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by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

We need opposing names.

I vote my lot the 'Deadly Black Scorpion Warrior Fiends of Certain Doom.

Alternatively the Corps of Unified Ninja Tercio Society, has a better acronym
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

and as a guide, a decent tabard for the musketeer look (in silk with decent metallic thread embroidery and metallic fringe) is going to be about £275.00 Just had a slightly simpler one made.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

But put an ad in the societies section and see if anyone bites. Suspect that as you are in a very rural area with not many people about you are statistically the areas re-enactor. No idea if Aber Uni has anything going society wise. You'd need to choose a reasonably well defined era of course and a ...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

well, the original french counterparts were all minor nobility or gentry class so money is the thing.....
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 7788

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

Great answer Tod, thanks.
by Mark Griffin
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 13450

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

Again, that's what proofing is for.....
by Mark Griffin
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

Merlon is correct of course. If you are saying French musketeer as in an official bodyguard to the King what we have is all post Commonwealth (but read below for the exceptions to the rule of course!) and even then its not a separate body on foot. On horse its a little different but even the first '...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Arms and Armour of the Englishg Knight 1400-1450
Replies: 2
Views: 4021

Re: Arms and Armour of the Englishg Knight 1400-1450

No, I'm talking about a much harder to find title. You stick with yours.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

are you saying you have £250 for a kit from the feet up inc some kind of sword and accoutrements?
by Mark Griffin
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 4180

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

Ha, you ref pic gave me a chortle on a Sunday morning, thanks!
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Clarification please
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: Clarification please

vain hope. It kind of gets into the cracks of worn ones, or sits on the surface.

I blame unscrupulous ignorant traders who don't give a sh**, and idiot buyers who don't give a stuff about history and want a bit of weekend fun every now and then.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Clarification please
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: Clarification please

Yep, try oiling it!..... nasty nasty nasty.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 13450

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

As for who made the safest, I'm not aware of any data from the main manufacturing countries that has been brought together to show that. There must be failure rate info for each country somewhere but I'd have thought by the 19th cent it was pretty minimal and any issues found out during proofing.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 13450

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

gonna need a bigger vehicle.....
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Clarification please
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: Clarification please

Yep. There are so many factors to be taken into consideration, so its impossible to make sweeping statements. Items should match the situation and status. Are the shoes a regimental purchase? Was the buyer a skinflint or wanted his men to be comfortable? Are you a private citizen who is equipping hi...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 13450

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

But he's in the US, so a cabinet may not be needed. Its down to his state laws and local law enforcement so some states you'll need pretty stringent stuff and others chained to a wall will be fine. Of course in the UK a cabinet isn't always needed either, its down to what your local police fo says.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 7788

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

but he's in the army, so excluded.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Cesse, O Divine Beaute
Replies: 1
Views: 3708

Re: Cesse, O Divine Beaute

Talk to Blast from the Past and Hautbois.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Clarification please
Replies: 16
Views: 9770

Re: Clarification please

If both societies banned things that weren't about in the period then you would have a lot of semi naked/equipped people amongst the 50% of people still there.....

:o :? :roll:
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 7788

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

Whilst i wait for Tod or Hugo to add their much more infomed words... Isn't that Delacour portrait of a lowland loyalist in an army uniform so not exactly highland dress? I thought that the '46 Dress Act was prohibiting the wearing of the more ostensibly highland styles, so the varioius plaid sizes ...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 13450

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

2nd what was said above about the wheels, that's the tricky bit. Does Williamsburg still have a working wheelwright? Surely its simply a case of going to an original cannon or even a good repro and doing some measuring up? Shame your National Army Museum didn't come to anything or I'd suggest there....
by Mark Griffin
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historical Joust in Australia.
Replies: 2
Views: 5158

Re: Historical Joust in Australia.

Looking good. Well you would with a crest the same colour as mine!

:-)
by Mark Griffin
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail skirts in museums
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Re: Mail skirts in museums

have you searched for this subject on MyArmoury or ArmourArchive? there are several excellent mail threads on there and is often the way, the US market is much stronger on research and spreading info.

There, helpful and contentious all in one pithy sentence!
by Mark Griffin
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Writing on armour

In the Armour of the Austrian Princes exhibition catalogue that was held at the RA/Tower in the 1950's or 60's there was a breastplate which was said to be the earliest acid etched known (at that point) which was I think 1472. However a lot of academic water has flowed since then. I have lunch with ...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Writing on armour

Coppergate helmet.

That's all I'm saying......
by Mark Griffin
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 16589

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

My Doctor refused to have anything to do with my applications. "I don't know you well enough' was the answer. Cos I'm a healthy fellow. So I have to be ill (other illness available other than mental ones available of course) to go down that route. Which seems a bit lopsided. If my doctor knows ...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 16589

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

popularity among reenactors...


insert 'wild west' just before the word 'reenactors...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 16589

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

next will you be declaring as Trident is obsolete, I can have a nuclear missile under section 36......


That will make that Falklands War group very happy. However, one small slip at Detling and property values in Kent are going to plummet.
by Mark Griffin
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 16589

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

Fox, please don't scare him/her/them away, they are fighting for my right to have govt sponsored bp and that alone makes them my friend. I'm assuming other hobby/special interest groups are going to be treated in the same way.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 16589

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

include provisions entitling you to a state subsidized amount of black powder.


Whaaaaaaaattt???????!!!!!!!

Thin end of the wedge there.... fishermen will get state subsidized bait next.

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