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by The Methley Archer
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19321

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Nothing to do with the thread, but any chance of that picture without Slimer please.

Thanks in advance, Chris.
by The Methley Archer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question about breast plates?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Question about breast plates?

Cheers Colin.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question about breast plates?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Question about breast plates?

Just to clarify, is the... Fauld - the fixed strip bending out from the bottom of the breastplate Lame - floating bands attached to the fauld (tassets would then attacht to the bottom lame band) I'm now asking for clarification as a quick search shows that most people and definitions desribe the ban...
by The Methley Archer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question about breast plates?
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Question about breast plates?

I'm snowed under at work so I'm cheating and asking a quick question without looking.

Do breastplates always have the lower lames or is there providence for without?

And before someone tells me, I realise without lames it would leave the lower half of the body exposed.

Thanks

Chris
by The Methley Archer
Tue May 25, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: Lincoln Castle

I'd also like to point out something that had my female workmates very impressed and unable to speak because of the smutty giggles. In one of the tug of war pics, Phil is directly behind me and his livery is parted and it looks as though he seems to have had a rush of blood :$
by The Methley Archer
Mon May 24, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: Loincoln Castle

I nearly wet myself watching Dave running round with his 'buckler'.
by The Methley Archer
Mon May 24, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: Loincoln Castle

The mass buckler ball and *rse kicking was great fun :D but very very exhausting :sweat:
by The Methley Archer
Wed May 19, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

How do you construct the 'box swction' and join it to the 'wings'?
by The Methley Archer
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4941

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Thanks Brendan.

Any idea how they were fastened?
by The Methley Archer
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4941

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Brendan, what are the dates of the effigies you've scanned and where are they from? Not being awkward just very curious.

Thanks
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 6689

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

I know :D :D
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 6689

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

Can't resist Jack, show me a builder who doesn't like talking :D
by The Methley Archer
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 10048

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

And to add to the list of images, although I don't know the painter or the date, sorry.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9312
Views: 1009571

Re: 4 Word Story

the wasp stung his
by The Methley Archer
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Question re. stone grinding wheel.
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Re: Question re. stone grinding wheel.

Thanks for the help.

Brother Ranulf, just to clarify, there are english sources for the 15th Century of rotary sharpening wheels.

Cheers.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Question re. stone grinding wheel.
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Question re. stone grinding wheel.

Does anyone have a lead on information for stone grinding wheels like the one in the photo from COSG website. I've looked and can't find any information myself. I've got one in the garage on it's rotting frame.

Thanks.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making a Brigandine
Replies: 22
Views: 3266

I got my simple plates (200) cut and punched for about £100 by an engineering firm in Hull. Because I reignited a latent intrest he had in armour he has plans on setting a forge in his works and tinkering.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making a Brigandine
Replies: 22
Views: 3266

Check out this thread, it will help you.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... highlight=

I start mine this winter.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 17843

Fair enough.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 17843

The weights Hobbitstomper mentions would be more appropriate with mordern recurves or compounds as these will project an arrow with greater force than a Longbow.

In Canada my 36lbs recurve would have been suitable for medium game but I wouldn't dream of it with a 36lbs one piece longbow.
by The Methley Archer
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Recommended linen for tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Top man Dave.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Recommended linen for tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Thanks Jack. I want to avoid buying because its expensive. I was thinking of a simple ridge tent similar to my 'shelter' because it would only be for me (I keep hoping). I tried getting samples from Whalleys but they charge now because i was looking at this, natural duck heavy shrunk? http://www.wha...
by The Methley Archer
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Recommended linen for tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Recommended linen for tents?

Various posts on different subjects has made me think about hand sewing a linen tent as an off season/next season project (as well as a Brig). The question, what would be suitable linen and those of you with linen tents (or is it only Clarence Boy) what thickness/type linen is yours. Thanks in advan...
by The Methley Archer
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5247

Here's a 'tinker'.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Trekking Opporchancity
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

A few months ago some members of BushcraftUK floated the idea of a trek in Scotland using period equipment to some timespan of the 18thC, but I can't remenber what.

Or was it on here?
by The Methley Archer
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 14618

Just to add some more
by The Methley Archer
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ponderosa Battle Of Wakefield 1460
Replies: 13
Views: 3553

Some very good melee photos there. Very in the action.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23516

I agree with G24b. Strive to to be authentic not just to look it by using cheap cop outs. I notice the difference and i've only been doing re-enactment for 3 years.

The minute you think you know it all is the minute you get left behind by everyone else.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20696

Here is my MK II version which withstood the weather at Ponderosa with only a couple of drips.

And yes, I did sleep in it through the rain Friday night without a bother :D
by The Methley Archer
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ponderosa Battle Of Wakefield 1460
Replies: 13
Views: 3553

More a sandy clay than a full on clay.....b**ger work head.

Although water filled ditches WOULD have been intresting but not one i'd like to experience :shock: . I would'nt have let you push me back through it if it was wet :D [/quote]

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