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by Phil the Grips
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No Comments, very disappointing.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: No Comments, very disappointing.

Fascinating stuff but also bear in mind that C18th is a fairly small part of the reenactment scene in the UK and trekking in particular is rare (legally and logistically tricky for a start) so not many folk can join in with your discussion other than to appreciate nice equipment and the information ...
by Phil the Grips
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Mule hire
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Mule hire

Louisa's in Durham and may be able to help-
http://www.rentapeasant.co.uk/
by Phil the Grips
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A cautionary rale abiuyt swords
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: A cautionary rale abiuyt swords

[mod]The fellow concerned chose to make his circumstances public on FB but did not here so the thread is locked; especially since this is an ongoing case and comment in the public domain may prejudice it. The thread won't be removed as it serves as information to others to tread carefully[/mod]
by Phil the Grips
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport

Wouldn't quarterstaff be a bit more feasible? Quarterstaff wasn't typically used wearing appropriate protective equipment though. I don't think modern western audiences would generally be in favour of slow-mo footage of what just happened to one competitor's skull when 8' of 2" diameter oak co...
by Phil the Grips
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)

Being on a horse'd be a pretty good start
by Phil the Grips
Wed May 11, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts

Forums are of themselves "old and dated" so not fussed what it actually looks like as long as it works
by Phil the Grips
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a sword club!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Looking for a sword club!!!

Both of these schools are based in Brighton-

Sussex Sword Academy-
http://www.sussexswordacademy.org/
(they can also provide links to Andrew Feest who is semi-retired and only teaching privately now- well worth a visit)

1595 Club-
http://www.the1595.com/
by Phil the Grips
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Campfire talk forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Campfire talk forum

Still works for me- tho' it's even quieter than here (and all forums in general)
by Phil the Grips
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new boy
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: My new boy

Wouldn't you be better off with a shire horse? Knights were heavy.
by Phil the Grips
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can I become an English Musketeer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: Can I become an English Musketeer?

Mark Griffin wrote: If I was doing it I'd be calling it The Duke of Buckingham's Men and every weekend we'd go sight seeing to La Rochelle....

I'll form "The Flashing Blades" and we can fight each other every Saturday morning for 30 minutes; we already have a theme tune...
by Phil the Grips
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 4916

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

I'm assuming other hobby/special interest groups are going to be treated in the same way. Especially so if NARES are involved since they are famed* for their inclusiveness, transparency, accessibility, communication and popularity among reenactors... * or is it "notorious" I am thinking of?
by Phil the Grips
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 4916

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

I've seen some (English) Police guidance for Victorian/Edwardian chaps who wanted to carry sec.58 pinfires/pepperboxes with their kit, claiming it as an "Ornament", which said that reenactment was "outside the home" so Obsolete Calibres couldn't be present in that context...if on...
by Phil the Grips
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 4916

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

If Home Office guidance included them it would simply mean CPS would be directed not to prosecute for simple possession in the home or their sale. If that came in then you'd have the interesting situation of being able to pop over to Calais with your freshly-delivered-by-Amazon bandook but not be a...
by Phil the Grips
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sword fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Sword fighting

If it catches your imagination we still have spaces at the Smallsword Symposium-
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/symposium.html
by Phil the Grips
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sword fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Sword fighting

Duelling in the C18th'd be smallsword (assuming you're not somewhere Mediterranean for which you'd need knives) for which this book'd be ideal and was cretaed with fellows such as you in mind with additional essays on how to practice etc- http://www.wyvernmedia.co.uk/shop#!/The-Art-of-the-Smallsword...
by Phil the Grips
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms

Not used them m'self but heard good things- and they have one famous punter:
http://sewveryhistorical.moonfruit.com/ ... 4575484518
by Phil the Grips
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dog collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Dog collars

Excellent blog with your answer here-
http://themedievalhunt.com/tag/medieval-dogcollar/

Leeds Castle has a collection of originals well worth a look too-
http://www.leeds-castle.com/Attractions ... lar+Museum
by Phil the Grips
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Help with identifying English establishment figures..
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Help with identifying English establishment figures..

Maxime Chouinard has done a lot of research on the C19th tournament scene which he details here- http://hemamisfits.com/2014/12/20/the-first-hema-tournament/comment-page-1/#comment-875 You can get him direct at the Museum of Healthcare where he works on his email here- http://museumofhealthcare.ca/a...
by Phil the Grips
Thu May 07, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Suppliers of mid-late Victorian menswear...
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: Suppliers of mid-late Victorian menswear...

Prometheus Gearing- http://www.prometheusgearing.co.uk/ Darcy Clothing- http://www.darcyclothing.com Tails & Unexpected- https://www.tailsandtheunexpected.com/ You can also still find originals through vendors/dealers like these chaps- http://www.hogspear.com/ Boots- http://rufflander.co.uk/prod...
by Phil the Grips
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Wulfund company in Czechoslovakia
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Wulfund company in Czechoslovakia

I'd be very wary of their offer to transport working firearms over by car for you!
by Phil the Grips
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 4433

Re: How to use lances

Colin Middleton wrote: as did the question of whether we could ever try any of the mounted techniques. :D

You might try asking to do such at this event; it sounds right up their boulevard- http://rossfechten-symposium.com/
by Phil the Grips
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Riding Officers/Land Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Riding Officers/Land Guard

Shoes n leather bits- http://www.foxblade.co.uk/ Clothes n accessories- http://www.sj-seamstress.com/ http://www.cloakedanddaggered.com/ Saddlery- Pipistrelle leather Firearms- http://www.derbyshirearms.co.uk/ Hats- http://www.kittyhats.madasafish.com/htdocs/ Accessories- http://www.lettersofmarque....
by Phil the Grips
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anyone on the Isle of Wight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Anyone on the Isle of Wight?

He plays with these fellows so maybe try contacting them-
https://bartitsuclubiow.wordpress.com/contact/
by Phil the Grips
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Riding Officers/Land Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Riding Officers/Land Guard

No uniform, technically had kit supplied but generally sorted themselves out for clothing, horses and firearms on the promise of being reimbursed which rarely happened on top of being one of the worse jobs of the era; imagine being a self-employed Special Policeman and you get the idea. Liked by nob...
by Phil the Grips
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WTB Tricorn hat appropriate for 1760
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: WTB Tricorn hat appropriate for 1760

I had splendid service from these fellows-
http://www.kittyhats.madasafish.com/htdocs/
by Phil the Grips
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Age Trauma Wounds
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Re: Viking Age Trauma Wounds

It's by Emma H-D; she's very good and the pictures very gory so well worth going to
by Phil the Grips
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mens Victorian clothing suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Mens Victorian clothing suppliers

Prometheus Gearing- http://www.prometheusgearing.co.uk/ Timely Fashion- https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ATimelyFashion?ref=l2-shopheader-name TnB originals- https://www.facebook.com/TnbOriginals?fref=ts Darcy Clothing- http://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/ Old Town Clothing- http://www.old-town.co.uk/ Clo...
by Phil the Grips
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Differences between types of Longbow
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Differences between types of Longbow

Terry Brown covers the varnish/paint issue in his "English Martial Arts" book when it comes to bills kept in storage- it may provide further leads.
by Phil the Grips
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Differences between types of Longbow
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Differences between types of Longbow

It's usually interpreted as "varnished" and "unvarnished".

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