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by WorkMonkey3
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Saxon and Vendel; The Thegns New-Year Photoshoot
Replies: 1
Views: 2222

Re: Saxon and Vendel; The Thegns New-Year Photoshoot

Nice scenery. I do so love Cannock chase.
by WorkMonkey3
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 7524

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

If this isn't an obvious troll I'll eat my own face.
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 13004

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

I take it no one wants to join my group then?
by WorkMonkey3
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 13004

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

Post removed.
Tod. Moderator
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Waterproof coats
Replies: 4
Views: 3152

Re: Waterproof coats

PaulMurphy wrote:
The simple answer is of course that there weren't any.



But they had coats. Why could these not be for the purpose we use coats, for warmth and weather protection?
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dane Axe Hight.
Replies: 18
Views: 6829

Re: Dane Axe Hight.

Matt - I'm no expert on archaeology, but given that we've generally got taller (better diet, less manual labour), I suspect the average height will have risen; a 3-4' axe in 1066 may have been in similar proportion to a 4-5' axe in 2011. An obesity epedmic and more desk jobs? Surely that's making u...
by WorkMonkey3
Thu May 19, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Norman helm from the Metropolitan museum.
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Norman helm from the Metropolitan museum.

There was, at some point, a segmented helmet of French origin from the 10th/11th C in the Metropolitan museum of art.

I can find nothing about it on the internet, really looking for pictures, dimensions etc.

Anyone able to help?

Wm
by WorkMonkey3
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

Brilliant, 1300AD English Archers vs vikings.

When will the madness end.
by WorkMonkey3
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Villa rebuilt
Replies: 5
Views: 7085

Re: Roman Villa rebuilt

I thought it was interesting enough, I can't see the issue with the wheel barrow, the difference between a cart and a wheel barrow is only really the amount of wheels it's got. If they'd got someone to make it before hand, no problem but expecting the chippy who used to fitting kitchens to knock one...
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 4188

Re: Scale Armour

£400 is good!
Decent set of rivetted mail will cost 300-400 bucks.
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

No they wouldn't be around in the 10th C, we've already discussed that halberds didn't exist in the 10th C. A quick google for viking axe http://www.jelldragon.com/images/mammen_axe_1c.jpg The mammen axe http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/14F4B85F-C6C2-428B-B430-12BFFD5ED3E9/81/viking_axe...
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

Tiddles wrote:On a different thought what other pole-arms where available to Saxons or Vikings apart from spear or axe?


Spear and axe.

I guess you could tie your eating spoon to a stick as well... :twisted:
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

The burden of proof is on those who say it DOES exist to proove it exists. I cannot prove a two handed sword did not exist in viking times, how can I 100% disprove a statement like that? That's like saying, proove the flying spaghetti monster doesn't exist, you can't! But you can take reasoned argue...
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Re: Christian Jewellery?

Simon_Diment wrote:You left out the horned helmets! :D


Ah, but horned helmets are common to both cultures, so I didn't feel it neccessary to include it. :?
by WorkMonkey3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

I am still researching the two handed sword. Several people from different groups have said they did or could have existed but cant give a solid reference. Well all kinds of crap finds it way into a re-enactment scenario and is peddled to the public by the user as being "authentic" or &qu...
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Re: Christian Jewellery?

Love it,
Torc wearing Brits,
Then came the vikings.

And thus ends todays lesson on THE DARK AGES!
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

That picture you linked is of an example from the 1500's... As for the link on myarmoury, I think the author seems desperate to be able to "proove" the existance of a viking halberd type of thing, he seems dismaid at the fact no museum can give an example of a burial with one in (because t...
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: saxon axes

Well what i meant was the the Vikingr and the Ango-Saxons battled that much that weapon and armour styles varied very little,especially as weapons and armour from the other side on the battlefeild as 'war booty'. ..as far as im aware anyroad lol :P Ulfcub I think their military culture similarities...
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7000

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

Well there's huge, and then there's HUGE. Using the measurement rule supplied on the line drawings of the helm, it's something like 750mm from bottom of cheek guard, to top of apex. 750mm is like 75cm. Which is 3/4's of a meter :\ From the measurement I've taken from within the report, the cheek pie...
by WorkMonkey3
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

Also at witch point did I say the sword was to be used as a primary weapon. I much prefer a nice heavy spear or Halberd as a primary weapon. If all you are left with is your sword then you are probably in the smelly stuff. Tiddles. A halberd, cool, so you time travel as well? Interesting. I've been...
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: saxon axes

Well thats where the difference is, theres lots of viking style of axes, but there the same saxon variation.
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: saxon axes

Healsa if you still havnt got an Anglo-Saxon/Vikingr (they wasnt alot of difference,if any) I would say there's quite abit of difference in that the axe features alot more in viking culture and weapon-rite as a "weapon" where as the axe, even in the pagan saxon period hardly features at a...
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7000

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

I likes it, I want one made but the measurements on the report seem to be horridly wrong, either that, or it is HUGE!
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 15679

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

Hi. Firstly. I am trying to research the history of the curved blade sword in 9th and 10th century Europe. Which part of Europe? West/East? Kind of a big difference. Secondly. I cant find a reference to two handed swords in Europe before the 12th century. Because there weren't any. The Two handed s...
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 10813

Re: Viking Under Armer.

Re-enactors perspective surely?
Getting hit by a crowbar re-enactment blade through mail is going to hurt alot more because of the blunt trauma than a sharp, and lighter "real" one.
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7000

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

Yeah I've read the report, I'm not sure how they would aid to hide rivet heads though, as it seems the rivets are put through them, so surely the break in the line where the rivet was would emphasise the fact the rivet was there, or indeed how they'd serve as a guide for the rivet holes, it's not ha...
by WorkMonkey3
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 7000

Re: Northamptonshire(Pioneer) helmet

re: decoration there was also a series of 3 shallow parrallel incised lines that ran around the brow band, and over the lateral bands,
by WorkMonkey3
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 5467

Re: saxon axes

I think GDFB do a axe head for under £30, not shafted though. Corners are sometimes sharp and need filing down mind.

A shafted hand axe for under £35? Not likely unless it's second hand.
by WorkMonkey3
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anglo Saxons at Stoke Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Re: Anglo Saxons at Stoke Museum

Hello me.
by WorkMonkey3
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cleaning mail
Replies: 12
Views: 4713

Re: Cleaning mail

Top tips, have been meaning to do this for ages.

Sick and tired of my face still coming out black every time I put it on. I've had it nearly two years I've no idea where the oil keeps coming from :-x

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