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by Ian Harbottle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Scutum Blank
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Try John Watson from Amond Dracan,

I'm sure he does scutum shield blanks. I think you can find him on here somewhere trading under Shields and Shoes!!!!

And he's based in Redcar, so not far away from you.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Can jacobite re-enactment recover from this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Hi all, Quayn, the leather industry is already in danger. Prices of leather more than doubled after foot and mouth and have never gone down. Cheap leather goods from Asia are flooding the European market. Some are just as good in quality and construction as you can get made here. Synthetic materials...
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Horse Barding
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Hi, I'm a qualified saddler and I specialise in historical saddlery and tack from Roman to Regency, supplying mainly to museums and TV. PM me with the details of what you are after, the type and height of your horse, and when you need it by and I'll give you a quote.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon May 14, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Late Roman/Sarmatian/Hunnic/Gothic Saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 5032

Cheers guys,

Some of these avenues I've already looked into but some are new. If there are any more keep them coming as they can only help.

Thanks for all your help. I'll keep you all update as I progress.

Ian.
by Ian Harbottle
Wed May 09, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Late Roman/Sarmatian/Hunnic/Gothic Saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 5032

Late Roman/Sarmatian/Hunnic/Gothic Saddle

Hi all, I'm about to start reconstructing a Late Roman Saddle. I've got some vague references, a couple of artists’ impressions and the usual unworkable theories :lol: but nothing concrete. I've googled, visited libraries, contacted museums and spoken to other re-enactment groups. Everyone has an id...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri May 04, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hobnails - suppliers, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

The leather supplier Le Prevo in Newcastle. They supply hobnails

try 0191 232 4179 or

www.leprevo.co.uk

Ian.
by Ian Harbottle
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Brass numerals
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Hi Paul,

Try the Sutler Store or West Point Sutlers or Warhorse Trading. They sell numerals for ACW kepis to. They should be about the size you are looking for. You can get their websites from the links section of the ACWS website.
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Albert Shako 1844
Replies: 8
Views: 4597

Thanks guys, this is exactly what I was looking for. I've taken on board all pointers mentioned and will be putting them into the next one I'm planning on doing in a few weeks time. I'm not sure the chinstrap is caught into the lower banding. It's often seperately attached, which is why there are bo...
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Albert Shako 1844
Replies: 8
Views: 4597

Albert Shako 1844

Hi all. Here's my first attempt at an 1844 Albert shako. I've cheated a bit and made a leather shell and covered it with black woollen felt as I haven't a clue how to steam shape and harden felt as in the originals. I've copied the dimensions from the shako in the Green Howard’s museum. Obviously it...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Portraying a Colonial
Replies: 15
Views: 4588

I second Matt's post. The ACWS is great fun and if the feeling takes you, can uniform up and play a bloke to take part in battles. In addition there is a Federal Marine unit just starting up in Middlesbrough who are banded in with the Federal Staff of the ACWS. If you wish I can get you their details.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Portraying a Colonial
Replies: 15
Views: 4588

Don't no much about early colonial but you could always go for American Civil War as well, especially Confederate. Either southern bell for big dresses or Marine and navy if you want to get stuck in. Hartlepool was the largest coal port in the country at the time (third largest overall in the countr...
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Cavalry (Hussar) uniform patterns.
Replies: 12
Views: 3991

Also try some of the Osprey Publishing series of Napoleonic Books. Some have some good copies of original tailor's sketches that where uses as patterns as well as some good uniform descriptions from period order books.
by Ian Harbottle
Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stovepipe Shako Blanks
Replies: 10
Views: 2283

Hi John, I've spent the last couple of weeks looking for the same thing and found nothing in the U.K. I did find a supplier in the States who would post to the U.K. but the combined cost of product, postage and import tax made it not worth it. If you're interested (and rich) I'll dig out their detai...
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Playing the Lyre or Psaltery
Replies: 10
Views: 4085

Thanks guys this has been a great help. Ann, Ive just found a link for Busy Mole (feeling a bit like a kid in a sweet shop). Thanks I'll drop them a line too. Eric, I mainly do Roman re-enactment and on occasion medieval. Idealy I'd like something with a technique that can be used between the two bu...
by Ian Harbottle
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Playing the Lyre or Psaltery
Replies: 10
Views: 4085

Playing the Lyre or Psaltery

Hi all, can anyone advise on some good books or references for someone wishing to learn to play the lyre or psaltery. I'm a complete novice but have the time on my hands and enthusiasm to give it a go. Is there a general or specific techniqueto playing? Would I need to (or would it be easier to) lea...