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by Phoenix Rising
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 9181

Wearing and Care of Chainmail

Hoping someone can help me with this. I've got a chainmail standard (neck / shoulder protection) which I'm wanting to use in character as archer and as a reiver but I'm not sure how to clean / look after it. It does have a layer of oil on it which I understand helps it not to rust whilst in storage,...
by Phoenix Rising
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17434

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

That said, I've had this conversation with both Mark Stretton (current Guiness World Record holder: shooting 3 arrows, full-draw, off a 200lb bow) and Joseph Gibbs (who quite easily shoots a 160lb bow all day). They have both agreed: after about 8 arrows in quick succession, the lactic acid build i...
by Phoenix Rising
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17434

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

Interesting thought about the lactic acid build-up, and as a medic I can see how that would work, as the build up of that acid is what causes a 'stitch' in runners etc. However, just as people who have long-standing respiratory diseases begin to stand a higher level of CO2 in their bodies than norma...
by Phoenix Rising
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17434

Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

Having recently thought about making my own medieval canvas arrow bag,I began to do some research into them, but now finding myself a little confused. Most of the opinions that i have seen are very much based on the idea of the archer having a bag that has a leather spacer punched with holes in it (...
by Phoenix Rising
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Re: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills

Cheers for that Stuart - had a look at the website you gave me the link for and i.33 makes a bit more sense in English!!! Can see now what you mean, that a good number of the moves (at least the basic ones) could be used in close-quarter situations, closing off your opponents etc. Interesting though...
by Phoenix Rising
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Re: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills

Hi Folks, Apologies for not replying to anyone, but the nature of my employment means that I'm frequently away for a couple of weeks at a time and where i work (North Sea) I don't get the net! So just back and now trying to catch up. Anyhow, I rather like the 'grandad teaching outside of the pub' co...
by Phoenix Rising
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Re: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills

Cheers Phil, some very interesting stuff. :) So Reiver 'society' so to speak would have consisted of men with varying different abilities as far as swordplay would have been concerned, from those at the top end with knowledge gained from schooling etc to those who had only some rudimentary training ...
by Phoenix Rising
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills
Replies: 17
Views: 5454

Archers and Border Reivers - Sword Fighting Skills

Hello, Having not long entered the reenactment scene my interest lies on two fronts, as these are the areas that I portray due to my interest in longbow archery (I shoot a 45 lb self bow). These two areas are: 1) Archers of Wars of Roses / Hundred Years War 2) Border Reivers - Zenith of reiving (tud...

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