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by Will
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Livery Collar, Esses
Replies: 7
Views: 4344

Re: Livery Collar, Esses

Thanks for the link Mark, these look great. i am chasing up a few sources and researching at the moment, hoping to get some parts to make one up soonish. yep i agree, they wont stand up to many sword blows so I am planning on going down the 14thc style route and having this worn around my bascinet a...
by Will
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Livery Collar, Esses
Replies: 7
Views: 4344

Re: Livery Collar, Esses

Cheers John,

I have sent him a note.
I am hoping they also cast in brass as well as pewter, and that i can afford the price.
W
by Will
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Livery Collar, Esses
Replies: 7
Views: 4344

Livery Collar, Esses

Hi All, I am considering making or purchasing a livery collar. I would like to wear this for tournaments as a close fit over my bascinet aventail so would prefer an earlier leather strap arrangement (to be stronger than a metal chain) set with S's or text in brass (can't afford gold, silver-gilt etc...
by Will
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 7820

Re: flail or ball and chain

Thanks for the link, interesting reading and i like the look of the pole type flails. so possibly not a 'knightly' weapon but more of a man-at-arms used on foot. Yes i agree, knees and elbows, but also the shins are suprisingly painfull. Mine are made out of cricket balls however havent needed the b...
by Will
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 7838

Re: Making rivetted maille

Hi Langley, cheers for the background info, sounds like some good research and practical testing went on. The dagged brass to help prevent rust is interesting, as last night i saw a few effigies that look to havethe dagged features around the base and also around the top of neck, where i would imagi...
by Will
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 7838

Re: Making rivetted maille

Hi, I have one of Marks riveting tools (definately recomment these, lots easier than my DIY attempt, thanks) and now finishing my maille standard, just adding finishing touches and padding it. I know there is the standard from the Brit Museum? that has the brass? butted links forming shapes 9diamond...
by Will
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 7820

Re: flail or ball and chain

Hi, I have a couple of these that i have been practicing with, loads of fun. I was wondering if anyone may be able to help by pointing out any good sources, references or techniques to how these may have been used historically? With all the arms training i was thinking the use should look skilled an...