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by Jim
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 8049

Re: kovex ars falcions

As far as Kovex swords being suitable for reenactment, I would just say this... Given that weapons safety checks include just two tests - one for pointy tips, the other for burrs, it would seem to be a safety risk to allow swords onto the field that burr up after a single blow from another sword. I ...
by Jim
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 8049

Re: kovex ars falcions

I bought a Kovex sword once, and sold it on quite quickly as it was very heavy and not too well balanced. Kovex's other stuff, such as helmets, seem to be made out of very thin metal and the cap seems to be merely spot-welded to the rim at a few places around the edge. I believe they're not great qu...
by Jim
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7327

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

I think our biggest inaccuracies are our haircuts anyway.
by Jim
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19121

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

This one looks C15 rather than C14 and I know nothing of the context but here we go http://hiddentradition.abrahadabra.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/383px-medieval_women_as_warriors.jpg Hmm, that's a siege situation though and I think we're all agreed that in a siege, you'd end up fighting whether...
by Jim
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19121

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

RLD - I was thinking swords and stuff rather than jelly or baby oil, but thanks for playing :D te:The search function, he is your friend, no? In this case, only if you want a hundred pages of viscious argument! :D exakerly! I was looking for helpful fact, not vitriol. Lady J Vitriol? On Livinghisto...
by Jim
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19121

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

The search function, he is your friend, no?
by Jim
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Brigandine" question
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: "Brigandine" question

Flat plates which don't overlap....sounds suspicious. You wouldn't generally want any kind of gap between your plates - an incoming blade will potentially skim across the plate until it finds the gap and would then plunge through it into the wearer's flesh, which kinda defeats the point of armour an...
by Jim
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Inspiration needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Inspiration needed!

Strickland wrote:The food of love became the greed of our time, now we're living on the profits of crime


Messrs Butler, Ward, Iommi and Osbourne: "Hole in the Sky" from the album "Sabotage" by Black Sabbath. I presume.

Top stuff.
by Jim
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hussite Pavise
Replies: 27
Views: 7167

Re: Hussite Pavise

narvek wrote:Congratz man! Good news. If they do arrive on wendsday, I'll gladly take them for a pub crawl:)



Crawl? One pub in Tabor is plenty! The beer is dangerously good and way to cheap! :wtf:
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: rusty mail
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: rusty mail

Bung it into a bag of sand and stick the bag into a tumble dryer for a couple of hours (with the heat turned right down or off if that's possible)

It'll make a noise like an army of mad robots being beaten to death by bike chain - wielding yobs, but hey, it should grind your maille clean :D
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Alexander of Beeford wrote:
Jim wrote:IMHO they should be right up into the armpit, don't let 'em sag! They're not arm-specific, no.


Righto, Thanks :D


Pleasure.
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

You may well have a very good point there :oops: They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup: Don't worry, easy mistake to make if you've not used voiders before! :thumbup: :crazy: Are voiders arm-specific? (left/right) How baggy shou...
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cosmeston Manorial Court
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: Cosmeston Manorial Court

Awesome set of pics as always, have nabbed a few with me in, ta very much!
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Alexander of Beeford wrote:You may well have a very good point there :oops:
They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup:


Don't worry, easy mistake to make if you've not used voiders before! :thumbup: :crazy:
by Jim
Mon May 10, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

I think you've put the voiders on the wrong way around, the long section goes down the arm, the shorter section drops from the armpit across the ribs.
by Jim
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach your gussets (voiders)
Replies: 23
Views: 3303

Re: How do you attach your gussets (voiders)

My voiders are pointed onto my arming doublet in several places: in the armpit, at the top of the shoulder, and at the front and back at the top and bottom of the square piece on the body. Then I ran a leather thong all the way down the top of the arm, effectively sewing the two halves together and ...
by Jim
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7199

Just out of interest: where could one lay hands on a crossbow with a much lower draw weight, say 30 to 45 lbs or so for shooting blunts at people with? I know there used to be a guy who made them out of fiberglass, all wrapped in leather for a more eye-pleasing look. Been looking for something like...
by Jim
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: God's Company in Tabor 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Brings back good memories of the first trip a couple of years back. All being well we'll probably pop along in 2015 for the 600th anniversary of Jan Huss's martyrdom, that should be pretty amazing :O)
by Jim
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21141

Actually this dates from late 14thC. Article 4 in the description.
by Jim
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

the real lord duvet wrote:banter - I thought it was flirting


Baby you know I only have eyes for you. :wink:
by Jim
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth Burlesque
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

:lol:
by Jim
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

What Marcus said. Banter != fight.
by Jim
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: I can't believe it still butter
Replies: 4
Views: 6836

Mmmmm I wonder if they tried a bit on their toast.
by Jim
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Jim Smith wrote:Much more of this and it'll be handbags at dawn for you two...


I wouldn't wanna knock any sequins off, they're a devil to sew back on again. :lol:
by Jim
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth Burlesque
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

*Laughs* that was a fun evening, despite dancing on uneven grass in the dark in 6" heels being an almighty challenge :wink:
by Jim
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Ah but apprently being slim is more authentic for a soldier. :wink:
by Jim
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

The day I need fashion advice from you or Heeney will be the day I start supporting Rangers and attending Kirk. At least you didn't see me with a burger and a ice lolly fatboy! It was a milk chocolate Magnum actually, and I enjoyed every inauthentic minute of it as I stood right next to a 20th cent...
by Jim
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Bosworth 2009 Photographs
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

the real lord duvet wrote:
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:It was good talking to you on the Saturday. omae.
I had no idea that Italian high fashion made me look such a fat, pompous git!


its not the clothes fault :twisted: :lol:


Wait 'til you see the photos of his "Robin, the Boy Blunder" outfit, as we christened it :twisted:
by Jim
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21141

I have pictures of a hand gun with four barrels which was used as a mace once all four shots had been fired.
by Jim
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7797

I have an 8 year old Past Tents large Burgundian and it has never leaked. I get the impression the older tents are the ones to go for, as some have said their build quality went a bit downhill recently. My tent cost me £450 second hand a couple of seasons ago, complete with awning and groundsheets. ...

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