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Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Thu May 05, 2011 7:45 pm

Like it says.
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Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

Postby Mark T » Thu May 05, 2011 10:28 pm

Some leads: Talbot's Fine Accessories sell via Revival Cothing.

Historic Enterprises have some nice ones.

Medieval Design also stock them and are in Europe.

Just off the top of my head ...



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Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri May 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Thanks I shall take a look at them.


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Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

Postby Nigel » Sat May 07, 2011 7:41 am

near you matey Toby of the silver wyvern I beleive has made some rather splendid ones

not off the shelf but bloody good


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Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

Postby Ghost » Sun May 08, 2011 1:33 pm

Marcus,

Allan has just acquired some new ones but can't remember where he said he got them from

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Re: WTB spurs suitable for 15th century.

Postby Hospitaller » Sun May 08, 2011 2:36 pm

Get Dressed for Breakfast are now selling reasonably priced spurs. Maybe their Gothic spurs might be suitable

http://www.getdressedforbattle.co.uk/cg ... 1916670408



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Sun May 22, 2011 9:05 pm

Sadly these are out of stock and not even listed at the Battle Merchant site.


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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon May 23, 2011 1:56 pm

Out of interest, were people still using the long prong pig sticker type spurs in the 15th century? I can only come across high status images of men in wearing rondel type ones.


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Postby Friesian » Tue May 24, 2011 6:43 pm

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Out of interest, were people still using the long prong pig sticker type spurs in the 15th century? I can only come across high status images of men in wearing rondel type ones.


According to visual evidence (manuscripts) combined with archeological evidence prick spurs were long gone .Rowel spurs were the norm .

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The Medieval Design rowel spurs are quite close to an original 15thc spur I own except for the actual rowel which is totaly diferent - Thats different BTW , perhaps not wrong to the one they copied



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Postby chrisanson » Tue May 24, 2011 11:52 pm

no good then?

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Postby Friesian » Wed May 25, 2011 1:51 pm

chrisanson wrote:no good then?

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They look a lot earlier style than 15th to me - did you make them ?



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed May 25, 2011 8:43 pm

Looks like I may be in for a long wait then. I cannot justify the expense of getting a pair made for me.


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Postby chrisanson » Wed May 25, 2011 11:04 pm

Friesian wrote:
chrisanson wrote:no good then?

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They look a lot earlier style than 15th to me - did you make them ?



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:25 am

And now I have them.


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Postby Zachos » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:32 am

Are these for riding with or just walking?


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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Walking. I hate horses, the smell of them makes me gag.
No doubt they are lovely creatures and all, but not my cup of tea.
However a man of my standing would have owned a horse and that's all I'm going to say about that.
(And it's better than being seen in another chain of office-those are two a penny.)


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Postby ZoeRPM » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:52 pm

I love the smell of horses and of donkeys but I think mules smell odd.



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Postby Colin Middleton » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:45 pm

My new spurs have finally arrived and they are lovely! Big thumbs up for 6 of 1!


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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:55 pm

We will have to walk around together jingling and saying "howdy y'all".


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Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:42 pm

the ones above look 9th-11th cent to me. Also a bit too pointy for modern mounts, the supplier might have something to say.

Historic Enterprise 'norman' ones were really nice, again needed smoothing off but i bought some from Talbots and was less than impressed. They were castings from an original and needed so much cleaning and fettling i gave up.


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Postby Mark T » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:06 am

Mark: I recently got some from Talbot and had the same response. :worried: Historic Enterprises now don't seem to have any on their site, and the ones from Medieval Designs are iron and will just rust where I live ...

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Postby guthrie » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:17 pm

If I recall correctly, they tinned iron spurs sometimes. I'll have to check my books at home, but it is practical to tin iron stuff. The trick is finding someone to do it for you.



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Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:22 am

yes many i have seen have been tinned. There are a few companies about, u use one in portsmouth for doing the roman stuff but they will do pretty much anything. I'll dig out their details. think there was a thread on here re tinning cooking stuff as well.

Most tinning companies tin by volume in batches so its best to get lots of stuff together.


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Postby chidokan » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:44 pm

I remember someone showing me a spur found in the river bank at Towton...it was admittedly a long time ago, but the multipoint rowel sticks in my mind as quite a sharp looking thing about an inch or so in diameter.



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Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:02 pm

Yep, big and sharp, designed to let your mount know you need speed


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Postby Colin Middleton » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:58 pm

I wouldn't dream of putting my spurs into a horse, not after the mess they've made of my boots! The rowels really are quite sharp and I would expect them to pierce the horse's hide. However, IIRC, don't you see that on some pictures and in some writing from the period?


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Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:02 pm

You certainly do Colin but we live in different, more enlightened times.... There is a reason why POW spurs are worn, its because owners and possible animal welfare groups get very very angry if your mount comes back with blood all over its flank.


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