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by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Pikes.

Superb stuff Nigel and many thanks for the contact details of the twoJ's.

Had a quick peek at their site and their products look fantastic! Just what I need.

Cheers
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18494

Pike drill.

Many thanks Phil and Nigel, very interesting summaries :D Phil, that is a very good point. In the very early 16th century the pike in Britain was a 'new weapon of war' and until it came into regular use with the local militias or Trayned Bands, no commander would have thought it necessary to write d...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18494

Pike drill.

Cheers Phil Just had a read through the Gaddgedlar site page - very impressive indeed. Alan F or Lindsay if you are reading this could I please ask what your group's pike drill moves consist of, for the Flodden period. Were there many set pike drill commands in Britain the early 16th century? Would ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18494

Pike Drill - Flodden Field

Just expanding on my first question. Could anybody tell me please what pike drill (fighting) commands might have been given to the Scots army of James IV training for the forthcoming invasion of England? Leading up to Flodden. Was it their lack of training which let them down on the day, or the wet ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Pikes.

Many thanks Dathi OK, I think I need to have a look at what the German mercenary Landsknechts were using as a 'typical' pike. Any Landsknechts out there please? :) I think it is going to be hard to find a piece of Ash 18 feet long on the island, a woodcraftsman friend is currently having a look arou...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Pikes.

Many thanks MMofM, very interesting.

OK, we have a German foot measuring anywhere between 9.25 inches to 16 inches! and just to add to the uncertainty ref. the length of haft Wikipedia's entry re. Flodden have the pike length at 16 feet long.

Will do some more research.

Cheers :)
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Pikes.

Hi Nigel Thanks muchly for some great answers. Geez! 18 feet haft as the minimum length :shock: That is interesting about the haft covering, right, will leave them uncovered. Ideally I would like to have the haft carved in one piece, will see what wood is available locally. The pike heads your group...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

Pike at Flodden Field 1513

Hi folks I wonder if anyone can help me with some information please? I am wanting to get a pike made up as would have been used by the Scots at Flodden Field in 1513. I have a few questions which I hope some of you knowledgeable people out there might be able to answer for me: What was the typical ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Agincourt 1415 - with a difference
Replies: 21
Views: 4105

Agincourt 1415

Sounds a brilliant idea, I would definitely be interested and could possibly bring three good quality, spare bascinets with me as loaner helms.

Will be in touch

regards
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: geoffroi de purelli
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Crossed posts.

Sorry John, that's really spooky. Both writing at the same time quoting from the same book :lol:
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: geoffroi de purelli
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Geoffrey de Preuilly

Hi Peter Had a quick look in my book on 'Tournaments Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard Barber and Juliet Barker and it says this about the earliest references to tournaments: "Because the couched lance was introduced in the latter half of the eleventh century, and because t...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Makers of Klappvisor bascinets.

Hi Felix The thinly padded hose underneath the plate legs sounds like a good idea :) There is an armourer in Poland called Thorkil who makes really lovely Klappvisor bascinets, here is a link to his website: http://thorkil.ovh.org/indexang.htm He is currently making a copy of Sir John d'Aberon's flu...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Transitional armour circa 1350AD

Hi Felix I have an interest in Transitional armour of and around the mid 14th century and may be able to provide you with a few general options for your proposed kit: Helm: Klappvisor bascinet with aventail is a good choice for 1350AD, the visor does not necessarily have to be that flat and sit clos...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3666

Kidney dagger

This style of dagger was also known as a Kidney dagger, I guess because the hilt resembled a pair of kidneys :)