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by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

That's right it looks like a different fish to the ones I'm on about. That looks much more tasty then the later ones. I don't know why they become so elongated and thin. Any ideas anyone? More thin and elongated would suggest a weapon designed for thrusting? In terms of use I would suggest large cu...
by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 4813

Amazing photos and, if these guys are the people I think they are, they certain do one of the best jousting shows in terms of entertainment :)
by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

@Zauberdachs: a nice list of fencing manuals, but I wouldn't divide between a "civilian" and "military" use concerning Peter von Danzig + Sigmund Ringeck versus Paulus Kal. Indeed. I should have been clearer, I meant "for a good example of..." I think you would agree that Kal has particularly fine ...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 27, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Ok - I'm trying to understand here. The different functions of different types of sword seem to based on some of the fencing manuals and various law codes on what is and isn't classed as a sword. So... yes. The above sources all share the common idea of dividing the different weapons into different...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 27, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Hello, These are some interesting sources from which I base a lot of my opinions: R.E. Oakeshott "Archaeology of Weapons" ISBN 0486292886 The original and still very good source, mostly because it is based on lots and lots of primary source material. Arming Sword Clerics engaged in fun sword based a...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 20, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Hats
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Thanks :)
by zauberdachs
Wed May 20, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Hats
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Morning, can't see it in the buy and sell, can you link me?
by zauberdachs
Tue May 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Hats
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Tudor Hats

Anyone have an early 16th century hat for sale that they could get to me for Friday?

Something along the lines of the below.

I know they are apparently very easy to make but I don't have the time or the materials to hand.

Please PM with details
by zauberdachs
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Colours
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

That's very cool.
by zauberdachs
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vikings vs Aliens.
Replies: 15
Views: 2196

This film is going to fill a void in my life that I did not know existed. :shock:
by zauberdachs
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Brother Ranulf wrote:I also hold firmly to the premise that "absence of evidence is never evidence of absence".
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 10155

As a result, instead of having a sleeveless doublet I'm having a linen doublet made. Bound to be more suited to the summer weather! Brief reminder. You live in Scotland! Dressing for the summer involves wearing just the two layers of wool rather than the usual 4. :wink: That's true! I'll daub it wi...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 10155

Aye!

Had pretty come to the same conclusion as yourself from my own research.

As a result, instead of having a sleeveless doublet I'm having a linen doublet made. Bound to be more suited to the summer weather!
by zauberdachs
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 16008

Hello,

As a complete ignorant on jousting, can you explain what jousting in this period would be like? I can imagine that without the plate and the tilt line it would be an order of magnitude more dangerous than normal jousting. What exactly is involved?

Ben
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Speculative axe play model
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Oh, if anyone was trying anything like this I'd just step in and have them.
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Robin Hood "Discovered" at Eton
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Usual media hype, as stated above I'd wait to see the article.
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 20874

Hooded medieval cloaks of any kind (shudders) yes, well they are hoodless (much more practical with a separate hood and the overlap of the shoulder plate) Unless you are Scottish/Irish from the mid medieval period and then hooded mantles are all par of the course. See below for a reproduction from ...
by zauberdachs
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Re: Sword Types and Uses

Ghost wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:My opinion:

Arming Sword - Commonly used for medieval sports fencing
......care to elaborate on what you mean by medieval sports fencing
Fencing for sport as opposed to fencing for war :)
by zauberdachs
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Re: Sword Types and Uses

My opinion: Arming Sword - Single handed, double edged straight blade. Commonly used for medieval sports fencing and self defence. It can, in certain circumstances, be worn in civilian situations and coupled with a buckler makes it onto the battlefield as a primary weapon. Long Sword or épée bastard...
by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 20874

Inappropriate Beards........They are NOT compulsory because you're a re-enactor....... Dang. Oh well you beat me to it. Also, I'll add people with mud deliberately smeared all over their faces as if this makes them more "muddievil." Usually the same crew who are covering their modern camping chairs...
by zauberdachs
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 9628

It's worth bearing in mind that in the Second Scottish Wars in the 14th centuries both sides used mobile mounted forces. Edward III continued this in his chevauchées in France. The point being: 1. If a 14th century Scots army could afford to mount up then pretty much any force could ;) 2. There is a...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armour WOTR
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Makes sense, thanks.
by zauberdachs
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armour WOTR
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

guthrie wrote:A maille shirt?
Wrong.

No seriously I've no idea but please don't guess. I can guess too all by myself.
by zauberdachs
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armour WOTR
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Armour WOTR

Ok, a quick question for the knowledgeable out there. I'm reading through "The Medieval Soldier in the WOTR" by Andrew Boardman (ISBN 0750914653). On page 140 he discusses the goods of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford upon his death, these include: "175 Sallets, 101 Brigandines, 77 pairs of splints, 16 ...
by zauberdachs
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 'Munitions' armour/weapons
Replies: 28
Views: 5251

From what I've read sometimes, especially when required at short notice, men would be gathered irrespective of their suitability to fight and with what ever kit could be acquired. In this situation I imagine the armour that was dredged would be whatever was available rather than whatever was good. H...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One for the nutters out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2494

Wow. It went for £25.00 plus postage. You really can sell anything on ebay...
by zauberdachs
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One for the nutters out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2494

guthrie wrote:A good nights clubbing I think.
Or, as Jenny points out, a good knights clubbing ;)
by zauberdachs
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One for the nutters out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2494

One for the nutters out there

Would anyone take to the field using this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Battle-re-enactme ... 240%3A1318

:)
by zauberdachs
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Questions about reenacting a Gallowglass
Replies: 15
Views: 3125

I think when you are looking at men of the isles labels like "Scottish", "Irish" or "Norse" are pretty useless in this period. They are something of all.

However modern re-enactment wise the study has been taken a lot further in Ireland as far as I am aware than it is in the UK.
by zauberdachs
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Questions about reenacting a Gallowglass
Replies: 15
Views: 3125

To be honest you'd probably be best to post on the Irish living history for specifics like this. There are some very serious Galloglas re-enactors over there.

Incidentally, wasn't it axes that Galloglas were well known for in this period?