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by Adam the Archer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: For Sale: RAF uniform
Replies: 0
Views: 945

For Sale: RAF uniform

Hi all I have an RAF uniform and bits and pieces for sale. The uniform is post WW2, but has been 'clocked back' with the addition of a 4th button and changed to Kings Crown buttons. It is a good WW2 pattern as the trousers have a baggier cut in the leg, and high waisted to give the period look. It i...
by Adam the Archer
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced

£110 including postage
by Adam the Archer
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced

Hello

blade length is 93 cm - I don't know what type unfortunately

I can't seem to post pictures on here - the model pictures are on their website and it is in perfect condition
by Adam the Archer
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced

Have reduced price to £120
by Adam the Archer
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

FS: Armourclass Rapier Price Reduced

Hello

Armourclass Pappenheimer Swept Hilt Rapier (17C2 on their website) with scabbard. Only used for display, so in excellent condition. £120 (Incl P&P)

Please PM me for more information / photos

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 7460

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

Thanks Miss Costello - I did see that on their site and wondered!
by Adam the Archer
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 7460

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

Does anyone recommend Warhorse?
by Adam the Archer
Mon May 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 RAF shirt
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: WW2 RAF shirt

Thanks
I use Lewins for my 'normal' shirts so nice!
by Adam the Archer
Sun May 20, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 RAF shirt
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

WW2 RAF shirt

Hello

I am looking for RAF shirts in the blue/grey colour. Does anyone know a supplier?

Thanks

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stirrup ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Stirrup ring

You may want to try 6of1, they do things like that
by Adam the Archer
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian breeches
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Venetian breeches

Hi Lucy - thanks for your reply! I have now managed to identify the problem and re-drawn the pattern, and some of Mr Peachey's lovely wool is on the way. This time I am going to take more time and make a toile!
by Adam the Archer
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian breeches
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Venetian breeches

Hello

Can anyone guide me on some venetian breeches - I have made a pair up, but when pointed to my doublet there is a no 'give' at the back and it feels like the lacing strip is going to rip out of the doublet.

Can anyone give me some practical advice?

Thanks

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands

Hi

The Tudor Group are at Haddon Hall for a Tudor Christmas event on 10 / 11 December.
by Adam the Archer
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dutch 17th century clothing book / catalogue
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: Dutch 17th century clothing book / catalogue

Thats the one! Thanks Angie
by Adam the Archer
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dutch 17th century clothing book / catalogue
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Dutch 17th century clothing book / catalogue

Hello I have seen a book that detailed some 17th century clothing from the Netherlands. It was a hard backed book and had some lovely colour photos in it. It was in Dutch, with an English translation. It may have been a catalogue to an exhibition It had a picture of a 1630's ish doublet in red wool ...
by Adam the Archer
Sat May 28, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th / 16th century 'bows'
Replies: 2
Views: 857

15th / 16th century 'bows'

Hi all
I am struggling - I can never remember how to tie a bow for medieval points etc - whenever I try it always looks wrong!

Cheers

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 16th century facsimilie pamphlets
Replies: 16
Views: 4610

16th century facsimilie pamphlets

Hi
I am looking for some late 16th century facsimilie pamphlets / ballads etc

Does anyone know of a supplier?
by Adam the Archer
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Guy Fawkes' Hat
Replies: 7
Views: 3183

Re: Guy Fawkes' Hat

PM sent
by Adam the Archer
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: cloth buttons

Thanks Jackie - I saw the buttons on the doublet you had at the market last year and it looked really good. I will give it a go and see how I get on!

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 924

cloth buttons

Hi
I am making a doublet in some of Stuart Peachey's Russet and want to make cloth buttons. But I am really struggling! Can anyone gove me some advice?
Adam
by Adam the Archer
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Froe
Replies: 7
Views: 3318

Froe

Hi
Does anyone know how far back 'froes' go for splitting wood?

Cheers

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 14
Views: 4846

Vinegar

Hi all

Trying to follow a receipt from the late 16th / early 17th century and it suggests the use of vinegar. What would e a suitable modern substitute? I was thinking it would perhaps be more of a wine vinegar than a malt vinegar?

Help please!

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW battle in Par?
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Re: ECW battle in Par?

I was in Par earlier this year and I saw a flyer for a talk on the ECW in the area. Perhaps the speaker at that event may have some information?
by Adam the Archer
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 2560

Re: Tudor bodice question

Not an expert on ladies clothing - but can I just say congratulations just for having a go at hand sewing (hope that does not sound patronising). I tend to use Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion - it looks at surviving garments from the period, so they are high status, but it is good for learning ab...
by Adam the Archer
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 3764

Re: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

The mixture you talk of in your first post sounds like the one used by Karl Robinson
by Adam the Archer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Late Tudor Servants
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Late Tudor Servants

Dan

For general reading Alison Sim's Masters and Servants in Tudor England is a good start

Viscount Montague's Book of rules and orders was set down in 1595, and gives a description of offices and roles of servants

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cleaning clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: cleaning clothing

Thanks all

I am a bit worried about the buttons and if there is any shrinkage
by Adam the Archer
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cleaning clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

cleaning clothing

Hoping someone can help me. My doublet is looking nicely worn, but I may need to wear it as part of a servant's livery next weekend, so could really do with having it looking clean! I am tempted to go for dry cleaning, but don't want to wreck it. It is handswen cream coloured wool, lined and interli...
by Adam the Archer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sleeping upright?
Replies: 2
Views: 3868

Sleeping upright?

An appeal for the truth! I hear a lot of people say that in the 16th century people slept sitting upright, so that they weren't mistaken for the dead. Is this correct? If so what are the sources for this? Another thing (while I am on about beds), I attended a house that had holes in the frame of the...
by Adam the Archer
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 1758

Re: pigments

you could try Cornelissens. They are an art supplies shop, and do some good pigments. Was in there yesterday to pick up some yellow and red ochre. They also do a renge of historical inks which may be of interest.

http://www.cornelissen.com/index.asp

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