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by Stuart Quayle
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Polearms

Hi Felix

Will you be purchasing any polearms to use with your harness, if so what type style of polearm would you choose?
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: When daggers evolve into swords.
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Cinquedea

The other short sword which may have evolved from a dagger form is as Marcus and Rob mentioned, an Italian blade known as a Cinquedea. The Cinquedea is thought to have emerged in the mid 15th century Italy and the name is thought to derive from the fact that the blade is about five fingers broad at ...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: When daggers evolve into swords.
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

When daggers evolve into swords.

Sounds quite Darwinian doesn't it :lol: I did not wish to de-rail Chris's thread ref. the length of knives v daggers etc. but wanted to give Marcus what little info I can on how a dagger can evolve through necessity into a short sword. The classic example which springs to mind is the late medieval B...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Breastplate.

Congratulations on being the proud owner one superb looking 14th century breastplate and fauld Felix.

It's a lovely hybrid of a Churburg no. 14 breastplate with a 'Pistoia Alterpiece' style, reducing fauld, absolutely beautiful! 8)
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1750s suit
Replies: 33
Views: 4967

1750

Deep respect for that kit Phil and to all who made it, it simply looks superb. Bravo Sir!
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Visorless Great Bascinets.

Hi Matt I have asked some of my very knowledgable armour friends ref. your question about whether or not 'English' Great Bascinets from the early 15th century would more often than not have had a visor, even though alot of English effigies from this period show a distinct lack of side pivots for suc...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: English great bascinets
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Great bascinets.

Hi Matt

The two very high quality repros of this general type of Great Bascinet which spring to mind are:

Per Jensen's raised & quench hardened Great Bascinet and James Arlen Gillaspie's Great Bascinet from his 1430 harness.

pics attached
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Early 15th century harness.

Ah, that makes sense Matt - thanks. I see what you mean when you begin to compare the English harnesses on your effigies site, close fitting, generally lacking in decoration, very plain, except for the the highly fluted and decorated elbow couters and besagews. Very useful effigies site, shall have ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Boucicault.

Lovely harness Matt thanks for posting the pic, looks a very good fit on you which is a BIG plus point! Love the breastplate (Churburg #14?) with faulds and the arms look fantastic. The only thing you could add to those is brass edging, which I need to do on mine. Hee hee Thomas, two very good point...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Kit & Boucicault.

Many thanks Gerald, yes absolutely correct shields by Bonnacon ... can attest to their lovely quality hee hee and yes I have a few of em! Hee hee, thanks for the offer of single combat with poleaxe Matt ... I think I'll have to pass on that as you might possess a very slight advantage (i.e. you know...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Pics

Cheers Fox! :D Ah, you recognise the polehammer Phil, had it rehafted, languets added and the head sharpened up just that little bit more. The hammerhead was a superb piece to work with, even has a nice etched Oak leaf on the underside of the rear fluke! Classy 8) Phil - could you remind me please w...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Other personas.

Some pics of my other medieval personas:

William le Scrope - King and Lord of Mann in 1392
Henry Percy - 1st Earl of Northumberland - king & lord of Mann in 1399
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Boucicault.

Many thanks Felix.

I wore my padded aketon, riveted maille shirt and a 9 piece segmented Churburg breastplate.

Hee hee, i am lefthanded.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Some more pics.

A few more pics.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.
Replies: 16
Views: 3533

Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault'.

Having nobody to play with and no re-enactment events at present, boo hoo :cry: :wink: , I decided to finally get around to having some photos taken of my early 15th century kit, namely my portrayal of Jean le Maingre - 'Boucicault', the Marshal nominally in charge of the French troops at Agincourt ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Armour of Imperial Rome - by H. Russell Robinson.
Replies: 0
Views: 3076

The Armour of Imperial Rome - by H. Russell Robinson.

My copy currently for sale in the 'buy and sell' section. Great price :)
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 3470

Advertising.

Set up an event (meet & greet) that the locals can get involved in and make it in aid of a local charity (say prizes for best fancy dress armour getup etc.), a display of your groups combat skills, stalls with traders involved where people can buy inexpensive items to take away. Have a refreshment s...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Knightly combat.

Hi Frances, I have seen some examples of your artwork (the knights on the wooden panels) and they are lovely, extremely good and would appeal to us Medieval types. Unfortunately, I think the Credit Crunch' is really hitting everybody and where people really want to purchase items they just don't hav...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Knightly combat.

Hi Frances, I have seen some examples of your artwork (the knights on the wooden panels) and they are kovely, extremely good and would appeal to us Medieval types. Unfortunately, I think the Credit Crunch' is really hitting everybody and where people really want to purchase items they just don't hav...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7651

Bardiche.

I would steer clear of the Bardiche if portraying an early 14th century 'English' man-at-arms, as Marcus quite rightly says it is very much an Eastern European staff weapon. To be precise it is mainly associated with Russian infantry of the 16th century, so alot later than you would anticipate. I th...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7651

Polearms

Nice Guisarme. OK, you already have a spear - excellent!

Then I would go for the flanged mace. It doesn't exactly 'open the tin' ... hee hee ... just crushes the tin into the flesh!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Mwoohaahaahaahaahaa
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7651

Polearms.

Hi Narvek, no problem - glad to help :) What you see before you with the axe and mace head are almost certainly horseman's knightly weapons. I am sorry, I don't possession information on the measurements of these original pieces, but at a guess I would say the mace head would measure about 13cm (tha...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7651

Early 14th century polearms.

Hi Narvek Here is a photo of an extant early 14th century flanged mace and an extant early 14th century crescent axe, both excavated in London. I am unsure exactly how the axehead would be secured, most probably the same way as a modern axe head, with a metal wedge hammered into the top center of th...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7651

Polearm.

Hi Narvek. For an English style knightly polearm 1300 - 1350 I would go for something like a one or two handed crescent axe, or maybe a simple flanged mace. The early Swiss halberd comes in early to mid 1300's, but it is very much a Swiss infantry staff-weapon and not really a knightly one at that. ...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Cuisse & sabatons.

Deep respect Mac, for the lovely splinted cuisse and scale sabatons, very nice! 8)
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Cervelliere

Hi Mac I really like your early 14th century harness, very nice! May I ask where you purchased your padded/splinted cuisses from? and I can't quite make out the sabatons - are they scaled per chance? Keen to hear all about the set up of this harness please. Grzegorz Kulig aka Thorkil made my cervell...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Fluted Cervelliere

Some pics of my fluted cervelliere. Just need to get a suitable Great Helm to go over the top of it.
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Towards mid 14th century kit.

Hi Felix This is what my mid 14th century harness consists of at present, fluted cervelliere made by Thorkil, lovely early to mid 14th century Aketon made by Nicole Moffett and splinted Wisby gauntlets by the Moore Bros. On my shopping list eventually is the same as you - long hauberk with three-qua...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Outstanding actions - which British Regiments rate highly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

The Fifteenth.

Superb stuff Andy, many thanks for an absolutely fascinating account. Merlon - many thanks for the great link, I shall check it out. Steve - many thanks again, I take it composite and temporary units see alot of action during the 18th century. It was of course Quebec I meant to spell, it just didn't...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Outstanding actions - which British Regiments rate highly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

Actions

Brilliant stuff guys, please keep it coming. :D BTW - may I ask which british regiments were initially involved in the climbing of the Heights of Abraham during the Battle of Quebed i.e. the units that 'broke the back' on that particularly difficult defensive obstactle? It must have been a literal s...