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by Errent Knight
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 4717

Re: Writing on armour

there is the teutonic grandmaster's shield with this from cca 1320's http://klinstejn.cz/1320.jpg
by Errent Knight
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 4717

Re: Writing on armour

I suspect the motivation is the 13th century founders statues from Naumburg Cathedral. http://www.geschichte-untermain.de/bild ... ar_dom.jpg
by Errent Knight
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 4717

Re: Writing on armour

I asked elsewhere and these were a couple of replies.

And there's this 14th c. example of text in the Manesse, CPg 848, fo.26r: http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848/0047
by Errent Knight
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 4717

Re: Writing on armour

Thanks, Brother. I thought it seemed a bit dubious.
by Errent Knight
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Writing on armour
Replies: 24
Views: 4717

Re: Writing on armour

Sorry to jump in here. Not exactly the same but I have a similar question about bible quotes in Latin around the edges of 13th and 14th century shields. I've seen reenactors do it, but does anyone have sources for it?
by Errent Knight
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid 14th Century Surcoat
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Re: Mid 14th Century Surcoat

Thanks for all of the input, Brother Ranulf, that's most informative. It was on an American facebook page that I originally heard the term. I think it may have been Cyclas, but I'd never come accross the term before.
by Errent Knight
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 44688

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

New crest for my great helm.
by Errent Knight
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid 14th Century Surcoat
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Mid 14th Century Surcoat

What is the correct name for the "mullet" type surcoat that crops up in the mid 14th? The one that's thigh length in the front, but longer in the back? I heard it referred to by a specific name once, but can't for the life of me remember what it was!
by Errent Knight
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Poleaxe Tail Spike
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: Poleaxe Tail Spike

Plus one for Josef Dawes at White Well.
by Errent Knight
Thu May 07, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: New Re-enactor looking for a society to join nr Leeds
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Re: New Re-enactor looking for a society to join nr Leeds

Swords of Mercia are based around Sheffield and North Derbyshire. We have twice weekly training sessions which you can attend if combat is your thing. We have members as far afield as Cheshire and Glaucestershire.

You can find us on Facebook.
by Errent Knight
Thu May 07, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking a Medieval Reenactment group - Derby/Nottingham
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Seeking a Medieval Reenactment group - Derby/Nottingham

Swords of Mercia train on Sunday afternoons in Barlborough, Derbyshire. We're a 14th Century group, and always welcome new members.

You can find us on Facebook.
by Errent Knight
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attatchment Chains
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Attatchment Chains

Has anyone out there added attachment chains to their kits and tried to fight in them? If so how did you get on with them and what type of chain/attachments did you use? The ones I'm talking about are found on Mid 14th C effigies like the ones below and they attach the weapons and great helm to the ...
by Errent Knight
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early 14th century arms
Replies: 5
Views: 3647

Re: Early 14th century arms

Lovely armour, I can't wait to see the rest :)
by Errent Knight
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Exiles Study Group in Sheffield and Barlborough, Derbyshire
Replies: 1
Views: 1665

Exiles Study Group in Sheffield and Barlborough, Derbyshire

Hello, I'd like to let people know that the Exiles now have a study group that trains in Sheffield, on Tuesday evenings at 8pm and in Barlborough, on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Where we practice the Historical European Martial Art of Fiore dei Liberi. Which covers, among other things, the use of dagg...
by Errent Knight
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Puffed sleeve "gambeson" for archer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: Puffed sleeve "gambeson" for archer?

Another vote for Spes medieval market. I had a good look at the gambesons and doublets they had at the NLHF in November. Very nice work, at a reasonable price, plus they do custom work. They were dead friendly too :) As far as I know they will be back at the NLHF in March.
by Errent Knight
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for Medieval Combat Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Looking for Medieval Combat Training

You could try the KDF, which is a HEMA group that studies German longsword. They have a chapter in Nottingham.
by Errent Knight
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th Century nuns ... I have no idea.
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Early 14th Century nuns ... I have no idea.

Hi Graham,

one of our members has been portraying an early 14th C nun for years now. I'm sure if you asked her she'd help out with any questions you had. Here is the address of her blog.

http://stitchesoftime.wordpress.com/
by Errent Knight
Mon May 20, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 10
Views: 3525

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

Ah right. Sorry, I think we all assumed you were new to this game, our bad :$ Well, if you're after one quicker than they can make you one, keep an eye on the buy and sell section on here. When I broke my LA sword I got a replacement from there that was like new, even though it was one of Roger's ol...
by Errent Knight
Mon May 20, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 10
Views: 3525

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

I agree with the guys above. I wouldn't worry so much about the weight, it's the price that concerns me. They're too cheap. We as a group have traditionally used L.A. swords. The first arming sword I bought, I got eight years out of it. And yes, that was "full contact" by Paul's definition...
by Errent Knight
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7757

Re: The Swords Of Mercia Society

Thanks, glad you like it :D
by Errent Knight
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7757

Re: The Swords Of Mercia Society

We've finally got around to setting up a website. Check it out at http://www.swordsofmercia.co.uk
by Errent Knight
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: how low are braies ?

We're early to mid 14th and generally the tunic is about knee length, with the hose going up to mid thigh, being tied at the waist to the braies. The only time we show our "underpants" usually is when one of us is flat on our backs after fighting! Somehow you always end up legs akimbo, or ...
by Errent Knight
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles

Not based on one thing, no. There was a little bit of artistic license taken. I got the general idea from various effigies on these sites. http://www.themcs.org/armour/14th%20century%20armour.htm http://effigiesandbrasses.com The actual attatchment came about through a combination of what I could ma...
by Errent Knight
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles

I've just replaced the wire and leather on mine. I used brass wire that I twisted together with a hand drill. It's worked quite well.
by Errent Knight
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 4913

Re: Looking for reenactment group

Hi, we're a fairly small, early to mid 14th century group. We are looking to recruit new members if you fancied something a bit later than the Crusades. We're based around Bolsover, with members spread out through Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
by Errent Knight
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 44688

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

Thanks, Mythos. From all the crest images I've seen, the general rule does seem to have been the bigger the better. But you're right about it's practicality, I just wear it for the walk out and switch to a simpler helm for the actual combat.
by Errent Knight
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour
Replies: 21
Views: 4038

Re: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour

I may have misconstrued Kyle's post but I took it to mean that the manner in which the cloak/mantle was held in place was "usual" as opposed to the unusual/fantastical idea of hooks on armour. Rather than describing the garment itself.
by Errent Knight
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour
Replies: 21
Views: 4038

Re: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour

I can't see any hooks on the armour, but he is definately wearing a cloak. Looks like a death trap to me though :$ Weikhard Frosch, 1375. Frankfurt, Germany..jpg Not sure if this one is actually wearing armour. Despite the sword and shield, he seems to be in civvies. Gottfried von Cappenberg Effigy ...
by Errent Knight
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 44688

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

Here's a couple from Germany.

Rudolf von Sachsenhausen, 1370.
Rudolf von Sachsenhausen, 1370. Frankfurt, Germany..jpg
Albrecht II,1350
Albrecht II, 1350. Germany..jpg

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