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by Andy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon questions on fashion
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: Anglo Saxon questions on fashion

Thank you both.
Many years ago a found a forum specific to Anglo Saxon living history, never saved it to favourites, does anybody know of such a forum. All google searches I do for one come up with nothing re-enactment related.
by Andy
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon questions on fashion
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Anglo Saxon questions on fashion

Can somebody please help me to identify some of the fashion customs of the late Anglo Saxons. Some of my questions are,
what side of the body does the seax hang? Sword hang? Belt pouch hang? What style of belt pouch was the norm say 8th-9th C?
Your help is mostly appreciated.
by Andy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 9th Century Anglo Saxon Brooches
Replies: 4
Views: 3435

Re: 9th Century Anglo Saxon Brooches

What sort of items of clothing would you fasten with a brooch? I am thinking cloak, but are there other items needing fastening for the male? Could anybody also please help with any info regarding 9th Century Anglo Saxon clothing? eg belts, pouches, shoes. I am starting off in this period and really...
by Andy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 9th Century Anglo Saxon Brooches
Replies: 4
Views: 3435

9th Century Anglo Saxon Brooches

Can anyone please help, am trying to find info on what brooch would be appropriate for a male 9th C Anglo Saxon. I dont want to go with the easy choice and get a penanular, were the annular still in use?
Can somebody also tell me, were two comonly worn? If so, how?
by Andy
Sun May 03, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Landsknecht soldier clothing
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Landsknecht soldier clothing

I am beginning an interest in the landsknecht mercenaries, can anybody help me with some links/resources to the elaborate clothing? Much help needed.
by Andy
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Celtic anthropomorphic swords
Replies: 12
Views: 9335

Hi Celtic Britain,

Come over to this site http://www.kelticos.org/forum/index.php

People ARE actually friendly and helpful there.
by Andy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Good suggestion but Im in Australia :wink:
by Andy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Yeah, I have contacted the groups with interests that are just that little bit 'left of centre' The wargamming society are pretty accepting, but others are very closed off to the idea. I guess thats just the nature of re-enactment, doesnt appeal to everybody.......gee they are missing out on so much...
by Andy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

great ideas, keep them coming! :D
by Andy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Group Activities and Publicity

Ok, so I thought I'd ask for some ideas that break the boundaries and are outside of the box. I live in a veru rural part of Australia, the population of sourounding towns is ok, on avearge small towns of about 1000, to 12000 people all within about an hour drive from where we live, but our group is...
by Andy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet woven braid
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Tablet woven braid

I'm hoping someone can help me with a question about tablet woven braid. When cutting and attaching for the trim of sleeves etc, how do you stop the two end pieces from freying and coming undone? I have tried sealing the ends with glue but I did not like this idea as it made the wool braid hard at t...
by Andy
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Celtic group
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Good advice. Heres some pictures from our first weekend inclub camp. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/aldoray/lookingintothecamp3.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/aldoray/P3010323.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/aldoray/ourstandard.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums...
by Andy
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: spear fighting questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

spear fighting questions

Not sure if this is in the correct section. Any body help me out with some guidleines for learning how to safely fight with spear for re-enactment use? I have studied man weapons just not spear and have been basing some of it on quarter staff. What are the guards? Safe rules for striking? Is it allo...
by Andy
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Celtic group
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Thanks guys,

we are constantly adding new pictures to our gallery page as we progress and kit improves.

Andy
www.firedogforge.com
by Andy
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Celtic group
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

New Celtic group

Hello, We are a new group in Australia and at present are the only ones in the country portraying ancient gaul culture. We are a small group of 9 people all inexperienced in re-enactment other than myself. We have been together for only 10 weeks. Please have a look at our web site and if interested ...
by Andy
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Jactus and other dice games
Replies: 1
Views: 1903

Jactus and other dice games

Can anybody help with some rules for Jactus, and any other Roman dice games?

Help would be greatly appreciated.
Andy
by Andy
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Iron age clothing and equipment guide
Replies: 24
Views: 5556

Ok, yes, I am refering to the continental Celts in general during the period of the Gallic Wars. I believe Celtic people living in warmer climates may have worn these.
by Andy
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Iron age clothing and equipment guide
Replies: 24
Views: 5556

Could you tell me if chitons may have been worn by celtic males? I think this is possible seeing as femal celts wore the peplos, and they are very simple. What are your thoughts?
by Andy
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: gladius volo
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Hello,

I'm is Australia but make real purpose useable swords, blunted or sharp.

Check out my site at: www.firedogforge.com

There is a Gladius Hispeniensis there, my own interpretation from various sources. Can and love to do comission work tho.
by Andy
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: severed heads and rotten skulls
Replies: 0
Views: 1140

severed heads and rotten skulls

Hello,

I make fibre glass severed heads and now rotten skulls (among many other pieces)

They can be viewed here
http://www.firedogforge.com/household.htm

email me at andy@firedogforge.com for genuine interest.

Thank you
Andy
by Andy
Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: bone flutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Ok, so now I agree, it seems like a pain in the butt of a thing to do. I've just got a bit of spare time so I thought I could knock one together. I've always wanted one but maybe it'll have to wait. Sally, those pics look great, and a big thankyou to all for the info. We head interstate for the show...
by Andy
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: bone flutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

bone flutes

Hello,

just been given some deer leg bones and wanted to have a go at making them into flutes. Is this easy, I asume it is. Can anyone give me some helpful links to tell me how to do this.

Thanks
Andy
by Andy
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: sleep deprivation V's self employment
Replies: 25
Views: 3065

Hey Martin, this all sounds very similar! 2 minutes in the workshop inevitably turns into an hour or so for me. My dilema is that there just simply arent enough hours in a day to get my work done. I am working as a primary school teacher and HATE it, hopeing this can be something to financially supp...
by Andy
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Attending first fare and wanting advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Wow! Thank you all for your marvellous feedback. This is most appreciated. Will let you all know how it goes in a few weeks or so.
by Andy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Attending first fare and wanting advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Thankyou for the information. You have given me some ideas that I will put into action.

Andy
by Andy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Attending first fare and wanting advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Attending first fare and wanting advice

Hello, I am writing this post in the hope that some experienced traders may be able to give me some valuable advice. Earlier this year I started a small business to provide hand made enactment supplies to re-enactors. I am an artisan who blacksmiths, leather works, and wood works. my site is here: h...
by Andy
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Blades

Hello, Thought I'd post some pics of some newly finished blades. The first is a viking seax with a carved handle featuring the tree and eagle from the Sigurd Saga. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/aldoray/romanknives011.jpg This blade is a celtic/roman folding knife with a bone handle. http:/...
by Andy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Seax, Celtic/Roman Knives
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Thanks for the feedback. As said, the info is on my web site at: http://www.firedogforge.com Swords are made from CK1055, this is a tool steel used for making chainsaw blades. A very durable steel. Blade edges are at 2mm thickness with end points at a diameter of 21.5mm. As these are custom pieces I...
by Andy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Seax, Celtic/Roman Knives
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Viking Seax, Celtic/Roman Knives

Hi all, My name is Andy and I am trying to start up a small online business specializing with supplying the re-enactor with items. I am in Australia and although I realise most overseas re-enactors would prefer to buy locally I am just wanting to recieve some feedback on my items. Here is a small sa...
by Andy
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reviewing Trader's Websites
Replies: 35
Views: 3424

Thank you to all who have taken the time to view our website and make detailed coments as to improvements. I realise that this is something that most people will not do. This is our first web design and my wife has spent endless hours working on it. She's been using FrontPage and the 1000 odd page m...

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