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by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward III's Sword
Replies: 18
Views: 5346

Re: Edward III's Sword

keep in mind that any fighting manuals close to Ed III time did not use the same fighting style as the later landsknechts thus we'll keep that out of the mix. I'm afraid that's not entirely correct either. Looking at the manuals in longsword you only really have the Codex Döbringer (dated to 1389) ...
by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 4502

Re: Scale Armour

They found lamellar at Wisby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wisby If you can lay your hands on this book there is plenty of detailed information on this kind of armour construction: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armour-Battle-Wisby-Bengt-Thordeman/dp/1891448056/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=12966413...
by zauberdachs
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 5220

Re: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?

This is an excellent summary of what evidence their is: http://medievalscotland.org/clothing/refs/#gaelic-men This is the best book I've seen on the subject, it might date to the 1950's but it hasn't really been bested McClintock, H. F. Old Irish and Highland Dress, and that of the Isle of Man, 2nd ...
by zauberdachs
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Literally.
Replies: 6
Views: 3488

Re: Literally.

Genius!
by zauberdachs
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 8476

Re: kovex ars falcions

To be fair to all the above sword-smiths, if you are getting something "off the shelf" so to speak then you are getting pot luck whichever supplier. I think as a purchasers we have to be specific enough when ordering to allow the craftsman to create the correct item for us. This includes l...
by zauberdachs
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 8476

Re: kovex ars falcions

What about Heron Armories? Tim supplies swords to many of us in the DDS and if you ask him to make your blades suitable for WMA he will make you something much closer to a real blade than the usual re-enactment blunt. I also got Tim to supply me with a lovely falchion, based on the Thorpe falchion,...
by zauberdachs
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8673

Re: Asians in C15 England

Fox wrote:That's a complicated argument.


It's an interesting thought and an assumption I realise I often make and, now I think about it, not something I necessarily agree with. Probably worth it's own thread.
by zauberdachs
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8673

Re: Asians in C15 England

Just an observation, but if something is a one in a million occurrence but it's is attested in history then it is still historical. It might not be generic to the time period but it's still historical and provable. Interesting though about the underlying point that Re-enactment should focus on the g...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

Personally I wasn't able to go to Tewks this year but Guthrie and myself will be at Kelmarsh if folk want to try again?
by zauberdachs
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

Steel is just iron with the slag/junk removed and can be very soft. That accords with no definition of steel that I have ever read or been lectured about. I'm not exactly a metallurgist but have read and heard enough metallurgists over the years to end up with a definition of steel something along ...
by zauberdachs
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 15955

Re: How to carry a claymore?

I think the chap on the left in the same, but complete, image from above is holding it in the manner Phil is talking about.
by zauberdachs
Thu May 27, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

here you people go: http://curiavitkov.cz/clanek1.html It's in czech, but has pictures:) This guy spent some time experimenting with maille making:) his email for further queries: wothan@curiavitkov.cz Or lad at http://ps.ulmus.cz/img/mail.png has his share of knowledge of maille (including spectra...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 26, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

Sure, we can give it a go. You might want to think about making sure you have the right sort of iron, but off hand I can't recall what level of carbon we're talking about. The specific rivetting could be done cold, but punching the holes causes quite a lot of stress on the iron, hence the anneallin...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 26, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

Forge welding little rings would be an art. Riveting is probably much easier and could be done cold? Certainly most of the pictures you see of mail makers have them working it with big pliers on a desk not on an anvil by the forge. Guthrie, I suggest we give it a shot at the next event? I have most ...
by zauberdachs
Tue May 25, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

@zauberdachs – That’s really interesting, the main reason I’m looking into this is that I’ve heard theories about the mail in the period but often only seen evidence from later periods. Dating is often a problem of course but I am keen to build up a picture from any extant finds from the periods. I...
by zauberdachs
Mon May 24, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 13684

Re: Period Maille

I've handled a fair bit of British maille (Kelvin Grove, National Museum of Scotland) and seen some very close up (Royal Armoury, Leeds). I Observed that throughout the earlier period maille was without exception dome riveted or dome/solid rings mixed. I've only ever seen wedge maille dated from the...
by zauberdachs
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: crusader scabbard
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: crusader scabbard

Very nice!
by zauberdachs
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg

Excellent Zauberdachs. Feel free top ge tany of your members to email me on adampamment@yahoo.com as I'm working on teh cheapest way of getting there with heavy kit. Im also getting friends who speak the lingo to contact organisers. Velund; I find that eastern European sites frequently do go down t...
by zauberdachs
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg

A couple of our guys will be going.
by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Hey all,

Now I would hate to...

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But while looking at this image:

Leopold der Milde section of an altarpiece, c. 1489-1492.JPG


I can't help but think that those points can really only be coming through from his braies...
by zauberdachs
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Ebay masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: Ebay masterpiece

Of course if people were doing Pathfinder re-enactment it would be great.

I particularly like the fangs.
by zauberdachs
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Ebay masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Ebay masterpiece

Ladies and gentlemen I ask you to feast your eyes on this ebay classic: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Viking-Warlord-Helmet-Great-For-Re-enactment-LARP_W0QQitemZ170448762475QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_Militaria_LE?hash=item27af89b66b "9th Century Viking Warlord Helmet. Fully wearable and an exce...
by zauberdachs
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: Bosworth Revisited

Thank you. That would have been an amazing conference to attend.

I agree with you that from this it seem premature for them to have announced that the location of the battle is now confirmed.
by zauberdachs
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

To be honest I think that on tight fitting items where there are no point holes the most likely option is that they are pointing to eyelets inside the garment, i.e. there is a strip in a flap inside the garment that the points go through.

I have zero evidence for this however...
by zauberdachs
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

There is an image from 1448 showing a mason. Would anyone care to voice an opinion on how the hosen of the mason centre/background of this picture are held up? What appears to me to be a shirt is hanging out almost all the way round. If it's anything like the last image I've posted, where the shirt...
by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

hmmmmm, lots of beautiful fencing manuals :)

Here's another image for everyone
by zauberdachs
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

The below image might be of use, perhaps showing the same thing in a little more detail.

Fleur des histoires (BNF Fr. 296, fol. 146), second half of the 15th century
by zauberdachs
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Don't suppose you can post images to go with the different types? Just to help me wrap my head around them...
by zauberdachs
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

I suspect it is because later period doublets attach at the waist and people, possibly Civil War people, have carried designs backwards. However I don't really know enough to have an opinion.
by zauberdachs
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17799

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Given the spec you gave for your latest commission :D I know, I'm shameful for not having a clue what I should be asking for! Dont worry your new one will be lovely Never doubted that for a second, having actually got of my backside and made an effort now I was just curious where the traditional re...

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