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by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

I'm sorry but i'm not being pig headed.

Few facts:

He didn't mention an area
I said they were possibly later alterations


Why i seem to be being beaten down for offering a suggestion that no-one else did, i don't know. Thought the whole idea was info sharing???
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

whatever, going round in circles.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

What ahs the ability to travel got to do with whether someone wishes to portray an English persona or that of another country??
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

seems like a pretty odd conclusion to me. Either way, i said they were Italian, not English, he didn't specify which country so he can do with the information as he pleases.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

Why should i assume that??

There are plenty of English users on here who portray peoples from other countries.

How could i fall into thinking Europe was all the same, you think i'm some kind of retard?
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

Who mentioned it had to be Engish?? I was simply answering the 'in the 14th century' question.
by Thomas Hayman
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille fastenings
Replies: 37
Views: 3338

Well, i wouldn'y say it NEVER existed but it's unlikely that the fittings were installe dupon the shirts' creation. The best example of front closing mail shirts is that of the Churburg castle, Italy. I seem to have mislaid my copy so ii'll put pictures up tommorrow :? The fasteners are basically ho...
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: erm... is this what I think it is?
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

After having a little look around and comparing some examples, i'd say it's original. The measurements and overall look match well with an original in the Wallace and it lines up quite nicely with Oakeshotts typology.

thoughts?
by Thomas Hayman
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Those who ride...
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Mark beaby of Bjarnis boots looks to sell some nice ones. Also, check out Historic Enterprises, their foot wear is top notch.

www.bjarnisboots.co.uk
www.historicenterprises.com
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Darkening maille
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Not supposed to be a fun read, though :!:
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Darkening maille
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Not a case of not wanting to live dangerously, it's a case of not seriously f*****g yourself up.
by Thomas Hayman
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Darkening maille
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Aaaargh, don't, for gods sake, burn the zinc off, even sitting upwind, it's really risky!!

Not fun, in the least!!: http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/tutor/safety3/index.htm
by Thomas Hayman
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval reenactment fotopic website
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Imogen, unrelated to your topic, but, hi from Bradford, ncie to see someone local for a change :-)
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Superb! :D
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Portable Wooden Forge
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

I'd love to see the list. is it a small portable forge for making small itmes or a large smithy type setup for repairing large items?
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bohemian Medieval Art 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

err, dog bowl?
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10304

15th century, pavises, need i say more (wink wink, nudge nudge, how's your father, get my drift, need i say MORE (*wibble*)
by Thomas Hayman
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Portable Wooden Forge
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

POsted a link on the bick iron thread. You do know there is no evidence for a 'field' forge? at least, not for the 15th century.
by Thomas Hayman
Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Identifying a blade - Bayonet
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

If you come to sell it, contact me!!
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Well, not in a direct way. as in, no points FOR the standard. but it will be pointed via the pauldorn points if the pauldrons sit high enough.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Might have been a little unclear, sorry. It'd buckle at the back, side, wherever then the pauldron points go through the mail and get pointed up. This is how i have seen it done and it proves effective.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

I shall have a look tonight in my wallace catalogue.

Why does it make more sense, am i missing something obvious here?
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Not seen a padded standard yet though.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Evidence, no, i'm talking from the view point of seeing it done. It seems to work well enough for those who Joust at the RA and in other places.
by Thomas Hayman
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Not replace, just no need for a ton of padding. you point the standard to the collar of the doublet and use the collar as padding. less bulk.
by Thomas Hayman
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Maille Standard Padding
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Could you not just buy an amrinf doublet and be done with a padding?

Great ones can be bought from www.historicenterprises.com
by Thomas Hayman
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cost of armour?
Replies: 18
Views: 3003

Well, i'll advise you to spend a large amount on a helmet as this will keep you alive. everything else slows the bruising down. A Gorget you can make yourself, i believe this is mandatory in the SCA? As for WHAT to wear. A 'saltshaker' style helm, many hundreds are seen in the maciejowski bible and ...
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cost of armour?
Replies: 18
Views: 3003

What is the armour to be used for? LH purposes, SCA, LARP? as all these groups have widely varying 'safe' plate thicknesses choosing the right person for you could be hard. Are you looking for something to bash about in or to look the part? Do you have a lot of cash to outlay? Would plastic be an op...
by Thomas Hayman
Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

It was REALLY dead, little trickles of people every now and again, but hardly bustling to get in. so, a good weekend :-)

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