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by Zachos
Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: A Tudor Feast!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

How could they do all that work and then not eat it themselves?

The green valley crew are a pleasure to watch.
by Zachos
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to wear a Viking sword
Replies: 10
Views: 2670

Surely an over the shoulder belt would cause even more voluptuous curves problems?
by Zachos
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Strangest Places ??
Replies: 18
Views: 3475

They're what men wear under hose. Underwear in fact.
by Zachos
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Strangest Places ??
Replies: 18
Views: 3475

I don't have a pic, but I once re-filled my cars petrol tank wearing nowt but braes and shirt...
by Zachos
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: one for traderswho do both markets
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

A lot of people I know go for a weekend and do one each day. This of course means you'll be able to sell the same stuff to the same people on two days, and as you have lots of snacky type things I should say it would be worth it.
by Zachos
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tintagel 2006 Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 13631

Good photos. Mum likes them too.
by Zachos
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Jousting in PL
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

lovely pictures. You might want to see about re-sizing your avatar though.

I'm hoping to be ready to joust some time soon.
by Zachos
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tintagel 2006 Pics
Replies: 92
Views: 13631

You could get a photobucket account. its free and you don't get any spam.

good pics. i'm still looking for ones of me.
by Zachos
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Those who ride...
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Those who ride...

Just wondering the best place to get medieval riding boots from? I'm looking into getting some knee length boots that i can ride in and fight in, so any ideas and tips appreciated.

cheers
Zac
by Zachos
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Blackbeard on TV 10/09
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

you should both be murdered horribly for that little exchange.

I enjoyed it as well, and also have to confess to pondering the possibilites of a new cutlass soon.
by Zachos
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather armour in the middle ages.
Replies: 30
Views: 4889

Leather armour in the middle ages.

With metal armour expensive, heavy and hot to wear I've been thinking about the possibilities that its leather cousin presents, not just for myself, but also for my friends who are interested in re-enactments but unable to afford the more specialist armour. The question is, what are peoples opinions...
by Zachos
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Is it period?
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Is it period?

I have no idea how you spell dolcemer, but is it a period instrument for medieval times, particularly 14th/15th century.
by Zachos
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

It all depends on your type of monk. There were many styles that were worn by various types of monks throughout the ages.
by Zachos
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Breetch girdle
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Breetch girdle

Dislexia comes to the fore, as just when I'm about to post, correct spelling kicks me in the crotch and runs off to hide.

Anyway, what were breetch girdles made out of, and how does one attach split hoes to them, is the question on my mind.

Thanks for any help in advance

zac
by Zachos
Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Underwear for the serious re-enactor (C13/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Underwear for the serious re-enactor (C13/14)

A question for any 13th/14th C re-enactor. What does your underwear look like? I'm currently in the process of accumulating soft kit for the coming season and while making my braes it came to mine and my mothers attention that there is a lot of surplus material being used. She is convinced there wus...
by Zachos
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11950

I suppose the use of lots of points was to stop stuff falling off and flapping around during battle or strenuous work. They could obviously make trousers that stayed up themselves, because their braes did.
by Zachos
Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black maille
Replies: 8
Views: 3221

Cheers for the help guys. I don't particularly want it jet-black, I just want it not as shiny as it is now. What would be the best way to do that?

I think its zinc plated steel btw. That should help y'all.
by Zachos
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11950

Thanks for the replies so far.

As it happens my group is not always the best place to turn for authenticities sake, which is a shame, but something I hope to help out with.


Anyone got any ideas on the best type of helmet?

The shoes question hasn't quite been answered yet either.
by Zachos
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11950

Does anyone have ideas on whats more comfortable to fight in?
by Zachos
Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11950

Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.

Not sure if thats ^ the right type of hoe, but there ya go. I'm preparing to make my costume over the winter months and will obviously need to make some troosaires. What type of hoes would people recommend for fighting in the 14th/15th century? Is there much difference beyond appearance? Also, what ...
by Zachos
Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black maille
Replies: 8
Views: 3221

Black maille

How long would one leave maille on the fire to blacken it? Mine is too shiny for my likings, I feel i would become a target.
by Zachos
Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5325

Apparently back in the day they took a thread from the cloth they were stitching and used that. It makes the thread practically invisable, because it always matches the colour. However, that technique can only be used on certain materials. It won't work on something like felt for instance.
by Zachos
Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armours - What one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

My group almost exclusively use LA products, hence why I am looking at alternatives, not because I don't like LA, but because I want to sus out everything else as well.
by Zachos
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armours - What one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Thanks for the replies lads. I shall speak with those suppliers that attend on saturday, and shall assess my financial situation.

Any other ideas are appreciated though.
by Zachos
Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armours - What one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Armours - What one?

Hey guys, I'm not sure where to put this thread, but this seems as likely place as any. Being a NEWB I'm looking to purchace some cheap armour that will do for full contact use. I'm still a student, and so money is really an issue here, and white rose is very much not an option (more's the pity). Th...
by Zachos
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

The Age-Old question

I decided my first post should be a worthwhile one, so I'm asking the question: How far should authenticity go? My personal opinion is that if it is possible people wore that, and in character, then it should be allowed, as the amount of soldiers in europe at the time meant that somebody, somewhere ...

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