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by Nigel
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14268

Re: Conquest

been a busy time we've jsut finished the shoots for a channel 5 documentary on Wallace which look very promising and have had a fab time offshore. A couple of pics attached so you can get an idea and thanks toa ssorted friends who amde up the numbers on the various shoots on this one. braveheat 1.jpg
by Nigel
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: saddle suppilers
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: saddle suppilers

Sallie at Pipistrelle pm me for details
by Nigel
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Hi Nest “I've been reading this with interest as I'm a member of a group that is not a Living History group.” Interesting comment at what point do you stop becoming a living history group? If you have an encampment and open it up to the public surely by definition you are living history? I ask this ...
by Nigel
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

er expereince
by Nigel
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Brian

your leap wasn't that big agree with your comments BUT I would say you lot never stop asking questions and if you recall LEEK the 3 shires were there too
by Nigel
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Interesting view points

Would accept some but would also challenge back that with limited finance you should consider everything before purchasing and that some of the arguements above are bizarre
by Nigel
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: THis week from Debs
Replies: 1
Views: 3680

THis week from Debs

jason 6.jpg
Full length heraldic banner based on modern heraldry 16 feet long by 3 wide at the hoist in Silk with applique and emboridery
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by Nigel
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yorkshire dressmaker
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Yorkshire dressmaker

Hi

Thanks Kate yes Debs has a mix of very busy (she is calling it hell month) and clients every day this week

Claire pmd you witha number

Regards

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Brian la Zouche wrote:http://www.threeshiresmedieval.com/

late 14th cent to early 15th cent

they are the 1st to admit, not 100% living history level, but they are fun and friendly

combat, have a go archery, etc, etc
Really you do surprise me
by Nigel
Tue May 24, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 13106

Re: mid 14th century knight

Thanks Will :D

There's a bit of 14th century on the web site and I think we may have a couple in stock too
by Nigel
Sat May 07, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 7909

Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

near you matey Toby of the silver wyvern I beleive has made some rather splendid ones

not off the shelf but bloody good
by Nigel
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 16568

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Dave, those religious texts sound interesting. Are they copies of originals? Costume-wise, what types of doublet and breeches were worn by the middling-sort and gentry from the 1550s-1640s? Would i have to buy several costumes or were there certain styles that remained in use throughout the period ...
by Nigel
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Re: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011

NO groups that I know of
by Nigel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sabre and two handed sword history.
Replies: 53
Views: 16510

Re: Sabre and two handed sword history.

control

whats that then i THOUGHT YOU JUST CLOBBERED THE OTHER GUY
by Nigel
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandines and Jousting
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: Brigandines and Jousting

from experience of asssiting int he construction of stuff that goes under armour.We ahve elarnt to ask what a person is planning on using as chest protection and we increase the padding on an arming doublet if its for a brig
by Nigel
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?
Replies: 11
Views: 5808

Re: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?

It has been noted

Violence at Senlac now thats an idea

but perhaps we should all jsut sit down and eat cake and talk it through ?
by Nigel
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?
Replies: 11
Views: 5808

Re: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?

sort of a bluey grey heeringbone
by Nigel
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Basic late Victorian clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 8847

Re: Basic late Victorian clothing

West Point Sutlers used to do some excellent quality clothing (the first hat i bought from them has lasted almost 5 years) and still sell reasonably-priced authentic boots. Another good sutler is 19th century Sutlery, formerly known as the Sutlers' Stores West Point: http://www.westpointsutlers.org...
by Nigel
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?
Replies: 11
Views: 5808

Re: Anglo-Saxon leg wraps?

somewhere I've got a set you can have (unused and still in the packing) made by HE

You can ahve em for a twelve quid inc postage
by Nigel
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 11391

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
by Nigel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 11391

Re: Viking Under Armer.

All that said personally speaking I want to guarentee that I will be able to go to work on a Monday without broken bits

Hence I wear padding under both my maille and plate.

I still wince when i hit a vike and watch them double over as there is no padding under their maille
by Nigel
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 17563

Re: Chimera Costumes

Liek all one man bands sometimes somethings get dropped especailly at one of the busiest times of the calendar
by Nigel
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Phygrian hat
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: Phygrian hat

Thnaks for middle one

was toying with one of those a couple of weeks ago but now will
by Nigel
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 9213

Re: Mix and Match Armour

gregory23b wrote: Make sure your jack is fit for purpose, not simply a tailored duvet, it has to be able to take blows and cuts.
It will be as he has ordered one from Debs and we dont do war duvets
by Nigel
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

Ok we were trying to help is there any reason to fly off the handle ? Nope

I honestly don't recall any evidence ofr short sleeved jacks in any context and the one that springs to mind re archery has full length sleeves

Hopefully somebody else has another source ?
by Nigel
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

ok missed that

so why use evidence from the 1260's for something almost 200 years later
by Nigel
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

Ok a a fairly basic point from the pic of the garment that you posted.

The evidence above is from c1265 you then want to extraolate that onto a garment which by its construction and length looks as tho its more suited to the C15th.

Somethign which is quite simply wrong
by Nigel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: your opinion on swords?
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: your opinion on swords?

Mark every time I love his work its jsut a bit too light for me personally

I also dont like Kovex and am planning a trip over to prague to look at others soon
by Nigel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a gambi
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Making a gambi

Hi Alex

just to let you know that I've replied to your email
by Nigel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Where to stay at torm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: Where to stay at torm?

leamington is about £8.00 in a taxi alst time I did it and a nice place to stay better than Coventry