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by Medicus Matt
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

Silvery bits on the scabbard? or the helm? What helm you havin? are those meant to be tubes of padding running in alternating directions? presumably to make it easier to bend over in? On the scabbard. Having seen evidence that the Broa helmet is possibly mid-late VI century, I'm going for a shiny o...
by Medicus Matt
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

Didn't you sell yours? Or are you making an uber new one? Fletch has now got the one in the picture, which means that I have to make myself something even nicer to go with the new Heron spatha and new shiny hat that Thorkil's making for me. The hat's not as shiny as your's so the scabbard is going ...
by Medicus Matt
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

WorkMonkey wrote:I'm such a trend setter :roll:


In that yours is just that little bit not quite as nice as mine? :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

sit down might be a bit hard as we are on different sides of the country if your profile is correct. suspension belt or baldrick is fine both would be ideal, decoration, metal work would be realy more in what is in keeping with the sword appearance. cost well. john says your fair so give me an idea...
by Medicus Matt
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 14th C. bollock knife sheath
Replies: 12
Views: 2630

Re: 14th C. bollock knife sheath

narvek wrote:Hi guys, searching for a sheath for a beauty of mine. However, no luck:( Anyone knows something?


Give me the knife and a picture of what you're after and I can make you one.
by Medicus Matt
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

lidimy wrote:You can - just works differently - before posting hit 'browse' and select the file you want (:

And as long as it's not too big it works fine (:


Ah, thanks for that. :D
by Medicus Matt
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

yes please a picture of the stitching pattern would be most helpful. Here we go. From the tombstone of severius acceptus. Third century but it's the only picture I know of. Ahhh...damn...you can't just upload piccies from your PC like you can ... over there. PM me your email address and I'll post i...
by Medicus Matt
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

plus i must get back to you about a scabbard for my spatha. what info would you need. Ideally I'd need the sword to ensure a good fit. Then there's a checklist of stuff to go through depending on a) What you want in terms of suspension methods and other metalwork b) What sort of decoration you want...
by Medicus Matt
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

thank you all for the help. it has aload me to research the garment in question. and i've got a better idea of what i can and cannot wear under my armour. the spaces alter depending of groups and write ups but the fabrics and layers remain the same near enough throughout. so a have ago at making th...
by Medicus Matt
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

Agreed - but there's no evidence for the foederati in England being supplied with Roman kit. Or is there?[quote] Supplied? Probably not, seeing as no-one in the later Roman military were supplied with kit. Regular troops were given a kit allowance as part of their pay and would source thier own. Yo...
by Medicus Matt
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8596

I think it depends on what's being portrayed and, knowing something of this groups background, I don't think that you can dismiss use of manufactured under-armour as easily as that. If the 'Anglo-Saxons' (you don't really still use such an outdated term for The Englisc down there on the bottom of th...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

WorkMonkey wrote:Ew.


Ew indeed, and late Iron Age 'Ewww' at that.
by Medicus Matt
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

How can you have a horizontal (or vertical for that matter) grip on a round shield????? Assuming....The planks run vertically....In relation to them???? Steve Daft beggars. But I just thought I'd check.... looked in the Illerup Adal shield volumes (finds of more than 300 of the damned things, from ...
by Medicus Matt
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

I still don't know if the pugio went out of fashion. Yup. Going out of fashion by the end of the 3rd C, gone by the mid 4th. Of course, soldiers still carried knives, presumably of patterns relevent to their own ethnicity (so Germanic warriors serving as Imperial troops, auxilliaries, foederati etc...
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

chrisanson wrote:and what have YOU learned Mr Mat?


That you don't want me to commission you when I need shield grips and bosses for all the pretty shields I make?

I already KNEW I was a smart@rse :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

Mark Sanderson wrote:Horizontal shield grips?



Don't worry. It's only on roman shields. The late Imperial oval shields had horizontal grips, just like the Imperial rectangular scuta did.
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

chrisanson wrote:
smat *rse :roll:


You can get back in your shed as well, Gimli. :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-doing viking kit - trying to get it right this time
Replies: 7
Views: 3390

I'm going for mid-status That's the red silk stitching out then. And probably the arctic hare lined waistcoat too. And isn't Ewing's interpretation of the "thorax" as a waistcoat somewhat contentious? Even if you do accept that it's an acceptable interpretation, I thought that he only rel...
by Medicus Matt
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

the book "Sheaths and Scabbards in England AD400-1100" available from oxbow books might be help - in a tangental sort of way. It won't, as all of the scabbards relevent to the period Mark's interested in, are Germanic ones. It's a good book though, for those of us that like making sheaths...
by Medicus Matt
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 37
Views: 9576

hoping for more information on the hilts, grip and pommel. Tough I'm afraid because early germanic spatha's are all you're going to get for the fifth and sixth century and the hilt fittings for most of those were primarily organic and have perished. The reasons that there aren't similar numbers of ...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

PMs sent. Hope they're of some use to you.

Cheers

Matt
by Medicus Matt
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

Oh, that's a nice one. Very similar to one I've got from Naples. Spathomele are the single most common of all roman medical instruments; form, size etc can vary enormously and they're not always for surgical purposes. I've got a list of all the different uses for spathomele cited by classical writer...
by Medicus Matt
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

Double post.
by Medicus Matt
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 66337

gregory23b wrote:
"Medicus Matt (who used to post here....but hasn't for a while)"

because he is a big girl.


Watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home. :wink:

That'll be another beer you owe me at Kelmarsh.
by Medicus Matt
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 5471

What sort of stuff, just general photos of artifacts or something a bit more detailed? As the handle suggests, this is a subject that I know a bit about. Course, what you really want is to buy a nice full set of reproduction roman surgeons scalpels, probes, saws, trephines etc... all beautifully mad...
by Medicus Matt
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9010

Somin, there are a lot of people in re-enactment who can't afford nice new kit: sometimes making kit from old blankets is the only option. Only because they've spent all their money on a shiny new sword. Sorry Alan but I think that's a crap argument. When you start any hobby there are certain set-u...
by Medicus Matt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9010

WorkMonkey wrote:you can have a "touch workmonkey" bit,


I'll tell Mark, he'll be thrilled (you are staying over this Saturday night aren't you?). :twisted:
by Medicus Matt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how hot would Mercia have had to be to grow coconuts?
Replies: 22
Views: 3420

m300572 wrote:
Coconuts are seeds.


So what are nuts then - I always thought they were the seeds of various nut plants (hazelnuts etc)? - although monkey nuts aren't!


Errrmm...nuts are classified as the fruit of a tree..I think.
by Medicus Matt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 9010

There are ways of involving the MOPs that dont get them messy, hurt or otherwise getting insurance people in a twist. Of course it all rests on a element of showmanship on the part of the re-enactors. . Oh, all of our craft/LHE stuff is interactive in as much as we talk to the MOPs about what we're...
by Medicus Matt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how hot would Mercia have had to be to grow coconuts?
Replies: 22
Views: 3420

Coconuts are seeds.