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by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

Incidently the change in blade occured when Hanwei took over from Paul Chen who made the original practical series, personally I think it takes a lot less metal to make the new ones and they are therefore cheaper to produce (although I note the price hasn't come down). Hanwei is the steel fabricati...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

Email came round off Steve Etheridge and Nigel Amos the other day confirming that Regia don't like these swords at all and theres a good chance they won't let people on the field with them.
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

I have it from Regia's authenticity officer that none of these blade types have been presented. Comment is that they do not look accurate. However, the older style with the proper single fuller is deemed to be "passable". Cannot speak for the NFPS (vikings) There were at least 3 at York a...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Nice looking blades them :)
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

Its a triple fuller as follows: For some reason the page doesnt print this properly but imagine the gap in the middle is about 3x wider than the gaps at either edge: TOP | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | BOTTOM Looks horrible but has been passed by both Regia and Vike authenticity officers as my mate ...
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

There is nothing wrong whatsoever with glossy paint finishes, seriously. Waterproof paints were primarily oil and resin based, commonly known as varnish bases, the gloss was in fact prized. Lets just say when I did it with gloss it looked like my skirting board and utterly pants since at the moment...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 3862

Bout time they made a film about 1066, only of the most important battles fought on Englisc soil, lots of action, fascinating story, big lead characters shall we make a film about it...... no, lets make another boring period costume drama. :roll: Lets be honest with The Vikings and Regia they don't ...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

Ok 99% of the shield guide is finished now which can be downloaded from here . Chris for my next shield i could well be in touch as im going for a fany twisty metal design leading out from the handle so ill keep you in mind! I did all the learning bits on my own shield and as a result the other 3 i ...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

Thanks for all the replies everyone! To update on where im at now, ive been trying a few different materials for coverage and found that pretty much anything works once its painted. Linen was the most expensive option so I discarded this and on 3 different shields ive used Calico, thin curtain mater...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

Making a Round Shield

Happy New year folks its kit making time again! This time im on the mad rush to get 4 round shields made in time for york. The 9mm ply is cut out with the boss hole cut. I have the bosses and the rivets ready to go. The bit im working out at the mo is what to cover the shield with and do I cover it ...
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to wear a Viking sword
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

I wear the scabbard attached to an over the shoulder belt and then put my waist belt around the outside of that to pin it to my side.

My wife tried the rig out and it works a treat on her curves :D

A dual belt system is the most comfortable and accomodating of all the ones ive tried so far!
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Scramseaxes
Replies: 3
Views: 915

RESULT! The lovely chap that was selling me a scram is back! Seems my email isn't working properly at the moment. Still lovely chap aside, there doesn't appear to be much in the way of saexes out there, paticularly for the newbie re-enactor who can't afford the nice stuff. Was very noticeable at the...
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Scramseaxes
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Scramseaxes

Do these actually exist that look decent and at a reasonable price? All i want is a lump of metal with an antler handle on it, surely asking for that under £50 isn't too much? Ive found the really nice ones for £100+ (and i mean REALLY nice) Ive found reasonable looking ones for £25 but with £10 p&a...
by Dishonoured Knight
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Suberb info all round! Ive cut a test strip off the leather and found that once i start to move it around a bit it softens up considerably. Since ive never done any leatherwork before I plan on shaping sewing up and fitting this top section which should help me get an idea for what to expect on the ...
by Dishonoured Knight
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Great advice thanks peeps! Ive managed to beg steal and borrow some bits and peices to make the thing. I think its going to be a bit of trial and error and then if theres lots of error ill go buy one :lol: I never considered doing a smaller test peice, great advice ill give that a go first and see h...
by Dishonoured Knight
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Leather Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Making a Leather Scabbard

Lo everyone. During my visit to the dual re-enactors fayres last weekend i managed to temporarily lose the plot and decide i was quite cabable of making a leather scabbard or two for my vike swords. Ive got the leather, got the thread and not got the foggiest how to go about it...... :oops: Anyone h...
by Dishonoured Knight
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 6725

If you use a room in your house you can actually charge a % of the bills to the business. For example if you have a house with 8 rooms and you use 1 for your trade you charge the business 1/8th of your heating, lighting and mortgage. Providing the figures aren't too hefty this won't affect the resid...
by Dishonoured Knight
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hastings 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Hastings 2006

Just thought id drop a link to my photos from Hastings 2006. Big thanks to the poor Cnights of St.Chad who managed to get me enough kit together on the Saturday night so i could go back on the Sunday and take part (totally unplanned and unexpected!) Flickr Photos For your first ever re-enactment bat...

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