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by Zachos
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14152

You mean you aren't using a stallion trained specifically for battle by filling its stable with bloody carcasses? What kind of a farce is this?


:lol:
by Zachos
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17963

A new addition to my kit, those tunred out really nice :). Next is another helmet and shins. Whats the plan with the second helmet? Will it be a chapel de faire? Will you be getting it before or after the greaves? Is your intention to wear sabatons with this harness? And now that you have leg armou...
by Zachos
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14152

I agree with Rod about kit critiques. Rod posted his kit with no pretensions about it being perfect, he laid out what he was changing, and as far as things like spurs go, thats an animal welfare issue rather than an authenticity one. I for one love seeing other peoples kit, and like posting mine for...
by Zachos
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14152

Except the photos are in response to a request for them, so Rod took them with what was available. I'm dead impressed. The cahones needed to solid lance joust in maille is considerable to say the least. And the photos, with the accompanying explanation of changes needed is something most of us do. D...
by Zachos
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8968

But we are reading our own meaning into the words "pair of". It could be that is how you differentiate what we call lungplate brigandines, or it could just be a left over phrase from when they looked like this:

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by Zachos
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8968

What are the thoughts on brigs opening at the rear? It would seem the most logical place to open as long as you had someone to buckle you into it, as if you've turned your back on your enemy its your own fault if they gut you.
by Zachos
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Few new bits from Jeff hedgecock at Historic Enterprises
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Would this be for the tournee that may happen in spain? Or maybe an appearance in california?

I do like the sharp elbow cops. Very few people have them (for obvious reasons when re-enacting on battlefields) but I think they really make the harness look extra deadly.
by Zachos
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Few new bits from Jeff hedgecock at Historic Enterprises
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Are these to go with your lush jousting cuirrass?
by Zachos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cuir boille (sp) Leather armour help wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Would it be better to use a single layer of leather, or would laminated armour be better? I'm planning on making some leather vambraces like those in the tournament book.
by Zachos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: my tin !
Replies: 35
Views: 5086

Very shiney! Who made it? Is that a parti coloured arming doublet I see underneath? Are you going to add some voiders in? What is the square root of 99?
by Zachos
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Robin Hood (2007/8 BBC) - worst historical drama ever?
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Both are dire, but I managed to watch more bonekickers than robin hood. At least their costumes were meant to be 21st century.
by Zachos
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: First shots of me in my new harness
Replies: 14
Views: 3058

Why not be content with making it as realistic as possible? :) That includes making it as bling as possible. Knights were the original Gangsters, and would often spend huge amounts on ridiculous additions to their armour. Completely gold plated armour was not unheard of. I like it. Its good to see ...
by Zachos
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17963

Thats some real lovely kit. Is the fauld laced into the breastplate? I'm trying to think of ways of making a similar thing.
by Zachos
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

As long as it was good quality and in keeping with your station. Remember, if you're a knight you'll have really nice decorated leather tournament armour (if it is leather) and if you're poorer you might not be ale to afford more than one lot of armour, so metal might be more authentic. Still haven'...
by Zachos
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26135

Maybe the butler did it?
by Zachos
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

Well, if we set a date within the next *insert timescale here*, in which people can get the kit to the required standard, and find a place to do it, then we can have an italian behourd.
by Zachos
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

It seems wierd that the English, who loved to fight on foot, did not have tournaments in the same manner. Not that it matters too much, as we can all just put on silly accents. I'll be watching that site, waiting for a price on those wasters.
by Zachos
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

@narvek: Very much interested in pictures.

@all: So we may have to bring it back to earlier times, or make it a small part of a larger tournament. I'll chat to people and find out more.
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

Erm... Someone knowledgable know? I would imagine you would if you had team jousts and team mellee tournaments. Looks like even more research is headed my way.
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

And can remain one. We know they did have foot tournaments. Does anyone know if they had tournaments over a barrier in the 15th century?
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

The one you're thinking of is a mounted tournee. I'm on exactly the same page as you with the setup though.
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

I don't think yelling is very ladylike.
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

50+ is a number I hadn't considered. The kit would have to be top notch, and each team would have to be led by a knight that really plays the part, and looks it. As for who supplies the weapons, I would say that each individual should provide their own. I know it would be just for one event at first...
by Zachos
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

Well its always been my idea to have full club tournai harness, for mounted combat as well. I know this is more expensive, but not everyone needs to do that. Surely the swords wouldn't need to be nylon though for the jack tournee? What is the bonus of nylon wasters over rebated swords?
by Zachos
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

The historical tournaments in California are heading towards this. mounted club combat in full 15th century harnesses. I'm curious about these nylon wasters, anyone have any information on them? Would these be the historical enterprises tournaments? The nylon wasters look to be quite good. I've not...
by Zachos
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: On cuffs
Replies: 42
Views: 4006

I've got a book about natural dying. I can bring it to mannington if you want? The silk doesn't seem unaufentic to me, but then my area of interest is metal shiney things, so wouldn't be able to say exactly. Lidi has already ran up against the italian picture thing before, but has come to terms with...
by Zachos
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

One of the ways I believe was to have a group of female judges who chose the best team using all criteria. Might make for a fun way of doing it...
by Zachos
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 7835

Club tournee

So people like the idea. Rennee of anjou style tournaments. Lets get some resources together, get the equipment right and do it properly. Better, I think than battle re-enacting, tournament fights don't need to have fake deaths or anything like that, and the sporting aspect allows for the drama, so ...
by Zachos
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: On cuffs
Replies: 42
Views: 4006

I noticed there was a lady. Ladies are just as important as armour, and posh shields. If there was no ladies then there would be no-one to show off to.
by Zachos
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: On cuffs
Replies: 42
Views: 4006

We've finally decided that my red gown will be lined in the same green silk your gown is made of. A deep red looks really good with it.

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