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by Tetardd
Wed May 03, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval Chest
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Medieval Chest

Hello, I need to get myself a medieval chest/box for my authentic tent. I have 2 options: a) Make it myself. Can anybody recommend suppliers of cut to size wood in the UK that would be able to provide the boards needed? I tried googling but the results are not impressive. b) Have it made by a talent...
by Tetardd
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Analysis of an historical gambison and reconstruction
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Analysis of an historical gambison and reconstruction

This should interest a few people now that's it's translated in English:

https://www.citedantan.org/site/index.p ... 8-gambison
by Tetardd
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Hunting a Great Helm
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Hunting a Great Helm

I got one for mid-13th century, customised from Kovex Ars and I love it. Highly recommended.
by Tetardd
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Painting helmets
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Painting helmets

Hello,

I have a spare helmet that I'd like to paint with my coat of arms, just as an experiment. Does anybody recommend a paint that is matt, suitable for metal and that does not chip too badly when hit by a sword?

Thanks.
David.
by Tetardd
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Reenactment Group - Legal Status
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Reenactment Group - Legal Status

Hello, At Dawn of Chivalry, we are currently an unincorporated entity. This means that the members could be held responsible for any legal case brought against us and not covered by our insurance. I believe a few years back, the unincorporated status brought a rugby club to its knees, with the "...
by Tetardd
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Dawn of Chivalry Events - 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Dawn of Chivalry Events - 2017

Sorry but as you can see, these are not our events, we are hired by English Heritage and they are in charge of deciding who comes. They usually have no traders in shows taking place on their properties as they have their own shops.
by Tetardd
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Dawn of Chivalry Events - 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Dawn of Chivalry Events - 2017

Hello, Dawn of Chivalry (13th century knights tournament) already has 4 shows booked for English Heritage in 2017. Please, come and see us if you're nearby and available and give us feedback on our shows, we are always looking to get better. The shows are: 22, 23 April - Warkworth castle (St George'...
by Tetardd
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Weapon Stand for Show and Tell
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Weapon Stand for Show and Tell

My re-enactment group, like many use weapon stands for your display of weapons. Unfortunately, most (all?) of the designs are made up by ourselves and not necessarily historically authentic. Does anybody know of any medieval illustration in manuscripts that shows weapon stands, ideally 11th-14th cen...
by Tetardd
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wash dirty clothes - Modern detergent
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Wash dirty clothes - Modern detergent

Thanks Neil.
by Tetardd
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wash dirty clothes - Modern detergent
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Wash dirty clothes - Modern detergent

Hello, I have a lot of soft kit (13th century), wool and linen that is heavily stained with WD40 and sweat. I cannot shift the grime using Woolite detergent. Can anybody recommend a good modern detergent that will not chew up the fabric (i.e. not biological to start with) but that is good to clean p...
by Tetardd
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for re-enactment groups (NE England)
Replies: 5
Views: 665

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

We already spoke by e-mail about Dawn of Chivalry, 13th century.
by Tetardd
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Supplier of Morgan Bible Falchion
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Supplier of Morgan Bible Falchion

Does anybody know of a place where I could buy a two-handed falchion similar to the one below from the Morgan Bible.
It must be suitable for re-enactment.

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by Tetardd
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Heraldic shield display at tournaments - 13th century
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Heraldic shield display at tournaments - 13th century

Based on these types of drawing that do not look 13th century to me but that may still be medieval, I need to check further:

http://www.medievalchronicles.com/medie ... urnaments/

As can be seen, lots of shield shapes items hanging up.
by Tetardd
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Heraldic shield display at tournaments - 13th century
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Heraldic shield display at tournaments - 13th century

If you were a knight going to a tournament in the 13th century, you'd probably have wooden shields representing your coat of arms that you'd want to hang somewhere to advertise your attendance. Was there any rule/practice regarding the display of these heraldic items around the tournament area? Wher...
by Tetardd
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Medieval Event - Cheshire (13th - 14th August 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Medieval Event - Cheshire (13th - 14th August 2016)

Where exactly is it in Cheshire?

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