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by Charles13
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour
Replies: 21
Views: 4480

Re: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour

As mentioned above there are some effigies with gowns over harness. However I suspect that these are ceramonial. I've not seen any images of people fighting wearing a gown, cloak or anything similar. Though I admit that I've not done an exhausive search! I would imagen that any flappy cloth type thi...
by Charles13
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gorget/Bevor Confusion / Other Newbie Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5666

Re: Gorget/Bevor Confusion

I would also recommend having one made - remember get it made to work with your helmet. I currently use a 2J's one and am lucky enough that it works with my off the peg sallet. It has stood up well and I dont have too many issues wearing it in a bill line. It has also saved me a hospital trip when m...
by Charles13
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gorget/Bevor Confusion / Other Newbie Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5666

Re: Gorget/Bevor Confusion

Hmmm - dont know! I'm not an expert but have done some research into armour for my own group - there is some overlap between bevours and gorgets. However most late 15th century bevours dont seem to wrap around the whole neck (anyone with better knowledge please feel free to correct - just going on w...
by Charles13
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 4323

Re: Helmets

I'm by no means an experst but for late 14th to early 15th I would suggest a basinet - either with or without a visor (visor styles change quite a lot), from illustrations of the period they seem a common choice for all class's. Kettle hats are fine - but there is a lot of change in their contructio...
by Charles13
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pinning bones and files
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Re: Pinning bones and files

Thanks I had a feeling they were metatarsals - or similar (more familiar with the ones from long extint beasies - but forms remain similar), I know a butcher who slaughters his own animals so will have a word. Colin, I'm aware of deangrad (whatever) tools, and to be honest am not overy impressed wit...
by Charles13
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pinning bones and files
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Pinning bones and files

I've been playing around for a while now making medieval pins (largely based on some 15th century examples found in York). This is something that I would like to do at shows but currently dont have any equipment. I am for starters wanting to make a pinning bone, and have seen some lovely examples in...
by Charles13
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brass!
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Re: Brass!

Well thankyou everyone, that has cleared things a little, I knew that matallic zinc wasnt available but just thought it unlikely they had no ore, especially as one of you said it occurs natrally with copper ores occasionally. It would still be nice if archeologists occasionally did some analysis of ...
by Charles13
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 3933

Re: Medieval Pattens

I made a pair recently from a piece of ash that had been sitting in the garden for about 2 years - so very hard work, but the result is great I'm actually very pleased. I also applied some linseed oil to them (as you would a cricket bat). Been used in mud, tarmac, loose gravel and so far very little...
by Charles13
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 5104

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

[quote="AndyandHelen"]Well 2 of those are flammable, Not that flammable - have you ever tried setting fire to wax? It doesnt take that well, and pitch has a very high flash point as well. Once applyed over a metal helmet I cant imagen then catching unless you were sitting in a reasonably b...
by Charles13
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brass!
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Brass!

I have a query about the use of brass in the medieval period. Many people in the reenactment world use brass objects for a whole range of uses: pins, rivets, buckles etc. However I have been told that 'no they didnt have brass as there wasnt a source of zinc'! Is this true? Its annoying as many find...
by Charles13
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 4359

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Dont know if this is a school, coolege or uni project, but your local library will almost certainly have some books with which to form a starting point - however most will be several years old so not really on the cutting edge of research! Find out who does research into this area - I think York &am...

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