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by Biro
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval printed linen
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: medieval printed linen

They normally do ILHF if you want to see some of their stuff first-hand.
by Biro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval printed linen
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: medieval printed linen

Bought quite a few gambies (and some soft kit) from them - as have other group members.

I'd definately recommend them.
by Biro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: John d'Aubernon poleyn
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

Re: John d'Aubernon poleyn

IMHO Primary sources should always be the preference, but it isn't always possible (moreso in earlier periods). Lets take for example you want to portray a 1240-50 knight - so are looking to get a helmet made (great helm/barrel helm - whatever you call it). The closest primary source I'm aware of is...
by Biro
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rivetting Points
Replies: 21
Views: 5514

Re: Rivetting Points

Out of curiosity, why riveted over sewn?
by Biro
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Maille gloves

Can't speak for 15c, but for 12/13c they didn't really exist on their own either. They were (afaik) always part of the mail hauberk. I'd be really surprised to see them start being used on their own in the 15c - especially with the advent of better (and more suited to individual pieces) plate armour.
by Biro
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille coif
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Maille coif

Just finished modifying mine, and I'm well-chuffed with it - so thought I'd show it off.. http://dawnofchivalry.wikispaces.com/Mail+Coif+-+Biro%27s+project Probably took somewhere between 40 and 60 hours all-told (but that included watching dvd's and fighting off the dog who likes to run off with bi...
by Biro
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: 13th century kit

Can I point you to our Wiki (which is still very much a work in progress) http://dawnofchivalry.wikispaces.com/ Kit Guides and interpretive Re-creation is where to find most of the info to help new members get started. it's not exhaustive, but may give you some ideas if nothing else. Geared towards ...
by Biro
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: building the worlds most iconic Viking ship
Replies: 14
Views: 12422

Re: building the worlds most iconic Viking ship

Wow.

Just wow - that looks great!

So how much waste was there just from creating that board?
by Biro
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 9382

Re: Wearing and Care of Chainmail

Cheers for the replies - very useful info. Biro, could maybe do as you suggest - periods I enact as an archer are the Wars of the Roses / Hundred Years war and the Riever periods are Tudor / Elizabethan. Would a wool or leather lining therfore be appropriate to either of these periods? Ahh, not my ...
by Biro
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trade ?
Replies: 46
Views: 11539

Re: How are you finding trade ?

Gotta say that this ILHF was the first time I've gone to a market with a shopping list (and yes, £15 of Jerky was on that list!). At £60 for the petrol, gone are the days where I can just go for the day out and the off-chance I see something I like. Friends I went with also had lists too (but they'r...
by Biro
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 9382

Re: Wearing and Care of Chainmail

Sorry, can't help very much.. Being a big-time mail user, I'm just resigned to the fact that anything touching it will get oily and so have a gambeson specifically for use with mail. I can only suggest the following ideas... maybe some padded gambeson-like garment the same size/shape as the mail to ...
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Hehe - just wish I could figure out who you are....
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Two at the moment - one for under mail, one standalone - but I'm expecting a sleveless one for over mail to be delivered next week. All good for combat.

Can we call that one a draw?
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Gah!, I've not no chance..!

is it even worth saying Gambies..?
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

13!! I thought I was bad with 5..: one round-top kite, 2 flat-top (one hospitaler colours), one heater, 1 wooden buckler. Ok, so how many helmets then? (I'm only at 3 here - faceplate, spangen and secret (sold my phrygian) - but want a decent great-helm though.. and maybe a kettle-hat too. Does what...
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

knight1066 wrote:The helmet I am thinking about adding something but can't decide what!


Hehe - I know what you mean. I always struggle with coming up with stuff like that.

Hmm. shields.. Sounds a bit like you have a similar shield-fixation as me. Currently running at 5!! (although one's about to be sold)
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Wow - that's a lot of blue! Although I have noticed many modern cameras really seem to show a 'brightness' to colours that just arn't there in real-life.. My pics in the Secret Wood thread scream 'RED!!', but in reality it's a much more muted kind of lighter brick-red. Nice to see the finishing touc...
by Biro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Secret Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: The Secret Wood

It was in the middle of a small wood (Raincliffe Wood) just outside Scarborough. Just a shame it was only 1 day (and so really busy with setting up and taking down camp all in one day)
by Biro
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Secret Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

The Secret Wood

Just found some pics of us (and some others) from a small, but very nice event we did last month..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulallanb ... 574294159/

Enjoy.
by Biro
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: which type of links for maille
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

Re: which type of links for maille

With mail, there is an awful lot of variation on ring-sizes, thicknesses etc. within any particular period. But some things tend to be fairly specific to the period. As I understand it, for the late end of the period mentioned, generally flattened rings with wedge-rivets - fully rivited. For the ear...
by Biro
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group Northants (northampton northamptonshire)
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: new group Northants (northampton northamptonshire)

12 to 15c is a massive amount of variation in both soft and combat kit.

If it were me, I'd narrow it down somewhat.

Be nice to see another gorup that does 12/13c though.
by Biro
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon shield
Replies: 9
Views: 5753

Re: saxon shield

I'm not sure the little straw hat the guy with the shield is wearing is period.. :D :angel:
by Biro
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: machine vs hand sewing
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

Re: machine vs hand sewing

So, been persevering a bit. my stitching is getting smaller, neater and quicker - so I guess I'll stick with it. (Thanks for the encouragement!) Using linen because the main goal I have here is using up stuff that I've had kicking around for years. I don't mind it not being particulary warm since my...
by Biro
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: machine vs hand sewing
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

Re: machine vs hand sewing

using machined french seams for the seams. ......... Set yourself up with a few large linen squares and practice your hemstitch - pull a thread to cut rather than ripping the cloth. Sophia :D Hehe. I don't believe I understood a word of that :D I'm not making a shirt - it's a cloak, so I'm just sew...
by Biro
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: machine vs hand sewing
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

machine vs hand sewing

I'm in a bit of a quandry here.. trying to get something to look as accurate as I can (look being the key word here) but I can't figure out which would be better given that I'm definately not good at needlework.. Looking at stuff like the St louis shirt (http://heatherrosejones.com/stlouisshirt/neck...
by Biro
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 22389

Re: Dead?

I knew Ian from waay back, and saw him a couple of years ago at Binchester and If my memory serves me (which is pretty doubtful), it may have been your group. His health wasn't good at the time - so he may well have retired from re-enactment.

Didn't know any of the others from his group - sorry...
by Biro
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 22389

Re: Dead?

*Waves from a fellow North-Easterner*

Not my period though.
Hmm. Roma Antiqua.. Is that the group with Ian Fenwick? Havn't seen him for years. Wonder how he is.
by Biro
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arming points
Replies: 43
Views: 10762

Re: Arming points

While on the subject.. Anyone have any ideas on when they started to be used? I'd always viewed them to be a late medieval thing till I noticed this from 1250:

http://www.medievaltymes.com/courtyard/ ... etail1.gif

That's got to be points tying the spurs on...
by Biro
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 14038

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

Magickal weapons!?

Who makes those?
by Biro
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 5976

Re: flail or ball and chain

The voice of experience here says that even in coreographed fights, make sure *your* (ie the flail wielder's) knees are armoured.

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