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by ChaseAED
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Help-my sword needs a name!
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Help-my sword needs a name!

Egesa - That which inspires fear. Onþraung - Fear and awe. Déaþlíeg - Deadly flame. Heoruscearp - Very sharp. Norþanbrand -Flame of the North* Hwítgada - Glistening companion* Here's some ideas ripped from the dictionary. Obviously it would be best to choose something that reflects a feature of your...
by ChaseAED
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 19094

Re: Insurance

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. We do small scale, early Middle-Ages event contributions, with sharp weapons on display but not wielded. We have no more than 8 events planned per year, and around 10 people involved. Activities include trying on armour, and Old-English...
by ChaseAED
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: History Blogs?

Saxons, Vikings, Vendel-Culture and a bit of Norman; http://thethegns.blogspot.com
by ChaseAED
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 5031

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

By the way, what is the proper way to pronounce Seax (If there is a proper way)? Seax (pronounced 'Say Axe' or 'Sea Axe'..depending on regional accent) in Old English and 'Sax' in Old Norse....so it'd depends on whether your Englisc or Scando-Tramp. :wink: Props for noting the regional variation; m...
by ChaseAED
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Saxon and Vendel; The Thegns New-Year Photoshoot
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Saxon and Vendel; The Thegns New-Year Photoshoot

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! Yesterday we headed to the ancient landscape of Brocton Coppice in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, for a photoshoot and dress-rehearsal in preparation for the coming year's events. Lugging all the kit to the top of the Bronze Age barrow was tough work, and we got prett...
by ChaseAED
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 5031

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

Here's my dad's particularly vicious looking replica of the Seax of Beagnoth / Thames Scramseax next to a sword of the same period. Just a couple of things. 1. It's not a scramseax...or at least it's probably not (because nobody knows what Gregory of Tours was referring to when he used the term) 2....
by ChaseAED
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 5031

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

If you really want to be a viking and use an edged weapon two-handedly, you could try a sword-length longseax. The tangs of many such finds are sufficiently long to indicate their handles could accommodate two hands, and theyre very versatile and comfortable to use this way. http://i43.tinypic.com/2...
by ChaseAED
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 6359

Re: Wearing and Care of Chainmail

The B and Q silicone based spray sounds a very good idea though - Chase AED, what was the name of the product you used and how much does it cost, if you don't mind me asking? PR This is the stuff . 3 in 1 Oil Pro Silicone Spray. £5.98 a can. The "quick drying" claim is a bit of a lie; it ...
by ChaseAED
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 6359

Re: Wearing and Care of Chainmail

For de-oiling the mail I reccomend an organic solvent; much easier than trying to clean off a hydrophobic substance using water. In any case, letting water near mail at-all is, for me, a bit courageous. If you use an organic solvent that's particularly volatile it'll evaporate quickly and leave you ...
by ChaseAED
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Thegns (of Mercia) 449-1100 AD
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: The Thegns (of Mercia) 449-1200 AD

Cheers for your support, and interesting point. I'd certainly agree the the bulk of these periods do overlap. However, what and what isn't medieval can be pretty contentious. This awkwardness, I'm afraid, comes from the fact that the term "Early Medieval" is, for us, a little too broad, an...
by ChaseAED
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon shield
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: saxon shield

The OE for "shield" is " scield "; so the word goes back a long way. The word " Bohscield " implies use of a curved wrap-around or lenticular design (still circular) but remeniscent of the Roman scutum, examples of which can be seen on the Bayeux Tapestry. The word &quo...
by ChaseAED
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon shield
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: saxon shield

-------sorry, double-post-----
by ChaseAED
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 12047

Re: Recommended Reading

Im not sure if this is what you're after, but I've just done a couple of articles on Middle-Ages costume that I think may be helpful to people. They're fairly comprehensive, evidenced, contain the Old-English of many components, and have afew helpful tips for re-enactors in there too. http://thetheg...
by ChaseAED
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: anglo-saxon songs sung
Replies: 3
Views: 2244

Re: anglo-saxon songs sung

Peter Horn; the creator of the above CD, is a friend, and one of the foremost experts on the Saxon hearpe. He has concluded that the 6 stringed harp would be tuned to a minor pentatonic scale that allows strumming and short melodies to accompany poetry and storytelling. Bone whistles from this perio...
by ChaseAED
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 9319

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Very nice work. Having watched my dad make a full authentic sheath for his new Staffs Hoard sword I know just how much time and hard work is required to complete a project like this. Your leather embossing is magnificent too.
by ChaseAED
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork

Thanks for the positive replies. In comparison to many of my dads vendel and Saxon era helms this one is actually quite lightweight probably due to the framework construction. That being said, all the weight, in truth, is in the mail curtain. I'm doing a more thorough report (in short installments) ...
by ChaseAED
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New Resource on the Middle Ages
Replies: 0
Views: 1364

New Resource on the Middle Ages

We are trying to compile an encyclopaedia of basic knowledge and fresh research (particularly through reconstructive archaeology) on aspects of the Middle Ages. This is very new, and there's plenty of content to be added, but were hoping this will be a useful resource for reenactors, living history ...
by ChaseAED
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Thegns (of Mercia) 449-1100 AD
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

The Thegns (of Mercia) 449-1100 AD

(living history; encampment based, not reenactment) We, the Thegns, are a Midlands-based organisation dedicated to celebrating and raising public awareness of English history from the Migration period through to the high Medieval age, and exploration of these periods through primary research and re-...
by ChaseAED
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork

Wes þu hal ! I've just finished my first ever attempt at metalwork, a slightly ambitious crack at making what was to hopefully be an at-least collector-grade interpretation of a Vendel Era helm mostly based upon the Valsgarde 6. It's taken me a month and a half to complete, starting with little more...
by ChaseAED
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

We met the Westernbedarf Halang people at one of the Living History Fairs, and bought a tent there and then; a ridgepole "market-style" saxon geteld as pictured on the ebay link. Not had a chance to use it an event yet, but we've practised putting it up, and it's excellent, pretty easy to ...

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