolly good!
by BYDAND
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more armour pics
Replies: 11
Views: 6208

Re: more armour pics

medievalmark wrote:alright bydand do you have a web site am looking for some new shinny bits :thumbup: :thumbup:


Hi medievalmark, I have pm'd you, so please do get in touch.

Cheers
James
by BYDAND
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Edward 111
Replies: 1
Views: 5094

Re: Edward 111

Wow Gerry, your work never ceases to astound me. One day I might have earned enough to commission you.

Hope you and Edna are ok.

James Gordon
by BYDAND
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: sallet construction query
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

sallet construction query

hello good folk, I am trying to find out about acceptable construction techniques when making a sallet helm. I have seen versions that have been made out of one piece, oh my god 8-) , and I have seen sallets that are welded, more commonly. Would it be acceptable to join a sallet along the centre rid...
by BYDAND
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more armour pics
Replies: 11
Views: 6208

Re: more armour pics

hey buddy

Yep, I have only the right greeve left to finish and then the sabs. not long and all will be revealed. :rock:

Have you had a chance to speak to Stuart yet? I would love to chat with him about coming up to the armoury.
by BYDAND
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th century splinted cuisse
Replies: 7
Views: 5099

Re: 14th century splinted cuisse

Hi Graham, fantastic work mate. I am curious about the protection of the lower leg. Would it be a solid plate, open or, closed greeve, or would the greeves be made in a similar style to the cuisse?

Thanks
James
by BYDAND
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

I have looked longingly at this website several times over. I have to be realistic and say this stuff is out of my league at the present. I do love the way he makes some of the pieces ( helms especially ) look like original artefacts, just by leaving some of the imperfections in the plate. I have to...
by BYDAND
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

Re: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..

From what I can see, you have the option of red, black and white, or blue and gold. The heraldic symbol being a swift or bird of some similar type. I must admit I have never heard of strict restriction on what colours you can have in your encampment. I have always followed my family name in role, so...
by BYDAND
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Stuart, that is great. I had been looking at the "steel mastery" website example Bascinet with side hinged visor, it had a slightly dished face to it, but nothing like as deep as the first image you show there of the globose visored Bascinet. Now I'm guessing that one is too late in date. ...
by BYDAND
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Sorry about the double post.

Anyway, I have stumbled across a website call steel-mastery.com they show what they refer to as a round faced visor, it is the closest representation of what suggested Stuart. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks
James
by BYDAND
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Our group mostly focuses on the first half of the hundred years war, so we have a blend of late 14th & early 15th century kit in use and my friend only has the one helm at present. I'm sure the he will be able to borrow an alternative for Tewkesbury if that is an issue. Anyway back to the point ...
by BYDAND
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Our group mostly focuses on the first half of the hundred years war, so we have a blend of late 14th & early 15th century kit in use and my friend only has the one helm at present. I'm sure the he will be able to borrow an alternative for Tewkesbury if that is an issue. Anyway back to the point ...
by BYDAND
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: 15th C pliers

Hope you don't mind my enquiring Lucy, but I tried to look at Jason's website after meeting him at the ILHF and I couldn't access it. do you know if there has been a problem with his website at all? He had some really good stock at the fair and I was hoping to get a better look at what he is working...
by BYDAND
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Well, I have looked on the links that Graham suggested and found them very interesting indeed. Several of the painting show what could be described as globose, however I am at a total loss to find any sort of pattern instruction or guide as to how to start. The only visor I can find, in the modern c...
by BYDAND
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 14th centry candl making
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: 14th centry candl making

elastic wrote:Of course, but it may take me some time to find!


absolutely no rush :) . anything you could offer will be appreciated.

thanks
James
by BYDAND
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Hi chaps, Thanks for that advise and yes the difficulties are predominantly vision based, also when I tried it out for some reason my depth perception was totally screwed up, possibly due to the breath holes only being on one side of the cone. However, I am slightly unsure of the actual visor itself...
by BYDAND
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: bascinet visor variations?

sorry, should have said, dog faced and sparrow beak have been considered already.

Also, is it acceptable for certain sallet style visors to be used on a bascinet? Just a stab in the dark, but I thought I'ld ask :^)
by BYDAND
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 14th centry candl making
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: 14th centry candl making

I'm not able to help you with your predicament, but young lady in our group has been experimenting with candle making and I'm sure she would appreciate some advise herself. Any chance of some info, or some source titles etc.

Thanks
James
by BYDAND
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

bascinet visor variations?

Hi all, I'm fairly new to the forum, but I have been visiting for some time. so if I may, could anyone advise me as to what alternatives there are to the pig faced visor for a bascinet? I have been asked to make an alternative visor for a friend as he has had major difficulty with his pig face visor...
by BYDAND
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more armour pics
Replies: 11
Views: 6208

Re: more armour pics

Hey Chris, I'm finally on the forum. The pics look great and your Mrs doesn't look like she is that unhappy to be wearing it. :wink: I have finished Blackies arm harness and I'm just starting on his legs and sabs. When I have pressented him with his new harness I will be putting the pics on the foru...

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