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by House of De Clifford
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Re: Fluting

Just found this thread! bit late i know but...Stuart refers to the Cervelliere as a fluted helmet, it was my impression that this was a simple skuul cap type of helmet and certainly not fluted. Also, if one studies the effigy of Gronw Tudur (Fychan) (d:1383?) in St Gredifael Church, Penmynydd, he is...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh costume in the 14th century
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: Welsh costume in the 14th century

I can only add that in general, the quality of cloth used and the condition may also be an indicator. Prior to Edward I conquest, the real power base lay with the march lords, old Norman families and those who traded in luxury goods. Post conquest, most welsh were not permitted to trade within estab...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you wash six sheepskins?
Replies: 12
Views: 3751

Re: How do you wash six sheepskins?

Your results will always depend on the method of tannage used in the first instance. If your hide was tanned using allum and Formaldehydes, the result could go either way. Chromium tanned hides usually fair better but even these can go horribly wrong.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Sun May 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12990

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

If its the Order of the Templars, then i am your man. I have a wealth of research material gathered over the last two years at university (and yes i am a 'mature' student)! The information from an islamic perspective tends to be somewhat harder to obtain though. It is wise to treat most information ...
by House of De Clifford
Fri May 04, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12990

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

Just caught up with this thread! Very interesting too. As part of my research on the crusades, i came across one book in particular by Carole Hillenbrand. The book is called The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives. It is a serious bit of reading for anyone with an interest in the crusades and after. Ther...
by House of De Clifford
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent

Just a thought but seeing as how most Welsh fighting men served within the English army post 1290, why would they look any different? The only reference to the contrary that is reliable is pre conquest and describes them as bare foot rascals but i think this is probably intended mare as an insult th...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4859

Re: Medieval Board games

go to
http://www.gothicgreenoak.co.uk/
these guys are the experts on board and other type games for many periods
Dave
by House of De Clifford
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Updated list of events this year ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Updated list of events this year ?

Just updated ours... but we're not doing many this year.. Drew has his GCSE's.....

http://www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk/events.asp

M x
by House of De Clifford
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 5381

Re: How do you attach you legs?

To be honest, i find it more comfortable to support the weight on my shoulders. Using a brace system that i made myself, it takes the weight of the legs nicely and stops any twisting which i used to experience when pointed to my doublet.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leaking Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 3992

Re: Leaking Tent

Tintagel 3 years ago, canvas tent went up in seconds, i was there. Sterkshoff Belgium, Canvas tent reduced to ashes in what seemed like less than a minute, 2 inhabitants were lucky to escape without serious injury, saw that one with my own eyes too. Cant say about the one at Tewks, it may have been ...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leaking Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 3992

Re: Leaking Tent

what about the risk from flames? As we all know too well, when a tent without fire proofing goes up, it is a disaster within seconds.. look at Tewks or Tintagel, tents ignited and reduced to smouldering embers quicker than most can react. Best remedy i found for this over the years is to buy a good ...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 20982

Re: How Rude!!!

Thank god we don't make stuff!!!!! we just get the same old same old stupid questions...... "not lucky for the rabbit" "was it dead when you killed it" "urrrgghhh"( and no further comment) " i tried that and it came out like cardboard" "Do you catch all o...
by House of De Clifford
Fri May 06, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Sourcing Horse tails
Replies: 6
Views: 7515

Re: WANTED: Horse tails

We sell horse tails, what colour do you need ? How many ? Visit our web site for further info at www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk
by House of De Clifford
Thu May 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Re: WTB Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur

Well done Joram, you have obviously done some homework. :thumbup: I have your email and am looking into what we can do to help you. The subject of fur in the middle ages is a real passion for both myself and Miranda, so much so that my 3rd year thesis will be based upon the fur trade of the late mid...
by House of De Clifford
Thu May 05, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Re: WTB Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur

here we go again...! :crazy This is not a rant or anything of the sort, but if you want to know whats what about a particular section of research in history, ask those who have done the research, do not rely on what you think may or may not be right. The Bloody victorians have got a lot to answer fo...
by House of De Clifford
Mon May 02, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Re: WTB Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur

Hi Joram,
we do indeed sell squirel. Can you pm me what the project is and your period/ status etc.. i will have more idea then of how to help you.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Studio shoot
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Studio shoot

Hi all, I have been asked by my brother to post here in order to help him out. He is asking if anyone out there would be interested in a studio photo shoot of themselves / family ? He is happy to do this for nothing as he needs to build his port folio. Basically, you go along, let him photograph you...
by House of De Clifford
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?

I owe you a pint Byron !! That web site is fantastic, will be ordering M16 liner and strap asap... They look fantstic. Nice job on the recon of your helmet by the way, looks great! Is there much call to re-enact WWI german infantry in the UK? Not a period i am familiar with.. Mostly muddyeval you see.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?

Once again, sound advice Byron. The inside is painted the same as the light green on the outside and the posts still have old leather around them which is also painted. Logically, my next question is what next? Do I try to source original parts and bring it back as is or strip the paint ? What would...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?

That's great info, thanks Byron. It has the size and production stamps as you suggest, the paint as far as I can tell is not hiding anything more sinister than age related wear and tear. The paint does go to the edge of the holes suggesting it was painted without the liner in place. The helmet came ...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?

Ok, so from the pointed lug for strap attachment, this is either an M16 or M17 type helmet. What about the paint ? is it correct ? I have seen similar before and this paint looks like it was applied a long time ago.
by House of De Clifford
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Any WWI helmet experts out there ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Any WWI helmet experts out there ?

Hi all, a WWI german helmet has recently come into my belonging. I know very little about this period and need some advice. I am sure the helmet is an original as it came to me from a reliable source, it has been painted but has no liner or strap. Now, question is, is it an M16 or an M18 helmet? Is ...
by House of De Clifford
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Archers A New Society
Replies: 42
Views: 10995

Re: The Archers A New Society

:D Nice one James, well up for this too...
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Project Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: Mail Project Advice

My thoughts would be to go and see Mark at cap a pie, his riveted maille is blooming lush and not expensive. I am going for his 6pm riveted next for my voiders and skirt. Also want a 6pm standard.
by House of De Clifford
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Dropping the Ball
Replies: 12
Views: 2283

Re: Dropping the Ball

Hiya, This is an age old problem.... we made a conscious decision to supply raw materials in the main... and very very rarely, make up bespoke items. We'd rather teach people to do it themselves... i know this doesn't help..... but am just sympathising........ I know mum has the same issues at times...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plume holders
Replies: 30
Views: 5904

Re: Plume holders

sorry for the delay, just found the thread again
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6044

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

That sounds like good logic, but I'm not sure that the medieval use of other words always fits that pattern. It may be true in this case, but certainly my knowledge is too limited to tell. I'm certain there were some distinctly different garments, the evidence we have shows that; I'm not sure it's ...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6044

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

regarding "arming doublets", isnt there evidence of types actually containing a corset that pulls the wearer in so that his armour sits correctly just above the hips? If so, these would be considered a totaly different garment to the "jack" as one would be made for individual cli...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plume holders
Replies: 30
Views: 5904

Re: Wtb Plume holder?????

NIce one Chris, got mine in the post last week. Lovely bit of kit.
Many thanks,
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plume holders
Replies: 30
Views: 5904

Re: Wtb Plume holder?????

and about time too Simon !!! :P
Chris, will pm you regarding payment and adress etc ok.
Cheers,
Dave.

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