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by Richard Scott
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a longbow
Replies: 58
Views: 10450

Re: Looking for a longbow

EnglishArcher wrote:There are quite a few references to "timber for arrows, and silk and wax and other necessities" for arrow making.
I can't argue with that! :)
by Richard Scott
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a longbow
Replies: 58
Views: 10450

Re: Looking for a longbow

Would silk thread be cheap enough (in period) to use for war arrows? I guess the economics mean it would be more viable for hunting arrows (which would be shot more accurately and recovered more often), but for something likely to be trampled into oblivion I don't see the benefit of silk over linen.
by Richard Scott
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a longbow
Replies: 58
Views: 10450

Re: Looking for a longbow

The glue used looked like that from a hot melt glue gun - I have tried this in tha past with similar poor results. I now always use araldite rapid two-part epoxy, which hardly ever fails. I'd second the recommendation of Araldite Rapid (or similar 2-part epoxy). Our field archery club gave up on ho...
by Richard Scott
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 12616

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

For my money (and this is what my wife did on her wedding day) is have a small fabric purse (make it a nice embroidered one and it makes a nice present!) hung from her waist under the gown. Use something like a tablet-woven girdle (nice and soft) and have the purse on a long string so it hangs low ...
by Richard Scott
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 12616

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

The pouch for me needs to be belt-hung. Would I be correct in saying kidney pouch (as I originally suggested) or frame purse as Colin suggested are equally suitable? Any comments on relative status for those two? The one for the (future) wife needs to be shoulder-slung if possible. It will be worn a...
by Richard Scott
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 12616

15th Century pouches and bags

Hello,

Any recommendations on suppliers for an authentic belt pouch (from searching this forum, probably a kidney pouch?) for me and a bag for missus' bits and bobs (preferably a shoulder bag, but belt bag OK if more in period).

Thanks in advance,
Richard.
by Richard Scott
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 22772

Re: Where do you attach your points?

As an aside, I know that doublets should be closely tailored, but what about shirts? Again, from the pictures posted in this thread where the shirt is hanging out they mostly are depicted as being 'rumpled' suggesting a looser fit than the doublet.
by Richard Scott
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 22772

Re: Where do you attach your points?

EnglishArcher wrote:There is an image from 1448 showing a mason.
Would anyone care to voice an opinion on how the hosen of the mason centre/background of this picture are held up? What appears to me to be a shirt is hanging out almost all the way round.
by Richard Scott
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Points
Replies: 39
Views: 7946

Re: Points

Richard, If you do decide to go on into re-enactment i would highly recommend you invest in a properly fitted, made-to-measure doublet. As you're not used to medieval clothing I can almost guarantee that if you're current doublet feels good then it's probably completely wrong! A properly fitted dou...
by Richard Scott
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Points
Replies: 39
Views: 7946

Re: Points

Thanks for everyone's help. By strange coincidence this costume is for my wedding too. I don't do any re-enactment or living history, but may well do so in the future. The doublet is an off-the-peg one that happens to fit very nicely, but only if the front is overlapped so the eyelet holes line up. ...
by Richard Scott
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Points
Replies: 39
Views: 7946

Re: Points

Thank you very much for both your replies. Doublets were more likely closed with a single, long, point, tied top-to-bottom, rather than multiple points. I can't visualise what you are describing here. Does the single point 'snake' through the eyelets? If so how is it secured at top and bottom? <RANT...
by Richard Scott
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Points
Replies: 39
Views: 7946

Points

Hello, New to costume history and this site, but a few questions I would like your views on. 1) For lower-end nobility around 1380-1420, what would the points attaching hose to a doublet be like (material, aiglets, length)? 2) Roughly when did points/laces for doublet fronts get supplanted by button...