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by Hobbitstomper
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Paul Chen/ Hanwei practical basket hilt broadsword
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Saw a more recent version of the Paul Chen viking swords. Finish is much improved but the new version has 3 fullers. Would probably get banned from any viking battle due to the blade type or from a late medieval one due to the viking fittings.

One to avoid for re-enactment.
by Hobbitstomper
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Zombie Survival Guide.
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

This was debated at length on one of the sword discussion boards. Skills? After years of training to hit people lightly and not on the head would you be able to undo all that training when the dead rise? Re-enactment is glorified camping which is very different from survivalism. You can't pop down t...
by Hobbitstomper
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Paul Chen/ Hanwei practical basket hilt broadsword
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Got one of their viking broadswords and took it apart to change the grip. The viking blade isn't too bad. Not as hard as a hardened EN45 blade but equivalent to a lot of chrome-molly blades. Finish is really terrible with visible grinding marks all over it. It looks vaguely pattern welded from a dis...
by Hobbitstomper
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: X-post: "European Mediaeval Jewellery" reprint
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Excellent. I have been after a copy of this book for a couple of years. If you could get them to print it in the price range in your post I would definately buy it. From a personal point of view I'd like decent quality printing for the pictures (because detail is important) and a sturdy but not fanc...
by Hobbitstomper
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a sword scabbard
Replies: 3
Views: 923

For a simple leather scabard the leather needs to be three times the width of the blade. Mark it out using a blunt point- not a pen. Tunnel stitch the two long edges together and sew on any attachment points/belts. Alternatively sew the two long edges together on the flat and compress the join (whic...
by Hobbitstomper
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Read it.

It was okay but I wasn't keen on the ending. Well written though.

Stomper
(Copy going free if anyone wants it)
by Hobbitstomper
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 6184

Suggestion for Sally Not sure if anyone has suggested this but how about also just making the top bits and letting people sew them to/over their own socks? Ankle sizes don't vary half as much as shoe sizes and it would allow you to make more of the difficult/visible bit which re-enactors are after. ...
by Hobbitstomper
Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pathfinder
Replies: 23
Views: 5077

Film

What's the betting all the evil vikings have English accents.
by Hobbitstomper
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tunnelling Companies RE
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Suggestion

There are specific groups interested in looking at caves, mines and other underground stuff. Groups interested in mines tend to be older (because you walk around them without doing difficult stuff). Groups interested in coal mines have very old members (because you can't go in to them so you visit t...