Search found 423 matches

by chrisanson
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Longbow
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: The Longbow

LIKE
by chrisanson
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blacksmith knife
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

Re: Blacksmith knife

8-)
by chrisanson
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking women on the battlefield....
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Re: Viking women on the battlefield....

transvestvike ?
by chrisanson
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 6939

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

well put :)
by chrisanson
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 6939

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

Nope.

But I am happy to be proven wrong.



i didnt say you were wrong,arrogant and rude maybe but not wrong
by chrisanson
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 6939

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

I'm thinking of getting a warbow, but I'd like the cheapest nastiest thing a soldier would have... Im sort of imagining a rough, 'unpainted', knotted, elm stick, no horn nocks, anywhere between 90 and 140 pounds. What do other people think would be the typical issue of kit? 140lb bow? Good luck wit...
by chrisanson
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fitting Scabbard Lockets
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Fitting Scabbard Lockets

rivet over with a washer?
by chrisanson
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.

nice video, been flowing your blog for some time, good stuff
by chrisanson
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Late Roman Belt and scabbard
Replies: 11
Views: 4608

Re: Late Roman Belt and scabbard

For the top set, interference fit. The scabbard is slightly tapered, as are the fittings. As the weight of the whole thing is bourne by the upper fittings, security isn't an issue. The bottom set is tapered too but I put a couple of small brass panel pins into the back, through the fittings and int...
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cannock Chase august 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Cannock Chase august 2012

thanks :)
by chrisanson
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Steel for armour
Replies: 19
Views: 3355

Re: Steel for armour

en 45 is blade steel
by chrisanson
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 5992

Re: Fighting priests

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Howayanboyleyerheadyergobshite, yer no maw da. I takes you all on, one atta tim or altaegether makes nae differ tae me.


goow on then
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Late Roman Belt and scabbard
Replies: 11
Views: 4608

Re: Late Roman Belt and scabbard

its orabul and i dow wont one
by chrisanson
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: Bodkins........and things

nice one mate
by chrisanson
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stirrup ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Stirrup ring

Lady Josselyn wrote:Hi there,
I'm looking for a replica medieval stirrup ring..
I don't want to spend silly money.
Anyone know of where I can get one?
The only one I've seen is revival clothing but it has been discontinued?[/color]



photos?
by chrisanson
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sailors slops. Pirates, for the use of.
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Sailors slops. Pirates, for the use of.

nice
by chrisanson
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Medicus Matt wrote:You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used.



you look used :roll:
by chrisanson
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice. Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you. Since Yesteryear...or possibly Yore. I forget now. Now b**ger off, the pair of you. The Dark Lord then drew a veil over the thread, truly sending it to a dee...
by chrisanson
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

gregory23b wrote:Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.



he does majikul ones anall ya know? keltik majikuluns !
by chrisanson
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 4210

Re: Making rivetted maille

another theroy i heard about the brass edges was that it slows the rusting process as copper has a slight natural charge to it so the brass links act as a sacrificial body so that the iron doesn't rust or corrode as quickly. similar to some ships that have large blocks of brass attatched to the hul...
by chrisanson
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Skevmeister wrote:Matt,

That is bloody lovely. You are a compentant and master craftsman.

Having tried to make my own for my swords, I truly appreciate the skill and work that goes into anything like this.

My the gods continue to guide your hand.

Skev


i think loki guided my hand :crazy:
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Does wrought iron rust?
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Re: Does wrought iron rust?

Hi I'm hoping somebody will be able to help me with this query. Over the weekend I was doing a surgery display and when asked if the instruments were original came out with my usual line about how rare original instruments from medieval and early modern are due to them being iron and therefore pron...
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

Re: Authentic Rope

Grymm wrote:Cable laid hemp's yer man. Jute is 19thCas is sisal.

I just thought, jute is what's used to make hessian. Does that mean that jute rope is invisible too?



duno, never seen any :roll:
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting archers
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: Fighting archers

i have a fez ]:)
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

You sir, are a master scabbard maker! Paul And you, sir, are looking for a discount on your next scabbard. :wink: Thanks Paul, and everyone else. Now, if only you buggers would be prepared to pay enough for me to make them full time......then I'd get heartily sick of it and wouldn't bother any more...
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Softening a gambeson
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Softening a gambeson

Loosely piling it on the floor and trampling it in socked feet, re-piling and trampling some more in between wearing it to do bendy-lifty jobs. Rather like treading washing out in the bath - but dry - and in front of the TV of an evening). Wear clean-soled slippers if it has buckles and tape the bu...
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Medicus Matt wrote:
chrisanson wrote:
not bad....i'll give ya a tenna for it :twisted:


You're not having it, you'd just bleed all over it.


i am unworthy :roll:
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 12389

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Medicus Matt wrote:You know how sometimes you finish making something and then stand back from it for the first time and go..."Yeah, yeah that turned out alright."?
nicdone2.JPG

nicdone4.JPG

nicdone3.JPG


8-)



not bad....i'll give ya a tenna for it :twisted:
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 7116

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

Dave B wrote:Nah, that's chris's job.


i think i left all my quick in Birmingham :wink:

Go to advanced search