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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: viking age sword and pommel (question)
Replies: 20
Views: 6025

Another yey. 8) Fire away.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: viking age sword and pommel (question)
Replies: 20
Views: 6025

Perhaps its the thinking that all ancient nations liked to keep within sight of land when at sea rather than travelling out into what some would like us to think was the unknown. I'd assumed this was what Benedict was getting at. I'm not going to get into common historical misconceptions, as I know ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Viking scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

You should see the books I have at home on knotwork designs. Do any of them mention the fact that most of what is referred to as 'Celtic knotwork' is really 'Anglo-Saxon interlace'? As it happens some of the books do break things down to a more correct detail & show where certain patterns origi...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Viking scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

All looks lovely to me. Pity I couldn't get away with designs like that on the field in a 15thC environment :(. As I have a real interest & love for Celtic & Viking knotwork. You should see the books I have at home on knotwork designs. Must say rather envious 8) . Belt is somewhat special too.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings - Kit Standards
Replies: 42
Views: 11651

Do all that & the Mops will be very confused but very entertained :lol:

Heck Its tempting me...to get that chainmail I've been promising myself.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5286

I for one had resisted asking the question... :lol:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5286

so essentially everything from 400 AD to 1216 then?

Can't fault you there.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5286

I like all the periods for different reasons. 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: thick cotton saxon cloak
Replies: 29
Views: 6709

Plus you do not kill the animal to get wool. Sheep would naturally shed excess wool anyway as the season changes if man did not help the animal. Antlers get shed naturally without the animal dying. Infact even horn can breaks, or of course be reduced in length for humanitarian reasons for animal wel...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12883

That redymade iced tea is very refreshing.

I think every group should have a resident arab, so we can all have coffee though :lol: Nice real coffee... Dancing goat or some such...mmmm :twisted: :D :lol: 8) :wink:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: U-turn
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Someone must still be playing Tennis somewhere :? :( :?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Short beer
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Small beer is made after the first mash has been sparged by re-mashing the grains to extract any remaining sugars from it, after a second sparging you produce a much lighter wort, and therefore a much lighter beer. As someone else I know put it - it is the second brew off your tea bag. So make an a...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at war
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

I know & understand what convention says, but cannot accept for one moment a woman would be on the field without any form of defense. cannot accept any woman would be there in harms way without some sort of impliment to use as a weapon, even if its simply a kitchen knife of bollack knife. Of cou...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

Thanks Levyarcher. email sent.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wrapped sword belt
Replies: 25
Views: 2604

Sir Thomas, be aware that you need to use a strip of leather thinner than normal belt leather, or you'll struggle to tye the knots. Also, IIRC, you start the strip on your belt (one of these knots), then take it down to the scabard, tye a knot like this, take it back up to your belt to form a loop ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

All the above taken on board. Plain natural fabric or white/(cream) & light blue would be my choice so thread would not be an issue. But seems to me that although some positive about Past Tents, others have reservations about certain issues with them. Vic James seems to be a clear favorite amoun...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

Hiya Jenn... Think this might have to be the first port of call anyway, whatever I do. will try as you say.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more

After this weekend at Stafford & having to hide away the plastic tents on none level ground & the need to find somewhere for us all to get changed in conviniently I really think I'm wanting a nice tent for myself & my other half. Now Victor James I'm aware of, especially as I could be kn...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wrapped sword belt
Replies: 25
Views: 2604

Although a couple of steps in the photo's slightly unclear at the moment I really do like that solution of attatching a scabbard. Will pick up a really long belt at next event where I can find economically priced belts & have a go at it.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9001

Of course the most famous example I can think of of raiding a baggage train is that of the Battle of Naseby 1645
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 7605

Of course its the fun & entertainment factor that is the main point of the thread rather than the accuracy subject. That said many films that claim to portray a more accurate image of something do tend to fall down. Yes, generally many modern films are better in the accuracy stakes than the stan...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: First shots of me in my new harness
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Re: First shots of me in my new harness

This is a pic of me in my new harness it needs some work and Im making the crest for my helm as this is going to be my tournment harness. I am going to make the harness as "bling" as possible! any ideas would be great. Diamonds & Pearls perhaps :wink: My other half is suggesting swaro...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8348

I have seen it documented that medieval pipe smokers would fill the pipe with the herb, followed by a quarter ounce of gunpowder. The pipe would be lit using a thin wooden taper of fruitwood, which helped the flavour, apparently. Pipe smokers could be recognised by the smell of burning, and lack of...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where is the best plac to get a bill?
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

Fox wrote:Andy's just made a boar spear and bill for members of my group.
They are both splendid.
:shock: Didn't know Cheshire had that many Boars living wild in the countryside.

Now there's a corporate event... wild boar hunting 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8348

But only in America :shock: :wink: :lol: :shock:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8348

Ideed... .... though its not to say some other leaf may have been inhaled shall we say, during earlier times. So perhaps pipes may have still been available. Though somehow I doubt northern & Western Europe would have cottoned on to smoking of any alternative in a big way... As for how to light ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Who was at Tewkesbury
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Looks like a question mark to me.... & well it should.

Though can understand both points of view, as to official historical & percieved historical results.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8348

Suddenly reminds me of the excellent Bob Newhart sketch about the descovery of tobbaco.....


...... " Hey its Nutty Walt...."


Classic stuff.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17957

I like moss.... unless of course its on the golf course & in which case its a pain in the preverbrial.

As for the get ups... Nice. 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C
Replies: 8
Views: 3259

Thought & glad the main link I posted would be useful to more than just myself :)

Cheers
Paul.

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