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by Stuart Quayle
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.

Superb! That will do nicely - thanks Neil.
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.

Hehe ... Marcus and Methley Archer, thanks for your imput but not quite what I am looking for :wink: Many thanks Neil - interesting stuff! I found this viking prayer taken from the movie "The 13th Warrior" Lo, there do I see my Father.. Lo, there do I see my Mother And my Sisters and my Brothers.. L...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Re: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.

Nice example John - many thanks :)

Keep em coming please
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.
Replies: 17
Views: 11999

Warrior battle quotes/War prayers.

Hi folks Not very good on quotes but ... I wonder if any of you knowledgable folks here can direct me to any famous and memorable warrior chieftan battle quotes or war prayers through the ages? Are there any books out there which cover this subject possibly? The sort of thing would be say a Norse wa...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4715

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

Hi Craig The kettlehat in your photograph could be termed a visorless sallet, the destinction between kettlehat and sallet can become very blurred at times. A good example of the above is the German 'eyeslot' helmet. If the brim is constructed by simply hammering down the sides of the helm basin and...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille beneath plate
Replies: 10
Views: 2716

Re: Maille beneath plate

Hi Darren Just my two pence worth, from reading your description of the kit you wear, you have it just right at present for the mid 14th century - I wouldn't change a thing. 8-) If you look at the effigies of say de Creke or D'Aubernoun, they wear a full length (quite long) mail hauberk underneath t...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another egg tempera painting!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2831

Re: Another egg tempera painting!!

Very nice work Sillicus 8-) :thumbup:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor

Here is another pic of the proboscis visored cervelliere for you - numbered 4 on the page, together with another visor option for you - on helmet numbered 5 on the same page.

Regards
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor

Had trouble resizing the coloured image, let's see if this pic is any bigger and easier to view.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor

haha - I "catch your drift" :D OK, in the black and white scanned picture the type of visor I was talking about is on helmet numbered 3 - the bulbous visor with two parallel lines of 'dash' eyeslits i.e. not a continuous unbroken line but a line of small dash holes to see out through if that makes s...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor

Hi Narvek

Yes, that's the visor - like a long nose shaped wedge :wtf:

However, the other bulbous visor seems more likely. I will see if I can get my scanner to work and send you some pics of it.

Best Wishes
Stuart

PS. Your group look superb - Bravo Narvek! 8-)
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Re: 1275-1330 cervelliere visor

Hi Narvek The simplest and most authentic solution I can think of, which would even leave you with so much versatility to choose a design of your choice (which could also be authenticated from numerous extant examples), would be to have a Great Helm or 'Sugarloaf' Helm built to wear over your Cervel...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: aventail

Hi Wyldstallions I contacted the armourer - Alexander and asked him how the vervailles on my bascinet were attached. He said he had attached them just in the way I had guess, but the two flattened ends of the vervaille were welded inside the helmet, after being hammered over. Here is Alexander's web...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: aventail

Hi Wyldstallions Congrats on constructing your own bascinet, that is way out of my league - my Klappvisor bascinet came from Alexander, a very talented Ukranian armourer. It is hard to see exactly how the tube vervailles are attached to the side of the helmet as the fitted internal hood is in the wa...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: aventail

Here is a pic of my Klappvisor bascinet, a style of bascinet popular - especially with the Germans around 1360 - 1400. The helmet is fitted with a full, padded internal hood which not only cushions the wearer's head but allows the maille drape to hang correctly. The padded cotton hood is stitched in...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: aventail

Hi Duster If you are looking to fix an Aventail/camail (same thing really) to an early 14th century Bascinet e.g. the fluted Cervelliere/bascinet of Sir John d'Abernon circa 1340 or Sir John d'Creke's bascinet circa 1325 - then it is thought that the maille drape was simply riveted all around the si...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Scissors and underwear
Replies: 14
Views: 3793

Re: Scissors and underwear

Hi Optio

The braise are held up with a fitted, internal, drawstring at the waist and the (14th century) single-legged hose are tied 'pointed' to holes at each side of the braise.

Regards
Stuart Q
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval keepsakes - what were they?
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Medieval keepsakes - what were they?

Many thanks Dave. Now that would be a nice easy keep-sake to replicate.
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval keepsakes - what were they?
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Medieval keepsakes - what were they?

Hi folks Silly question time (I am really showing my ignorance here but). In late Medieval times what were really popular keepsakes for a wife to hand to a husband, destined to leave home for a long time on campaign or guard duty in foreign parts? An excellent example I was given a while back was a ...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

Hi Shane Tomi does not have a website as such, but he does maintain a web blog in the Armour - Design and Construction section of the Armour Archive, showing off his latest 'work in progress'. Here is the link to it: http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=98467 He armours under the a...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

Many thanks Caveman101 and Earl Mortimer for the compliments, I am very pleased with the way they turned out - Bravo Tomi! 8-)

The price was very reasonable, £200 per helmet.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

Here is the illumination of the Battle of Crecy, from the Grandes Croniques de France manuscript. My helmets follow the general lines of the one worn by the central mounted knight, but also copy the peak brimmed versions seen worn in the same illustration.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

and one last pic.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

and some more pics.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

I thought I would share some pics of two helmets I have had made recently, in case it might be of interest here. I have been after a bascinet topped mid to late 14th century kettlehelmet for some time now, but couldn't find any on the market with a really deep, swept back, brim and pointed front pea...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 6
Views: 3411

Re: Fluting

I have a Cervelliere (fluted bascinet) which is a copy of Sir John d'Aubernon's helmet - circa 1340AD, so fluted definitely in evidence at that period of time on English manufactured armour.
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fabric covered helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

Re: Fabric covered helmets

Hi Foxe I have seen an example of a Parade type, highly ornamental Barbute helm, which was covered in a velvet clothe. This helmet was thought to have been in use around the 17th century, but 'the experts' weren't sure if the actual helmet was of much earlier manufacture (say 1480ish) and tarted-up ...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jack chains
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Jack chains

Hi Tod If you do a Google search on "the Martyrdom of St. Ursula" this is a late Medieval painting by Hans Memling, you will see a foot soldier wearing a padded Jack with Jack-chains attached to the sleeves. Also, if my memory searves me right - there is another contemporary painting of two Medieval...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5463

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

"Literacy in the classical sense meant knowing Greek and or Latin, knowing how to read and or write English another skill". I think gregory23b has 'hit the nail on the head' with the above statement. It was only with the likes of JohnTrevisa and Geoffrey Chaucer the great translators of Latin/Greek...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Photonic
Replies: 6
Views: 2639

Chaucer's tales.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer might be a good start?