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by Felix
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bonnacon - just for Cat......
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

Re: Bonnacon - just for Cat......

Really nice kit.
by Felix
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Re: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence

Now I have it with maile. ;)

Long live Italian heavy Infantry
by Felix
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 27895

Re: narvek

The decoration looks good. I would need to find someone to decorate some of my clothes too, or at least to get some embroidered strips to sew to the edges. A decorated aventail strip would look nice too.
by Felix
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Yeah. it needs maille. And I HAVE maille. Unfortunately the actual Aketon /Arming Doublet thing is too thick to allow maille below the very narrow waisted breat and fauld. :cry:
But I have a thinner version in order. Hope this will work then.
by Felix
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Spot of weedkiller will get rid of that moss in your lawn. Indeed it would, but this is the project for next year. This year I started growing the vegetables. The previous owner of the garden didn´t do anything for years. Although, I must admit, the feel is nice when walking around bare footed on t...
by Felix
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Here are some more impressions. Constructive criticism is welcome.
by Felix
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Italian Militia
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Italian Militia

Hello I am looking for a colour version of the attached picture showing an Italian Infantry soldier from a 14th cent treaty (Ms. Royal 6.E. IX f.21, British Library, London)

But I would be also interested in paintings showing Italian Infantry throughout the 14th cent.

Any help is appreciated.
by Felix
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6248

Fox wrote:
To my (eventual) relief, I can leave my greaves on.


Imagine this: Joe Cockers song originally was "You can leave your greaves on!"
:lol:
by Felix
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8451

Yeah and even after the thrust just let the blade fall a few inches and pull it back. With those hook like sections you will definitely cut a neck
by Felix
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8451

For instance there is nothing in Talhoffen about pulling a blow so you only hit an opponent lightly. I disagree. I'm pretty sure that if you read it carefully, you'll find that it says "Hit your opponent as hard as you can, to better kill him in one blow". :wink: Isn´t that exactly what M...
by Felix
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8451

Italian bills were longer slimer and apparently not as good at breaking armour, according to the French. I find this starnge given that Italian armour was so good and normally this would cause an arms race effect with the infantry trying to find a weapon to defeat it. Hi Marcus, your statement is i...
by Felix
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Hi, these are the first and only staffs in my collection, they feel really nice. Although the spear looks a little bit large and the roncone does seem smaller the proportions were very well met. Here are a few impressions, guard duty in the yard, awaiting the charge and behind the shield (this is an...
by Felix
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Hi there, it was arms time now. Got the two staffs I ordered last year. One is a spear and second a roncone. Both influenced by surviving Italian origins from the 14th cent.
by Felix
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Thanks, for the kind comments. I got a second woolen hose now, that is some dark brownish bordeaux colour, looks great too.
by Felix
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Hello Zachos, I hope it will be the helmet first, then the greaves, I will get the latter from the same smith I got the cuisse from, but he is doing some tool changes in his shop for a more convenient greave production, so I think it will take a little longer. The haubegeon is not yet finished, the ...
by Felix
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

A new addition to my kit, those tunred out really nice :). Next is another helmet and shins.
by Felix
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 27895

Why did you choose boots with such thick sole? They look more like Dr Martens than like period boots.
by Felix
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

There have been some additions lately, still a lot of work to do (armour points are not so nicely positioned yet), and some softkit additions I got for Christmas. The buckler is one of two I made lately. What is to be expected for the future: I have to work on the haubergeon and attach the armour po...
by Felix
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 14th century armour help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Hello Templar Knight, Stuart already mentioned alot of important things about the kit. As I am myself in the process of getting a kit together and post some progress pics when new pieces arrive. You perhaps might take a look at my thread below. Although I am a few decades later, you can get an idea ...
by Felix
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Got the breast today and had to try on with some other parts immediately.
It´s great
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by Felix
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Hello, it is not laced. Have to see it and how it is connected when it arrives.
by Felix
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Thanks Stuart. I am really excited to see the piece in person. Now I have cuisse and knees ind order, some clothes and an Aketon. My arms will come back from modification too, hopefully this week. Perhaps I can already take pictes of the body armour by the weekend. I also started work on the hauberg...
by Felix
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Some time later, I finally got the first pictures of my finished breast and fauld. Can´t wait to try it on.
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by Felix
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Great to see this fantastic helmet in action.
What do you wear beneath the coat of arms and why do you carry your sword on the right, when your obviously right handed?
by Felix
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

The next step on a long journay. I finally got back my longsword (Albion Fiore) with an appropriate scabbard after 10 months of wait. The scabbard is wood lined and covered in linen and leather on the outside. It has a two point suspension with hook and ring suspension and simple buckles that will b...
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

As I am mostly interested in historical fencing and arms and armour, to have no retinue is not a big problem for me. I don´t mean to attend to re-enactments, at least not at the moment.
by Felix
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Thank you for the input Stuart.

Are there so few people with mid 14th cent. Kits?
by Felix
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent

After now nearly coming to an end with the plans for my Italian late 14th sent kit, I had an idea of doing the armour of an English mid 14th cent knight. I already have some ideas after looking at some brasses. Gutter shaped arms and shynbalds with soup can elbow and knee cops. Haubergeon with 3/4 a...
by Felix
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Here an update. Got my Haubergeon a few weeks ago, but it needs some modification, so no kit picture at the moment. Yesterday I got my arms. They are made from springsteel and weigh 1280g which, they feel really light. The fit seems ok, may be better, but I doubt this would have been possible withou...
by Felix
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18027

Soft kit

Here ist my soft kit, comments welcome.
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