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by zauberdachs
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 19899

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Maybe, but the main problem is that you order doublet and hose from a catalogue, therefore you have some measurements but it is definitely NOT measured in the exact way it should to make a close fit. Now, I'm not writing against Historical Enterprises or any other shop. But you have to undestand th...
by zauberdachs
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 19899

Re: Where do you attach your points?

James Bretlington wrote:Well, the Historic Enterprises hose I've bought sit on the waist, not lower. In fact. if you sit them lower you end up with the 'baby's filled his diaper' look
Their "Doublet, Mahoitred style, 15th century" seems to be about right.
by zauberdachs
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 19899

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Indeed. The point is that there is no lack of evidence for what I have described above. However the main type I see in re-enactment in general is the waist attaching type. I was wondering if there was some source I had missed or if it was another re-enactorism. I suspect the latter but thought peopl...
by zauberdachs
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 19899

Where do you attach your points?

So, for the WOTR period where on your doublet do you attach your points? It's another thing I've never really thought about but my doublet has the points attaching at the waist with a skirt falling below however all the period images I've seen have the points attaching at the base of the doublet as ...
by zauberdachs
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Myth(?) of Detachable Sleeves in Elizabethan Doublets.
Replies: 9
Views: 5573

Re: The Myth(?) of Detachable Sleeves in Elizabethan Doublets.

You might get more replies by asking for this to be moved to the costume section as more of the costume bods lurk there.
by zauberdachs
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 13055

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:And for that reason I prefer the noble art of shotgun jitsu.
A style of Gun Fu by any chance? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_fu
by zauberdachs
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tournament Melee of Scottish Knights 1325
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Tournament Melee of Scottish Knights 1325

Just to check in case you have further information, this image is a modern interpretation of the 1325 event? Created by Mark D. Dennis?
by zauberdachs
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 13055

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Hmm, I've been trying to figure out, but I'm afraid I don't get it....why does it leave one more free to strike with true or flat as a following action? The reason is I think that the quickest and strongest cuts are often true followed by false and vice versa. True followed by true is slightly slow...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 13055

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Striking with the flat was a feature of the Belgian longsword Guild rules for competitions for safety and also a common defence in French law along the lines of "I only hit him with the flat of my sword, yer 'onour, I never meant to kill him" Indeed. But in Meyer it is clearly used for tactical rea...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 13055

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

The stroke with the flat belongs to Joachim Meyer, 1570 - and is more of a sportive bouting action and not the clearly more lethally intended actions provided by treatises of the 15th century. I would slightly disagree with this. I would suggest that Meyer often uses strikes with the flat for tacti...
by zauberdachs
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 6295

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

Indeed, not the usual seed sowing apron. See below for comparison:

Grimani Breviary: The Month of October (1490-1510) Venice
by zauberdachs
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 6295

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

eaw458 wrote: now you're fully informed.
Sorry if you feel hassled but knowing where, when and by whom is generally considered a basic level of info to allow interpretation of an image.

I personally have no idea but thought it would help you get one.
by zauberdachs
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 6295

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

What's the date and origin of the images? The first image looks more 16th century to my eye. Nope - late C15th, Bruges, so the British Library says Interesting, but If you could post the full info on both images that would be quite useful... Where the images come from and when exactly they were mad...
by zauberdachs
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 6295

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

What's the date and origin of the images? The first image looks more 16th century to my eye.
by zauberdachs
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bends, tents and a glove
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: Bends, tents and a glove

That's hilarious.
by zauberdachs
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bends, tents and a glove
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: Bends, tents and a glove

Hello all, Just thought I'd post this picture I found of a bend. Thought it might be of interest.

From: Jean Fouquet, Les grandes chroniques de France, vers 1460 Paris, BnF, Département des manuscrits, Français 6465 fol. 444v
by zauberdachs
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather Armour
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: Leather Armour

by zauberdachs
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 34182

Re:

lidimy wrote:
- those who have swords, though not necessarily!

Lidi :D
Certainly in the later periods swords were fairly standard items of equipment and low quality items were quite inexpensive.
by zauberdachs
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

Black Pear wrote:are white shell suits and trainers with undone laces a disease?
Are the socks pulled over the trousers?
by zauberdachs
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

Colin Middleton wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:A bit like diseases?
I like that concept! :twisted:
:D
by zauberdachs
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 7728

Re: best relaible helms for the price

teutonic knight wrote:i know the armourers they use are good at what they do, the only reason they are so cheap is the armourers are german rather than british.
Do they actually make the kit in Germany? I thought it was just the Warehouse location while all the kit was made in India or China or suchlike?
by zauberdachs
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

Colin Middleton wrote:I wonder if you ever get an effect where fashion spreads from one point to another (say French fashions being popular in Ireland because they were adopted by the English :crazy: ), and the fashion comes and goes and returns in one place before it has faded in another?
A bit like diseases?
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

It surprised me even more that the Greeks were at it too - 1500 years earlier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism That's amazing and exactly what I was getting at. I'm surprised by it but wonder why I should be. Considering that people in the past were every bit as intelligent as we ...
by zauberdachs
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 5157

History, there's quite a lot of it.

Isn't it funny how the more you read on history the more you keep finding things that surprise you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salisbury_cathedral_clock

Entirely my own ignorance but I had no idea they were making mechanical clocks in the 13th and 14th centuries.

What has surprised you recently?
by zauberdachs
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 26226

Re: fletchng in an authentic setting

glyndwr 50 wrote:And it is a hobby ,lets not forget that .A HOBBY nothing more .
Indeed. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't put any effort into it ;)
by zauberdachs
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23132

The first one is a La Tene style Iron Age sword, so that's 2nd-1st century BC. The second one is a spanish falcata so again that's Iron Age. The fourth one is a Bronze Age sword, about 1000BC? So, whilst they certainly fit the description "Not common on a 15th century battlefield" I think that usin...
by zauberdachs
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

I've never read of a perrier o other such weapon being used on a battlefield. I have read of a springald being taken out of its usual place defending walls, massacring a few knights in a field until they all ganged up and killed the operators. You mean Medieval Total War isn't historically accurate...
by zauberdachs
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

I believe the only other option is the stone-throwing crossbows which I mentioned above - these tend to get ignored but were certainly used by the French/Genoese crossbowmen. I guess the projectiles would have been smaller than those we are considering, but . . . . It occurs to me that the ball of ...
by zauberdachs
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 7596

Forgive my lack of knowledge but would a ball like projectile necessarily have come from a cannon in this period?
by zauberdachs
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Barbed spears
Replies: 10
Views: 4753

Is this the same as what some people might term "winged" spears?