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by Andy92
Mon May 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: For sale: Riveted coif
Replies: 0
Views: 442

For sale: Riveted coif

Round riveted, round wire coif for sale. Only been used on a couple of occasions so still in nearly new condition.

I'm looking for around £70 + p&p but open to negotiation.

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by Andy92
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Saxon/Viking stuff.
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Saxon/Viking stuff.

Think your inbox might be full. Sent a PM earlier but stuck in outbox.
by Andy92
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for re-enactment groups (NE England)
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Looking for re-enactment groups (NE England)

We're in Durham and cover the Viking era from 792-1066(ish!)

https://www.facebook.com/dunholm/
by Andy92
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5362

Re: Medieval Reenactment near Durham

That is just typical. I live in Peterlee and only just now discovered the reenactment at sedgefield. 1 day too late :doh: If I had known I would have loved to have a look along. I am new to this blogging caper but if there is any way of lettimng me know of other events in the durham area I would ap...
by Andy92
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Stone-Iron Age
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: Stone-Iron Age

Thanks Sally. That's just the kind of thing I was after :)
by Andy92
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Stone-Iron Age
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Stone-Iron Age

Hi all, I have to do a presentation on Britain from the stone age to the iron age as part of my PGCE course. It's not the period I re-enact or one I've taken much interest in before now so I don't know much about it. If anyone has any ideas for activities children (6-11 year olds) could do relating ...
by Andy92
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mail ring supplier
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Mail ring supplier

Does anyone know of anyone selling solid, round section rings for early medieval mail (i.e. like butted rings but welded shut)?
by Andy92
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Highwayman Rapier
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Highwayman Rapier

Thanks, Dux Rostrius. I've sent a pm over.

Phil: It's a fantasy book for children. Just this once I'm not too fussed about the historical accuracy. Please don't kill me :P
by Andy92
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Highwayman Rapier
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Highwayman Rapier

Bit of a random question but does anyone have a rapier suitable for a highwayman that they could take a photo of and send to me? I'm currently trying to publish my late brother's second book and could do with one for the cover. Credit would, of course, be given and all proceeds are donated to the bu...
by Andy92
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Saxon mail

Don't really have much time to trawl through the internet at the moment. I'll talk to my group leader anyway and see what she says but I'll go without dags for now. Can always add them later if I decide :)

Thanks guys, all very helpful.
by Andy92
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Saxon mail

What I meant is, the only decent analysis I've found is that page, which says it's accurate. So any more recent work contradicting that would be useful.
by Andy92
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Saxon mail

That's where I started, Matt, but the information is so out of date now (given that the addendum was added in '98 :D), it didn't seem reliable. Incidentally, the page you linked makes reference to dagged shirts :roll:

If you have any sources refuting the dagged mail idea, I'd appreciate them :)
by Andy92
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Saxon mail

Thanks, Neil, that's great. I'll probably go for all flattened and mixed then. That was one of the cheaper options anyway and the lighter coat would be nice. I was thinking of adding dags already as I haven't seen anything similar in the Vike but had heard it was authentic so thanks for seconding th...
by Andy92
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Saxon mail

I'm looking at adding a mail shirt to my Anglo-Saxon kit (aiming for around 9th c. but very general). After trawling through what feels like every page on the web, I still don't have a definitive answer on construction. I have it narrowed down to three possibilities: 1. All riveted, round section ri...
by Andy92
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Choice - Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 5938

Re: Fabric Choice - Help!

I've used these guys on ebay before: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hussainfabrics. Their linen's about £7 a metre IIRC. Not bad but quite flimsy.

Or you could try herts fabrics. £6.95 but P&P is a killer.
by Andy92
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool sellers in durham or N/E?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Wool sellers in durham or N/E?

Not looked into buying wool from him but I know Bernie the Bolt does good prices for linen so hopefully his wool won't be too expensive. Herts fabric is a decent price and I've seen it mentioned a few times. Not tried them myself though so can't comment on quality.
by Andy92
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newcomer looking for society in Nottingham
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: Newcomer looking for society in Nottingham

If you're a student in Nottingham, I think Crusade has a group tied to the uni there. Look for ForTheMarshal on here and he might be able to tell you more.
by Andy92
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

I'd definitely be interested in you. We could use people with some experience and archery is always a plus. I'll let you know if we get going.
by Andy92
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

That's worth knowing and, if you could put me in touch, I'd appreciate it.

However, assuming their combat will be in the usual SCA style (i.e. rattan weapons etc) I'd prefer to have something more accurate as I'd like to take part in reenactment events.

Thanks for letting me know though.
by Andy92
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

I'm at university in Durham and hoping to set up a group next year. I have a few groups who have offered to help me get started but none are 14th century (what I also want to do). There is one group I'm hoping to speak to over the weekend and see if they could help. If we do get one going, I'll let ...
by Andy92
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

Re: Armourial Knights

dont start, dont starting me :D i thought Bram based fairfax on your abbey ???? btw is the drac museum still going ? :D lmao As far as I know, he got some inspiration from it and maybe stole some names from the churchyard next door. If people want to visit the place it's based on, fine. I just wish...
by Andy92
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

Re: Armourial Knights

Brian la Zouche wrote:ah how are you lot gonna cope with draculas old haunt


DO NOT START! If I have one more person ask if it's Dracula's castle or where he's buried, I will throw things :P
by Andy92
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 4906

Re: Armourial Knights

You're at Whitby Abbey on August bank holiday aren't you? I'm working there then and been looking for something 14th century so might grab you at the end :)
by Andy92
Tue May 15, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5362

Re: Medieval Reenactment near Durham

Thanks for all the suggestions. Once exams are out of the way, I'm going to talk to the student's union about setting up a society, hopefully with Crusade. Failing that, I'll try to make it along to DoC during the holidays and whenever else I have chance.

Thanks again.
by Andy92
Thu May 03, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5362

Re: Medieval Reenactment near Durham

I definitely like the look of what you do but it's still a little far for me during term-time when I don't have access to a car. On the other hand, I'm only in Stockton during the holidays so I might come along then. I recently inherited a lot of reenactment equipment from my brother so I'm eager to...
by Andy92
Wed May 02, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5362

Medieval Reenactment near Durham

Hi,

Does anyone know of any medieval reenactment groups near Durham? I'm at uni here so I'm looking for any in the area. It's either that or set one up here myself :)

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