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by guthrie
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet - linen or wool?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Doublet - linen or wool?

It will be. HOw accurate you want to be then affects exactly how nerdy you can get about the wool you use compared to your status.
Put it this way, I've never heard of any evidence for most doublets not being made of wool. (Unless you are rich enough to afford the alternatives of coruse)
by guthrie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: March TORM
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: March TORM

I had stuff collected by a friend. It's that expensive to get to from the frozen northlands that I'm better off spending the money on things from traders and asking someone else to pick them up or get them posted.
by guthrie
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bill drill commands.
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Bill drill commands.

A lot of this sort of thing was copied from 17th century civil war stuff, so the ultimate origin may lie with the sealed knot etc. Exactly what they base their commands on I don't know, but I think there are manuals from the period.
by guthrie
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Desperately looking for the 12th century
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Desperately looking for the 12th century

Welcome to the forum. It's a bit quiet these days due to the growth of facebook and suchlike, but I recalled Tanya here: https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/tag/c12th/ is rather into the 12th century. I'm afraid lots of people are too focused on fighting, but there are a reasonable number of living...
by guthrie
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

I guess Lulu would be an option. I'd need to look into it. It's only a bit over 15k words.
by guthrie
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Weapon Stand for Show and Tell
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Weapon Stand for Show and Tell

Not so far. I've had a look myself, there are a lot more images available now online, but nothing that I can see.
by guthrie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

Hi, thanks for your interest, I'm glad to know my fame is spreading. I shall email you on the email you have in your signature.
by guthrie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: My son wants to become a reenactor!
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: My son wants to become a reenactor!

Or you could post directly yourself in the "Societies" sub section. There you can see people asking about groups in their area, and some groups advertising themselves.
by guthrie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: My son wants to become a reenactor!
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: My son wants to become a reenactor!

Welcome to the forum. I'm going to move your post tommorrow if I remember, because this isn't the right place for it. Re-enactment is an anarchic setup, so precisely what your son can do and attend depends on the group he wants to join. For instance, there are societies of groups which will permit 1...
by guthrie
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

I emailed him a couple of weeks ago, not heard anything back. Had heard earlier from him. Is he still talking to you?
by guthrie
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Big reenactment events in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Big reenactment events in UK

Unfortunately, due to lack of money and inability to organise, there haven't been any big events of the Scottish wars of independence for several years, and I've not heard of any in 2017 either.
by guthrie
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Posh gowns
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Posh gowns

medievalmark wrote:Jackie

I can't see a facebook page, but a quick search found her website:
http://www.cloakedanddaggered.com/
by guthrie
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

I am interested in knowing how the casting run went.
by guthrie
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Iron Age Groups in the North?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Iron Age Groups in the North?

Not that I have heard of. You mean pre-Roman?
by guthrie
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)

Tricky. I haven't bought much myself of that sort of thing, but basically a good shiny brooch is a start, there are various sellers out there, but ultimately you're probably best checking source material like the Museum of London dress accessories book first just to make sure. Then there are rings f...
by guthrie
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Clash of Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Clash of Kings

Well if you need to people your royal court you know where to go.
by guthrie
Sun May 22, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Clash of Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Clash of Kings

The advert came up on stalkerbook, took me a second to go, I know that man.
by guthrie
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

Yes, the secret is the patterns. There are quite a few bronze foundries in the UK, more than you might think, but if you could go to them with the actual patterns it would be a lot easier.
by guthrie
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

I'm sure I heard at torm a couple of years ago that they had retired.

I would like to know more about Eastern European castings, but haven't seen any traders bringing anything over with them.
by guthrie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance

I get the impression from brother Ranulph's link that the 1360's tunics are shorter and fit better to the body, which is the direction clothing was going in then, for men at least.
by guthrie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance

Here's some posh people being fed by others: http://www.bl.uk/turning-the-pages/?id=a0f935d0-a678-11db-83e4-0050c2490048&type=book IIRC from the rest, there's a lot of nicely dyed and lined tunics and supertunics. So you want colourful. And hoods still seem to be popular. I think, from other thi...
by guthrie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 1360 Knight Apparel, Help / Guidance

Welcome to the forum and all that. I was thinking, isn't the Luttrell psalter, from around 1330's, perhaps more your golden era, as in, when you were young? So if you take the fashions shown in that, maybe throw in a bit of dagging, if it was around in 1360's, I don't know if it was, and you're good...
by guthrie
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Norman tent

Use two dowels (shinken as we samurai say...) and make sure they are snug fit, you can't have any play. Using two means you have a fail-safe method in place. I'd be using steel pins with pulls on each end if 'twer me. Basically I try and avoid any su=system that has fiddly bits that can be forgotte...
by guthrie
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Norman tent

Basically the holes for the dowels weakened the diagonally cut poles and split apart after a couple of days of use and a little wind, not even that much wind Had the join been wrapped in the rope provided? I'd be interested to know as I have been looking at these tents myself. I'm not sure. I saw s...
by guthrie
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 1367

Re: Norman tent

Being totally lazy I altered my plans to big up my tiny tent and buy a Norman tent (from Poland- almost the same cost as DIY.) It's the kind with two upright poles and a ridge pole inside, bell ends and no guy ropes, just pegs. I do plan to lift up the door flap to make a veranda (I think that shou...
by guthrie
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent Poles
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Tent Poles

Mark Griffin wrote: . Remember to cut the pole on a diagonal.... Why? or it will swivel in the wind like a rotary washing line. But don't do as a cheap east european tent manufacturer did to a tent someone else had, this summer. The poles broke, because they'd cut them on the diagonal but held them...
by guthrie
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Sword makers
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Sword makers

Mark Griffin wrote:Missing out that list are Tim Noyes at Heron, Paul McDonald and JG Elmslie

I've not heard that Paul has been making full contact type blades. He makes nice stuff but it didn't used to be fully tempered, and thus I wouldn't reccomend it for much fighting.
by guthrie
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on 14th century bags
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Advice on 14th century bags

Yes, the 2nd one down is near enough. The bottom one is horribly wrong, I've never seen a picture of a medieval one held together by thonging round the edges like that; they were supposed to be somewhat waterproof. The top one certainly looks somewhat medieval, except I don't recall seeing one that ...

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