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by RyanA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Selling - All my Viking gear - Leicester UK EBAY
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Selling - All my Viking gear - Leicester UK EBAY

Getting out of the hobby now as I never really got into it. Selling all of my stuff through ebay as best offer. Riveted Chainmail, About 42" Chest - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=182423937565#ht_500wt_1414 2 Toggle Boots Size 12 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...
by RyanA
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

Saint of smelly hermaphrodites
by RyanA
Sat May 30, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

from the explosive Diarrhea
by RyanA
Wed May 06, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Wulfund company in Czechoslovakia
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Wulfund company in Czechoslovakia

I bought a belt from them, it's pretty good, but they used snap rivets so my group recommended I sort it out
by RyanA
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Anglo-Saxon remedy better than modern day antibiotics.
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Anglo-Saxon remedy better than modern day antibiotics.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/revolting-recipe-from-the-dark-ages-may-be-key-to-defeat-mrsa/ar-AAadSyD?ocid=mailsignoutmd Just spotted this on MSN and it really interested me! Great stuff. In a summary though, they found an Anglo-Saxon medicine made of wine, garlic, and bile from a cow's stom...
by RyanA
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

in the old testament
by RyanA
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

rock of Elvis Presley
by RyanA
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

boar, sometimes a bore
by RyanA
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

to unquestionable nature calls
by RyanA
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

by fields of turnips
by RyanA
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Festival July 4 + 5 2015 Godmanchester.
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: Viking Festival July 4 + 5 2015 Godmanchester.

Seems cool. You getting many groups in?
by RyanA
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HNEFATAFL
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: HNEFATAFL

What is a hnefatafal?
by RyanA
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Polyester Cloak...for vikings.
Replies: 12
Views: 2472

Re: Polyester Cloak...for vikings.

Medicus Matt wrote:Apart from the obvious point (yes, you can tell the difference), you'd be a colossal fire hazard.


At least you'd go out in a blaze of glory. Hahahahahaha....why's no one else laughing? :|

Thanks guys, will go for a wool cloak after all.
by RyanA
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Polyester Cloak...for vikings.
Replies: 12
Views: 2472

Polyester Cloak...for vikings.

It goes without saying that polyester is evil incarnate for authenticity, but....can you tell the difference between this and linen in appearance and feel?
What are your opinions on this?

Get wool or get lost?

Let the discussion begin! :rock:
by RyanA
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?

Aye all sorted. Popping down to see you guys in action this Wednesday!
by RyanA
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: National Living History Fayre, Oct 25th & 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: National Living History Fayre, Oct 25th & 26th

Can I cook real food on that real question?
by RyanA
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: National Living History Fayre, Oct 25th & 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: National Living History Fayre, Oct 25th & 26th

Is this a big event?
by RyanA
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Viking Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Making a Viking Shield

Gotcha. Would 50" be long enough, do you think?
by RyanA
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Viking Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Making a Viking Shield

Ah well, guess I'l just do that! Would you say 1" wide for the strap, a bit more, or a bit less?
by RyanA
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Viking Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Making a Viking Shield

What are these things, holding the D rings for the shoulder strap in place called? http://www.viking-shield.com/content/images/thumbs/0001383_jarl_viking_shield.jpeg I want to do a shoulder strap, and I know I could just put a square washer on top of the leather strap and rivet it in, but I do kind ...
by RyanA
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?

Still not had a reply from VME :<
by RyanA
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)

After sanding it down, you can't see the join at the side, just looks like the surface of plywood all the way around.
by RyanA
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Viking Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Making a Viking Shield

Ahh, nifty, will give that a try! Will regular elastic straps do or what about those ones with the clicky metal thing? I have to say, I'm really surprised about this shield. When it was just the 6mm plywood, it was a bit bendy and I wasn't so sure it'd be strong enough, but after checking it this mo...
by RyanA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)

I've made like a button toggle out of some spare plywood I had, rounded it out so it looks nice, just wondering how I can attach it to the cloth and sew the hole though! Do I need to drill holes in the toggle and thread it through?
by RyanA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Viking Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Making a Viking Shield

Progress on the shield today. Ended up on Hurstwic Viking Shields and decided on a 6mm shield, going for a 26" round though, so a bit smaller than the smallest found, thickness still authentic. Cut out the shield and made a handle by sticking 2 bits of 6mm ply together, then cut into a handle s...
by RyanA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)

Cheers Neil! What about the button toggle though?
by RyanA
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 31951

Re: Fabric Suppliers

Stuart's Fabrics @ Leicester City Market is quite good. Got a lot of stuff and is popular with Leicester reenactors. No website though!
by RyanA
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Making a linen belt bag! (or trying to, help!)

I've recently been making a Viking round shield and have quite a lot of leftover linen in sizable chunks from the shield facing, and I got to thinking what I could make out of it. After folding it up, I thought 'hey, I could make a bag out of this if I stitch the sides in! But I haven't stitched any...
by RyanA
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?

Looking for Viking/Saxon groups in Leicester or the immediate surroundings. So far I know of Vikings of Middle England, still waiting on reply, and have been told about The Vikings website with group search, but still waiting on a reply from them too about groups near Leicester. So, just wondering i...
by RyanA
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8410
Views: 500321

Re: 4 Word Story

with creamy jam scones

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