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by chrisanson
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 13183

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

Medicus Matt wrote:Hurt I am...cut to the quick.
<sob>
:)
by chrisanson
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Burell
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Burell

So, in the Primitive Rule of the Templars, when discussing habits for sergeants it says:- Therefore let them assiduously be given black robes; but if these cannot be found, they should be given what is available in that province; or what is the least expensive, that is burell . What's 'burell'...do...
by chrisanson
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 4332

Re: Bodkins........and things

good stuff!
by chrisanson
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dane Axe Hight.
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

Re: Dane Axe Hight.

so start long and cut it down until it feels ok
by chrisanson
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dane Axe Hight.
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

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 chrisanson
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dane Axe Hight.
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

Re: Dane Axe Hight.

As to the axe I often wonder where the chin level standard even came from
isn't it all to do with proportion? you know how all hammer stales are about hand size for the average bloke or a rake is about the same size? it is just a tool that needs to be useable
by chrisanson
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dane Axe Hight.
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

Re: Dane Axe Hight.

tall enough to lean on comfortably while taking to mops
by chrisanson
Wed May 25, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 8804

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

Friesian wrote:
chrisanson wrote:no good then?
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They look a lot earlier style than 15th to me - did you make them ?

yep
by chrisanson
Tue May 24, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 8804

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

no good then?
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by chrisanson
Tue May 10, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 14956

Re: secure storing for guns

the real lord duvet wrote:http://www.safesecurityservices.co.uk/c ... 3f7d873080

not that expensive for tall cabinets is it?

still only 59" tall though
by chrisanson
Fri May 06, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 14956

Re: secure storing for guns

PM redders
by chrisanson
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wood for Poleaxe
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Wood for Poleaxe

Billman wrote:You could try pm'ing chrisanson (find him in the members list), he's in Dudley. I got my last lot of shafts from him.

did someone call? :)
by chrisanson
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 recruiting now
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 recruiting now

Melchett wrote:Cheers, but it does the same as my link.

Was it doing something else? :$

didn't work for me, working now though! probably me :roll:
by chrisanson
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 recruiting now
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 recruiting now

this might help

http://www.thewarwicks1418.com/index.html

nice web site, interesting period but money and life is stopping me at the me
by chrisanson
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"
Replies: 14
Views: 12529

Re: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"

it would be fine as a sticky as long as it was not looked upon as the rule, Yes, I was thinking of it was more as "FYI" page. If we have it as a sticky then rather than people feeling they had to be snippy or bitchy because they are basically fed up of repeating the same "please explain your point ...
by chrisanson
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"
Replies: 14
Views: 12529

Re: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"

well said, i have noticed a difference online over the last few years to when i first started looking into this hobby. if i ha encountered some of the reply's to simple and easily answered questions i think i would have not bothered(which would have robbed me of some very enjoyable times and good fr...
by chrisanson
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"
Replies: 14
Views: 12529

Re: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"

it would be fine as a sticky as long as it was not looked upon as the rule, i just think that this is a forum and should stay that way. this is a hobby that is looked upon from very different prospective s form different people (one that comes readily to mind is cost i get things as good as can but ...
by chrisanson
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"
Replies: 14
Views: 12529

Re: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"

i'm sorry but i find that a bit condescending
by chrisanson
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Suzies New Frock
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Suzies New Frock

8-)
by chrisanson
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Passchendaele film
Replies: 20
Views: 7645

Re: Passchendaele film

Sasha wrote:Beneath Hill 60.

That's what you want to get...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1418646/

can recommend the above
by chrisanson
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Quarterstaff
Replies: 16
Views: 4984

Re: Medieval Quarterstaff

Fox wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:Meyer is very much like Spear rather than Quarterstaff as most people would think of it, i.e. you hold it at one end and thrust with the other.
Although I understand that is how you use a quarter staff; clue in the question, in that your holding the last quarter of the staff?

is it a euphemism?
by chrisanson
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 6556

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 all. i thin...
by chrisanson
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 12563

Re: Viking Under Armer.

doubt it Chris cos we all wear padding the point is tht its expected that maille will be padded and it attracts a proportional forced blow to allow impact to be felt i know what you mean mate but there are some ot there that dont know what proportional means, i have fought folk from earlier periods...
by chrisanson
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 18220

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

I cant find a reference to two handed swords in Europe before the 12th century. But i am sure the idea is much older then that. In an era when the spear is the primary weapon and your shield is your best friend, a two handed sword is a really, really bad idea. no if its the bloke your fighting :wink:
by chrisanson
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 12563

Re: Viking Under Armer.

if i get hit that hard the return blow will be felt in a similar manner :wink:
by chrisanson
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: this weekend in the forge
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Re: this weekend in the forge

8-)
by chrisanson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5300

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

there is also the augment that it is better to be more comfortable/less restrictive and therefor safer. as is still applied to this day. That's right because when I buy a new crash helmet for the bike I always take the padding out because on a summers day it gets soooo hot in there! Just like when ...
by chrisanson
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5300

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

there is also the augment that it is better to be more comfortable/less restrictive and therefor safer. as is still applied to this day.
by chrisanson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 7836

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

you just need a small steel box and bellows and some form of anvil. if needed you can disguise
the box with a outer wooden box. i just use a steel box with short legs ( about 6") and bag bellows.
by chrisanson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 5
Views: 3664

Re: Acoustic Guitar?

oliv897 wrote:Ok thanks, I would have loved to take my guitar with me to Reenacting guess i will have to learn new instruments lol

you could take it to play after the public have gone, you my get killed but you could take it