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by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 22268

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Just because a cloth was never issued to make doublets, doesn't necessarily mean it was never used to make them does it? No, but it does sugest that it was a strange thing to do. I don't see it. A cloth not being issued to make doublets just means they weren't made from livery issued wool doesn't i...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 22268

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Another interesting thread, I can see I've got more sewing to do :roll: I have to ask though, It was a line from that book that made me ask the question, I quote,"It is noteworthy that woollen cloth was never issued to make doublets." Just because a cloth was never issued to make doublets,...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Battle of Maldon talk
Replies: 0
Views: 2250

The Battle of Maldon talk

Hi, I'm posting this here for anyone who might be interested, I'm not involved or associated with the Combined Military Services Museum in any way - just passing this on. 'The Battle of Maldon' - An alternative view- Sunday 11th March 2012 7.00pm doors open at 6.00pm A talk and debate on the Battle ...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at events
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Women at events

Is there anything specific you wanted to do living history wise? If you have a particular interest already there will most likely be someone who could point you in the right direction. If you don't have an idea what you'd like to do then just come along and chat to people and see if anything takes y...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Frontier Fortress 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

Re: Frontier Fortress 2010

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing and my compliments to your friends!
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts

I will remember that for the next time! I have re-vamped my shirt pattern so that it fits better, I effectively used the old shirt as a block to make the pattern from so its too far gone to patch up now :roll: On the upside, I do now have a good pattern for a fitting shirt that won't interfere with ...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts

Ah well, I'll just have to make do without - and make a few extra shirts for spares I guess!

Glad I asked first though, I'd hate to have wasted time sewing them to find I'd got it wrong!

Cheers!

JonT
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts

I am currently working on some new shirts to replace the tired old ones I have and wondered wether a yoke panel over the shoulders would help. The worst of the wear is on my shoulders, caused I guess by my (probably too tight) pourpoint/petticote so a yoke would possibly help (as will making a new p...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 12099

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

I dunno, I thought Marcus, me and Jenn were broadly agreed on it all. You'll have to be a bit more definite, Fox. (Mind you I'm getting a little fed up of seeing people at WotR events with their doublets hanging down over hose in their shirtsleeves and their hose magically staying up) If your doubl...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine + Pauldrons
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Brigandine + Pauldrons

Constantinople taken by the French definately look like spaudlers, seen from the back they do not cover anything more than the arms. this one by jean fouqet 1452-60 note the straight lines at the side of the shoulder plates, normally pauldrons cut across the front of the breastplate slightly as wel...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine + Pauldrons
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Brigandine + Pauldrons

I thought that they looked like Steves! Clearly there are some examples of pauldrons being worn over the top of brigandines, even without the fabric covering. Colin, if you have some pictures of pauldrons worn with brigandines please do share as I can't seem to find any! So far all the pictures sho...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine + Pauldrons
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Brigandine + Pauldrons

Steve Lunn of White Rose made the armour shown in the photobucket link, that is actually trimmed from a photo of him wearing it! They are spaudlers using the velvet as the articulating material rather than internal leathers (basically made in the same way as a brigandine). The line drawings look ver...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine + Pauldrons
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Brigandine + Pauldrons

Frances, I can't access my pictures at the moment (my computer has blown up so I'm using a friends one) but I'm fairly sure I have a picure or two which possibly show brig style spaudlers. Rob, I can't say that I have seen any pictures of brigandines worn with pauldrons. There are pictures of brigan...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 4814

Re: aventail

Wyldstallions, have you tried using a rod inside the tube verveille to stop it from crushing as you peen the arms over inside the helmet?

Show us some pictures!

JonT
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7425

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

The mentality of looking forward to the next battle, laughing and joking about how "we must be mad to do this on hot days" and how "its a great way to lose weight" as we don all the armour is possibly the most misleading bit- and the public don't even notice (most re-enactors don...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plate armour in period illustrations
Replies: 13
Views: 2940

Re: Plate armour in period illustrations

Langley wrote:If blackened or sanguined had been common surely the Black Prince would have been called the Same as Everybody Else Prince?


Unless (devils advocate here) he was called that because his armour was black like the common issue stuff rather than being mirror polished like the other nobs?
by Laffin Jon Terris
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plate armour in period illustrations
Replies: 13
Views: 2940

Re: Plate armour in period illustrations

Allan's harness? Do you mean Zachos'? Yes, I do see what you mean, I'd never though of that! That'll teach me to pay proper attention! Allans post has a link to a picture on his facebook site. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129097963782985&index=1#!/photo.php?pid=4158695&id=527283459
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plate armour in period illustrations
Replies: 13
Views: 2940

Re: Plate armour in period illustrations

Anyone else note that Allan harness as pictured is not all shiny and white? The shading in the shot and reflection of the surroundings on the plate gives the effect that half of his harness is darker or mottled. I have actually seen a few modern photos of people wearing white harness where, due to c...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: GDFB Arming Jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: GDFB Arming Jacket

I have seen a couple of these close-up while sorting armour issues for people. They seem to be of ok quality but as Wulfenganck has said the fit is not quite right. The sleeves are too wide at the cuff which will cause problems with full vambraces, the points on the arms were in the wrong places (at...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sat May 22, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wooden Pattens
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

Re: Wooden Pattens

As usual, I vaguely remember reading that of the two different styles (strapped and strapless) only one is correctly termed a patten. Problem is that I can't cite the source or state which style is a patten and which isn't :$ Otherwise they do have a nice shape to them- once you have sorted the stra...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu May 06, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigadines for an archer
Replies: 26
Views: 4417

Re: Brigadines for an archer

Leather is fine, I'd still recommend a decent canvas foundation under the leather to help avoid unwanted stretching in areas. As to rivet issues, a full lungplate style brig has over 1000 nails (I have used copper nails on two so far, it is a darn sight easier on the hands). That said, because of th...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 10855

Re: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts

From searching definitions, a chaplet seems to be mostly; "A wreath of flowers, leaves, or branches to be worn on the head, garland" (Middle English Dictionary) But those definitions that do mention a string of beads all define it as being; "A string of beads, or part of a string, use...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The White Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: The White Queen

I didn't bother reading any further than the first couple of pages- jerkins, pockets and "chinking chain mail" put this too far into fiction and not near enough to historical for my liking.

JonT
by Laffin Jon Terris
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cauldron to cook in
Replies: 67
Views: 13813

Re: Cauldron to cook in

Yes please Dave B!
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cauldron to cook in
Replies: 67
Views: 13813

Re: Cauldron to cook in

...and still essentially made from the wrong material. As are a lot of clothes, and armour, tents.............. Yes, cast iron is wrong for the period but with some work such a cauldron could be made to look similar for a lot less than a bronze one that is right. After all, there are so many other ...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanting to assemble beginners armour
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to assemble beginners armour

Hello SirRustbucket! My advice for a budding novice armourer is to head over to the Armour Archive (http://www.armourarchive.org) Check out the discussion area there, you'll find a wealth of information on what type of armour would (and wouldn't) fit your requirements. Most of the folks there are SC...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: "Burgundian" Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 2664

Re: "Burgundian" Tent

"Long pavilion"? "two poled pavilion"? "double poled pavilion"? "stretched pavilion"? Unfortunately this is another term like chain mail, turn shoe and pourpoint that is stuck in the general concious and will take great effort to change. I still kick myself oc...
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 4408

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

I bought a razor (and sharpening set) from Tod at the market Saturday.

With a little sharpening it will be as fine as my normal cut-throat!

JonT
by Laffin Jon Terris
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s

Not a hard and fast rule (as usual) but buckle plates seem to be the norm.

I also appears that the only time rivets should be used in leather is if they are attaching to something metal (ie armour/straps or buckle/plate). If this is not the case then the leather should be sewn.

JonT
by Laffin Jon Terris
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Does anyone recognise this bag?
Replies: 25
Views: 5055

Re: Does anyone recognise this bag?

Quite possibly, bearing in mind that interpreting medieval images is always a little hit and miss. Notice however that the artist has taken great pains to detail the rivets on the mail (and also the flatness of those rings against the roundness of the latten edging rings). Given that the artistic co...

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