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by mattb
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Recommendations needed for black brunswickers uniform maker
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Re: Recommendations needed for black brunswickers uniform ma

Thanks guys, that gives me a few more to contact :)
by mattb
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Recommendations needed for black brunswickers uniform maker
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Recommendations needed for black brunswickers uniform maker

This is a bit out of my normal period. I'm getting married next year and would love to have a Napoleonic era black Brunswick officers or hussars uniform (basically something smart and fancy) as my wedding suit. Obviously I don't want to risk doing it all myself so can anyone recommend good tailors t...
by mattb
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Reconstructed medieval ring-frame purse.
Replies: 0
Views: 2969

Reconstructed medieval ring-frame purse.

After a trip to view a collection of original medieval artefacts we studied many purse bars and frames and came away with lots of ideas. This is the result of the first attempt. The purse frame, a late medieval/Tudor purse bar sits in the middle of the ring in this picture. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.a...
by mattb
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury update
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Tewkesbury update

hamster wrote:yes i know its the middle of the night :crazy:
those who are coming i have e-mailed as a yay some i will ring or pm as some e-mails have bounced :doh:
if in doubt i am on the number given on the invites


Well i was up at silly o'clock so got my e-mail thanks Hamster :D
by mattb
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Matt Black Armour back online & new bronze casting site!
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Matt Black Armour back online & new bronze casting site!

After over 6 months with no site after losing my previous one I now have a basic site now set up for Matt Black Armour: http://www.mattblackarmour.co.uk/ I'm still working on updating it but the galleries are back! http://mattblackarmour.co.uk/album/3/5688518.jpg Also I have set up a site for my oth...
by mattb
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Medieval bronze casting
Replies: 9
Views: 6634

Re: Medieval bronze casting

Brilliant! I have been trying unsuccessfully to melt my bronze. I have tried four times and although my fire is really hot, it won't melt. I bought the ancient bronze from Rio Grande. It has a melting point of c. 1800 C. I am thinking that the mix I have is not what I should be using since the othe...
by mattb
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Metal Casting Company needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: Metal Casting Company needed

We're just getting going with a developing range, casting only in Bronze right now http://www.facebook.com/Bayley.Heritage.Castings

bayleyheritagecastings@gmail.com

Thanks for the plug Paul :)

Matt
by mattb
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury trading contact?
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: Tewkesbury trading contact?

Recieved attempt 2 this morning, thanks Hamster!
by mattb
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury trading contact?
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Tewkesbury trading contact?

I e-mailed recently via the site as i don't have a contact for the current organiser, no reply as yet. Is there a direct e-mail at all. I've traded every year for over 10 years, had to miss last year as the due date for applications coincided with my mothers passing away. Would really like to get ba...
by mattb
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat

That would be when Ed launched hi arsenal of woop-ass upon me, didn't have the chin strap done up like a muppet! so when we grappled it came of and on it's way off cut my head! anyway that's a Vickers one :P I didn't mind, hadn't seen Ed with that big a grin for a bit!
by mattb
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat

Or there's me :wink:
by mattb
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 35278

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

Here's one by Jeff de Boer http://www.medievalrepro.com/Images/arthur1.JPG the helmet is by Peter Fuller of Medieval Reproductions, both from Calgary. http://www.medievalrepro.com/Images/arthur1.JPG more images here http://www.medievalrepro.com/Premier.htm Matt
by mattb
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

The folding the ventail over the strap may well work, all depends on the face opening and where he's positioned his ventail, I'll suggest it to the client.
Yes I do make to order. Not a big folio of helmets right now but it's steadily growing.

Cheers,

Matt
by mattb
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Thanks Nigel but does the chinstrap not interfer with the ventail? This was my only concern here.

Matt
by mattb
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.

I've recently completed a late norman helmet all bar it's strapping. It has to go over the hood of a haubergeon with a side fitted ventail, I believe this will interfere with a chinstrap. Does anyone have any solutions for attaching this thing to the head (barring woodscrews into the head!). http://...
by mattb
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thimply the betht
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Takes me back a bit, I worked on the damned awful armour Benn and Eubank had to wear :lol: well is wasn't awful but i did much better over the years :oops:
by mattb
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: KinnieKats Cuirrass, work in progress.
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Thanks guys. Skev: it is all cold worked 16g, generaly I don't hot work plates like this, even when i do them in 14g. You may like this gallery of some W.I.P stuff http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=83384&id=517958166&l=7ccd883c7d wulfenganck: you're right about the waistline on alot of r...
by mattb
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: KinnieKats Cuirrass, work in progress.
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

KinnieKats Cuirrass, work in progress.

Kitty wanted me to share this with people, it's still a very rough piece, but I've put up a few pictures, it still need a bit more shaping before I can think of rolling the edges, the plackart and breast need to be fitted alot closer, and I want to improve the taper at the sides. The plackart is rou...
by mattb
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 5378

Yeah those pauldrons do indeed include the upper cannon in the design, they'l have to be whipped apart and one new lame inserted or a longer bottom plate put in.

It's a nice set, just needs a final tweak.

Matt
by mattb
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 4540

Saw some of pics of this on facebook, very fancy!

Must sort out my posh kit someday soon.
by mattb
Wed May 27, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: MY new harness pics
Replies: 27
Views: 3267

Looks quite pretty, though the pics are small, who made it for you?

Matt
by mattb
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Reclaiming the sword
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Phil the Grips wrote:I often wonder if folk that think a sword is only ever for killing also think that sex is only ever for procreation ;)


Ooooh that's where i was getting it wrong....

I thought sex was for killing and SWORDS for procreation, that would explain the protests I've been recieving! :roll:
by mattb
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Few new bits from Jeff hedgecock at Historic Enterprises
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Nice buys Griff. I have to admit to being jealous, Jeffs work is quite fine.
Of course if i get my lazy sickly ass too get all my commission work sorted i could spend a little time making some pretty stuff for myself! ah who am i kidding, I'd only end up selling it. :roll:

Matt
by mattb
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 4470

Shields urgh, film work led to work on far to many! over 1300 of the buggers on troy!

Those Gladiator shield were quite nice, cardboard core made them nice and light but the still had a nice feel.

Matt
by mattb
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 4470

hmm the first that comes to mind is producing 50 dead horses for Kingdom of Heaven. They don't half take up some space!

Matt
by mattb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Berkeley Skirmish - sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

But Flash said that's all you did anyway! :twisted: Though he wimped out due a curious ankle injury, hmmm.....

But at least while you're standing around you're surrounded by corpses, surveying the carnage!

Matt
by mattb
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Berkeley Skirmish - sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Berkeley Skirmish - sunday

I ended up not fighting on the sunday due to some nasty sunburn, so i took the camera out for the battle. Wasn't easy to get shots, and i only took a few but thought some folks might appreciate them. http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v299/114/72/517958166/n517958166_702887_3650.jpg http...
by mattb
Tue May 27, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Painting: Medieval knight
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Mattb I should like to see that one :wink: have you considered selling them? Never really considered selling paintings, i've generaly got enough on my plate, it would be nice to do more painting, but i really need to justify it these days. :( Still got to clear my order books, produce stock and som...
by mattb
Sat May 24, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Proper jousting cuirass
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Possibly the nicest armourer in the world! Always beyond my purse of course, i'll be displaying a friends collection of his helmets at Eastnor this weekend, thats added to RSB's own collection.

Very spiffy cuirrass Mark.

Matt
by mattb
Mon May 19, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Painting: Medieval knight
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Thanks all :) Hopefully i may get round to doing this again someday, i have a fancy to do a Saint George.

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