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by nathan
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Portraying a Colonial
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

m300572 wrote:
we didn't burn down the White House, honest officer


A big boy done it and ran away......... :lol: :lol:


No i didn't :-)
by nathan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 8387

unless i'm misunderstanding your description (email me piccies if you have them) not dark age european.

See you Friday, N.
by nathan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crowns & coronets
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Made a few myself, but i'm buisy fixing the house and sorting kit so don't have time till the end of season i suspect. Tobe / Sommerset (as mentioned above) would be an option Dave the monier http://www.grunal.com might be able to help, or White Rose would probably take on the job http://www.whitero...
by nathan
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

For a combat shield (as opposed to something i would want to show the public as a replica) .... from personal experience a reasonably heavyweight linen-ish fabric works well. I have a box full of rayon or some such simlar awfull stuff that i got for 25p a meter that i tend to use. Anything works so ...
by nathan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

From Dress in Anglo-Saxon England : Chapter IV p152 'Fabric girdles would probably be braided on tablets, like the one unique fragment from St John's, Cambridge, which has survived through its attachment to a metal strap end...' I would recommend reading the book. The fragment from St John's is goo...
by nathan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

I can justify the length/metal work bit on shear cost. The longer the length of hide you try to cut, the more difficult it is to get right. Metal in the dark-ages is expensive. Steel is, pound for pound, the same price as silver in the 10th century. So, the less money you have, the less metalwork y...
by nathan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

I strongly recommend "Dress in Anglo-Saxon England" by Gale R. Owen-Crocker. It would be helpful to know what date you are aiming for (and the group). Later Anglo-Saxon period, obvious belts on male depictions are rare, i'm not aware of one depicted on female (though since most of the few ...
by nathan
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 2996

I have been told that just leather scabbards are inauthentic for 11c. Something to do with chemicals eating blades? Can anyone offer a viewpoint on that? I'd be very interested to see the basis for this opinion, i can't think of any chemical that 'eats blades' that won't do worse to your skin. Ther...
by nathan
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with Tunic - Mid 13th C
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

And they are lovely, Biro, debs and Nigel that is. After my enjoyable time at Hastings I want an early era kit, Nige/Debs what style would be most flexible, not after a generic thing but you knwo what I mean, are there any patterns, I fancy a bit of sewing in the winter. cheers Personally i would s...
by nathan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Out Of interest... Thread Counts
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

I'm not aware of a report/thesis that analyses the statistical trends of period weaves (warp/weft count and weave for particular fibres) but i may be able to give you a few numbers that will give you an idea of where you may wish to aim. I would point you towards the MOL book on textiles and clothin...
by nathan
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cost of armour?
Replies: 18
Views: 3078

If you are after authenitc armour for the late C15th early C16th i would suggest you do a little more research as the items you have mentioned are associated with that period. If you are after _cheap_ armour for SCA or rebated steel combat then i would point you in the general direction of either GD...
by nathan
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Food safe approval
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Kate Tiler wrote:(If I haven't 'tiggered' you too much...


Absoluteley impossible to be tiggered _too_ much Kate

Hugz
N.
by nathan
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 5188

It's an idea, and probably not a bad one. Guess my answer would be influenced heavily by how much? They are an obvious compromise so your high end market may be limited. They would have to be an improvement on the hiking socks i occasionally see peeking out from under trousers. One suggestion i woul...
by nathan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: coin
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

coins disappeared off to lab but will get your email address to chappy who can send you a picture, the concensus so far apart from thats a pretty coin is tenth century. so will pass on e mail addy.and maybe we will get something more on it. If you can't identify the coin how are you able to asisgn ...
by nathan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 8336

There is constant evidence albeit pictorial for the use of padding under maille throughtout the post Roman pre Norman period. Constant is a fairly definitive word Nigel, would you care to furnish us with a couple of examples of what you mean? ... at least one chessman in Englan dated to the early N...
by nathan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: coin
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Basically without a detailed (hi res and about 4x actual size) piccy you don't stand much of a chance of an id.

Put it here (or email it me) and i'll see if i can id it (and then ask Dave anyway).

HTH
N.
by nathan
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: coin
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Sorry chief, bit confused as to the purpose of your post. Do you have an original you are trying to identify (in that case post pictures (or send them to me via email fenrirr1066ATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)?

N.
by nathan
Wed May 31, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Female Anglo Saxon clothing designs.
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

If you have any specific questions after reading Regias basic kit guide feel free to PM me.

That way i can give you answers and feed back suggestions to TPTB to make the guide clearer.

TTFN
N.
by nathan
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Martin's smoked spicy TVP
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

You do smoked TVP.

I think love you.
<smooch>
by nathan
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Jack of plates questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Hi Karen (nice to see that not everyone form Arador has dissapeared) I'm afriad it's not my period of interest (though it probably should be due to family ties), i can only reccomend conversing with: * the most excellent Mr Teague (who can still be found on the AA) * or you may wish to direct your q...

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