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by Sara
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 7453

I use kit or clothes interchangeably although kit does cover a wider range of things than just clothing. I must admit that being asked about my 'costume' really rankles, I know it's daft but it does. That may be because I have nearly as much medieval clothing as modern. :roll: :D As to the differenc...
by Sara
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone out there making medieval drawknives?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I am going to try Geoff as he got such glowing recommendations :)
by Sara
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone out there making medieval drawknives?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Anyone out there making medieval drawknives?

If so can I order one :D

Any suggestions as to who might me able to do me one of these gratefully received.

Cheers
by Sara
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 57204

To put the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons, why should they care? It's their hobby; if they were to go skiing as their hobby each weekend they wouldn't be expected to 'put on a good display' Because generally you do not get paid to go sking. Of course if neither you nor your group are being paid...
by Sara
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 108952

A picture of a simple, tabard type, Howard livery as desribed above - just for you Colin :D

Sara

PS. If you look really hard I am wearing one on my avatar.
by Sara
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5670

House of De Clifford wrote:<grins> ............no hard feelin's really!!!
Phew, you had me worried there, never meant to offend, but as I said it is one of my bugbears :)

And if it stops any nice authentic doublet being spoilt by inappropriate modern fastenings all the better :wink:

Sara
by Sara
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5670

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! My reaction exactly! This is one of my personal bug bears as our societies 15th century herald / authenty-bod. Why do people make nice authentic clothing then insist on spoiling them for want of correct fastening?... It'll probably be my Herald's crusade...
by Sara
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bracer for a Medieval Archer
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

I must admit that the main source I used for this is the Osprey Man-at-arms English Longbowman. If you look at most period illustrations they show no form of bracer at all, presumably the clothing/padding/armour worn is enough to do the job. The attached website has some nice examples including one ...
by Sara
Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bracer for a Medieval Archer
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

If you make one of the 'MAry Rose' style of bracer you will only have one buckle to do up. I have one like this and have no problems putting it on/taking it off.

As I understand it is also considered more authentic that the type the goes right around the forearm.