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by Zachos
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: help with a trading name
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Having seen Izabelas work, I'd like to say that it is very very nice. Anyone wishing to look stylishly medieval would do well to ask her to make something for them.
by Zachos
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1250 Knights Hospitaller
Replies: 20
Views: 4356

I believe he's going for Aketon/Gambeson combo. One under, one over the maille.

While not my period of study, I wonder whether the padding is giving quite the right silhouette for that period? It seems very wide at the shoulders.
by Zachos
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3976

waterproof bag?
by Zachos
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21222

My point is that the doublet holds it up by itself, whether you are wearing a belt or not. The belt is to hold your pouch and dagger, not your doublet and hose.
by Zachos
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21222

What I tend to do is if I get too hot, I undo the front of my doublet and take my arms out of the sleeves, letting it hang down behind me, held in place by my belt. I am fairly sure this is authentic, I seem to remember seeing medieval pictures of people doing just that while working. Perhaps this ...
by Zachos
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PKoSD's Battle of Tewkesbury 2008 pics (updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Greathelms? Bascinets?

*head explode*

oh wait, its tewkesbury.
by Zachos
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury video. Very good
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Tewkesbury video. Very good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Oc6GKf ... re=related

Not by me, but I found it and thought I'd share.
by Zachos
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

No, but if you were directly approached to provide the source(s) for that particular style, then you'd be forced into a compromised position surely, by saying 'well I took that bit from there, that bit from there...' etc. Not saying that it is impossible that they mixed and matched, just that it is...
by Zachos
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Surely the construction of doublets wouldn't change with the different collars? If its possible to get the correct shape using no separate skirts, then thats what they'd do. No everyone was working from the same tailors book.
by Zachos
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Anyway... why are you going on about the amount of sewing... you're not that one making it are you? :twisted: No, but I don't want mother to wear her fingers to the bone. Essentially, I'm asking if 1470ish doublets ALWAYS had the waist seam. I know evidence will always be sketchy on that kind of th...
by Zachos
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

guthrie wrote:You mean your waist is the same size as your hips and chest?
Interesting.


No, it means I have a flat stomach.
by Zachos
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Doublets circa 1470

Doublets circa 1470 So most of the things I've heard about doublets is that they have extra panels for the "skirts" in order for the fitted-ness to work properly. I guess I have a weird body, because I can get the desired effect without adding the skirt. Whats the thoughts? My new doublet ...
by Zachos
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

maybe we should ask who from the forums ISN'T going?
by Zachos
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

I did a IMDB search for "sean off the telly" and nothing came up.
by Zachos
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

At the Tower of London :D

just in case you didn't know...
by Zachos
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

gregory23b wrote:I am not sure how much training they do, but I reckon it is a lot < expert evaluation there ;-)


its taken me a good year of joust training and so far I'm no-where near good enough. Give me two more, and I reckon I'll be able to break a lance...
by Zachos
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

So you hear? If anything is gonna scare me into checking every bush and wall I walk past its little lines like that. I'm really hoping that one of the jousters will go ill, and they'll say "zac, you're the right size for his harness, you'll have to take his place". I think I may just have ...
by Zachos
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

Yes, I'm a squire. Got a whole new kit being made for me :D
by Zachos
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

When Sean off the telly was on the telly, what on the telly was he in?
by Zachos
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17957

That face is terrifying. The rest is brilliant though.
by Zachos
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

Griffs comments there amuse me greatly. "I have an Osprey book on shields". I don't believe he typed that with a straight face.
by Zachos
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14536

Rod Walker wrote:I'm really going to have to insist on more pics :D



Motion seconded.
by Zachos
Fri May 02, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4246

Playing games like blind mans bluff etc. This weekend, I'm taking leather and maille to do some changes to my brothers gauntlets. Last weekend a couple of us spent an hour or two chopping wood, and talking to the MOP also takes a bit of time. Could also do some research into storytelling, or learn a...
by Zachos
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

Tuppence wrote:spring, and check with mark griffin


I was hoping he would pop by at some point.

My thoughts are currently moving towards spring steel for most things, and mild for the "decoration" such as sabatons, as they shouldn't be getting hit too much.
by Zachos
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

Thankyou good sir. Who do you joust with, and where? I've seen your coat of arms before, but can't remember where.
by Zachos
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

I intend to joust with the pros. I hope to be able to joust for the tower and the royal armouries. I'm not part of a jousting group at the moment though. My riding instructor has done some stuntwork in the past, and so I'm training there, hopefully next year though, I'll really be able to make loads...
by Zachos
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

To spring or not to spring?

So having talked to several armourers at the markets I'm left with a choice. Spring steel, or mild. A choice made harder as I'll be jousting in the final harness. spring of course adds price, but reduces weight, whereas mild is the opposite. Now this is going to take a while whatever I buy, as I'm n...
by Zachos
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Vous ou la Morte
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Vous ou la Morte

Does anyone have any more information about the shield/work of art that goes by the name "vous ou la morte"? I have a picture of it, but no information about period or country etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers.

Zac
by Zachos
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4514

Has anyone suggested just wearing them? I wear my kit as often as I can, so it looks lived in. When my footslogger boots were new I wore them down the allotment a couple times. Nothing looks more authentic than authentic aging.
by Zachos
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New helm comes out to play...
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

King Workmonkey?

*shudders*

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