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by Tod
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jacobites
Replies: 3
Views: 3253

Jacobites

Members of RaT (http://www.18thcentury.org) and guests at Avoncroft 1745 week end.
by Tod
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 65784

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I don't think most people in the midlands really understand Scotland and in this example re-enactment. There a dozens of groups in Scotland but not as spread out as they are in England, they are all centred around the major cities and tend to do lots of local events. For what ever reason most of the...
by Tod
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belts and how many of them?
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: Belts and how many of them?

But still slap them.
by Tod
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belts and how many of them?
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: Belts and how many of them?

IMO you would be correct. Sword belt (and scabbard!) for sword only. Another belt for any thing else. I'd add that if you look at period pictures you will not find a ton of junk hanging off the average mans belt. If any one offers you a fox tail to hang from your belt slap them then burn it.
by Tod
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites
Replies: 9
Views: 5757

Re: Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites

The next event we will be attending is at Avoncroft museum near Birmingham. If you would like to be invited or want to try a new group or period drop me a PM or contact us through our web site. The event is on 31 August/1 September and is a full 1745 event with Jacobites and British Redcoats. We can...
by Tod
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Flodden at Etal, August 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 7229

Re: Flodden at Etal, August 2013

Thanks for posting them up. That was me being cut down wearing the headcam.
It was hard work but worth it.
by Tod
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century hose - Historic Enterprises
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: 15th century hose - Historic Enterprises

I've got some, you do need to wash them to keep them "shrunk" or they become a bit baggy but I've never found any thing better.
by Tod
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Glove makers?
Replies: 11
Views: 5161

Re: Glove makers?

Glove making is a real art. Even getting the patterns is damn near impossible. I made some a few years ago and it's not some thing I would like to do again any time soon.
by Tod
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Almain rivet armour
Replies: 12
Views: 5326

Re: Almain rivet armour

Yes, i am rather pleased, very nice outcome to the project. Have to say that Fred Ryalls work for Tod is looking v nice too. Fred didn't make mine. The Almein rivet and my casonette was made by Adam Blockley. The arms and gauntlets were started by Willy Trambone and Co in Ukraine and finished by Gr...
by Tod
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Flodden (Etal) Traders
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Flodden (Etal) Traders

If you are trading and or already have booked with Annie D or want to trade at the Flodden event in Etal (3/4 August) could you email me foxblade4@hotmail.com ASAP. I just need to make sure my list is correct.
by Tod
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mouldy-smelling glasses
Replies: 7
Views: 4492

Re: Mouldy-smelling glasses

I bet its not damp its the smell of the metal. Are they steel or brass? I assume you aired them out of the box?
by Tod
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching / Wearing an Arrow Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 3353

Re: Attaching / Wearing an Arrow Bag

I made a canvas arrow bag with a leather insert. I've tried all sorts of ways of carrying it and using it, franly it's nothing but a pain. Maybe they thought the same.
by Tod
Wed May 29, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Flintlock Fettler Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 7411

Re: Flintlock Fettler Wanted

That would be the NA chap. At least you got a frissen that will last for ever :lol:
by Tod
Wed May 29, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 65784

Re: Bannockburn 2014

The Clan associations today are often headed by the hereditary clan chief, who is descended from the original historic clan chiefs. Think like the remnants of feudalism. Therefore they provide a focus for those interested in family history and the like. They don't have anything to do with the battl...
by Tod
Wed May 22, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Wiltshire (Trowbridge)
Replies: 6
Views: 3547

Re: Wiltshire (Trowbridge)

If you want armour you are looking at later medieval. However sword is not and has never been a primary weapon. Your best bet is to contact either one of the War of the Roses Federation (WOTRF) or Medieval Siege Society (MSS) groups near you (sorry if I've msised any groups off). Before you do it's ...
by Tod
Tue May 21, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Landschneckt Costume - can anybody make one?
Replies: 9
Views: 4420

Re: Landschneckt Costume - can anybody make one?

Contact Jackie Phillips at Cloaked and Daggered or Prior Attire, both have web sites.
by Tod
Tue May 14, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Flintlock Fettler Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 7411

Re: Flintlock Fettler Wanted

There is a chap in one of the NA units, I'll try and find out his name. I've got one of my locks up in Scotland with another chap but it's been there for ages. Don't bother with the company over near Norwich my lock ws there for months and they did nothing. I think it's a dieing art.
by Tod
Tue May 14, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Voiders - how to attatch
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Voiders - how to attatch

Is this a result of living in the back and beyond?
Cheers
Colin if you are at a FED event let me know.
by Tod
Thu May 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 54038

Re: Insurance

A word of warning. I just had my insurance renewal through. I was using Black Friars for group insurance. I did some checking with them as I wasn't happy with the policy wording. They don't cover explosives so that means no black powder. You are only covered up to £2m for fires which isn't enough fo...
by Tod
Fri May 03, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gorget/Bevor Confusion / Other Newbie Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6582

Re: Gorget/Bevor Confusion / Other Newbie Questions

I've got bellows faced sallet from St Georges that I can't fault would recommend them or the new kid on the block is Adam Blockley he's made a few things for me and all have been good. He doesn't have aweb site but is on FB.
by Tod
Thu May 02, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Re: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

My grandad had one, you can wind it down the length of wood you have, assuming its the same thickness all the way down. Or at least you could with his one, I think the angle of the blade could be changed, it'll be in one of my workshops some where.
by Tod
Wed May 01, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Re: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

The pub was nearer that it looks and the cables were much higher then they look.
by Tod
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Re: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

These are from the making day in Etal, the ones above are from Milton Keynes Museum.
by Tod
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

One of the many problems running the Flodden project was trying to buy or make pikes for the Scots forces. As I couldn't buy any at a decent price I decided we would have a go at making some. No one seemed to know how the originals were made and I came to the conclusion that as ash was farmed there ...
by Tod
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Hammerite, nice I would hope it was the metalic finish. I'm going to leave the inside or paint it with red oxide :wink: (not).
by Tod
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

After a few tests using differnt paints and different brushes I've concluded that black polyurethane boat paint is the best. It leaves some brush marks and picks up dust easily but I'm painting armour not my motorbike. So thanks to Jorge for the recommendation and Griff for the advice. How long it w...
by Tod
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arm padding under armour
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Re: Arm padding under armour

Yes you're right, it needs more holes in the upper straps. That's a job for some time this week. I've got a mail shirt but I think it might be a bit snug and I don't know any one who does alterations any more and I don't have the time or the skill. I think it also has short sleeves. The other arms I...
by Tod
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arm padding under armour
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Arm padding under armour

This is for my Almein Rivet. I have a linen outer, silk inner arming doublet. I found that my body is fine if direct hits are made on the armour but on the arms I feel the impact a lot more (mind you if some one hits me as hard as we did in the tests I will be less than impressed). Was there any pad...
by Tod
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Flodden week end traders 3/4 August 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1859

Flodden week end traders 3/4 August 2013

Traders, if you are interested in coming contact Annie at A Piece of History anndoebereiner@aol.com We am also looking for a food trader - please contact me not Annie.. If you need more info email me foxblade4@hotmail.com Pitch fes are £30. There is a chance of inside pitrches 6' x 6' £40. The event...