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by gaukler
Tue May 08, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery

And some more:
by gaukler
Tue May 08, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery

Here are some pictures:
by gaukler
Sun May 06, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery

You really need to look at the MoL's Knives and Scabbards. There are some good pictures in the YAT leather volume.
I think that the S and SW knife is very late 14C or more likely, 15C.
I've got a 14C sheath in my collection- would you like pictures?
by gaukler
Sun May 06, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Dagger scabbards- mystery upon mystery

I've made replica medieval knives, lockets and chapes. Friction fit chapes seem to work moderately well, but I often add a bit of glue. Considering how badly most of the originals were made, I doubt that there was room in the budget for glue:) Lockets don't seem to have been as common. I don't recal...
by gaukler
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: King's Head Buckles
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: King's Head Buckles

I"d be happy to send you a picture. Is the London example the one published in Dress Accessories? I'm confused by the "folding clasps", too. They are light-weight, often decorated, and don't seem to allow for adjusting the length of the strap. Unlike the King's head style, they do seem to have match...
by gaukler
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: King's Head Buckles
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: King's Head Buckles

I've made some of the lion head style (NCL-730447 on the web page you linked to), but I've taken them out of production until I can find good evidence of their use. A king's head buckle/clasp is on my list of things to do, along with king's head strapends and belt mounts.
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by gaukler
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Saxon" Clothing references?
Replies: 8
Views: 2694

Re: "Saxon" Clothing references?

Dress in Anglo-Saxon England, Gale R. Owen-Crocker. Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2004.
by gaukler
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4966

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

I'm not sure- ask the authors:)
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by gaukler
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4966

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

There is this: http://takvbowes.et-tu.com/ , found on the Soper Lane site. Their pamphlets are pretty good, too: http://www.et-tu.com/soper/cgi-bin/inde ... e=sale.htm . Soper Lane also has a forum for questions.
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by gaukler
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Re: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s

Brass brads make excellent buckle plate rivets. For a photo-essay on how to do it, go to http://medievalwares.com/rivetpage/Rivetting.html at my site.
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by gaukler
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 8557

Re: scabbard making

There are quite a few sword scabbards described and illustrated in Craft, Industry and Everyday life :Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, by Quita Mould, most of which are 10-11th century, but include some 12th century pieces, and one 15th century. There is lots of in...
by gaukler
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Painted Cloth Wall Hangings?
Replies: 3
Views: 3534

paper

Here is a link to my wife's paper on medieval painted cloths.
www.currentmiddleages.org/artsci/docs/Whips_Angels.pdf
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by gaukler
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Silver & goldsmithing tools - research / help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 6528

Jewellery books

The one you really want to look for is The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith: Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: its Practice and Practitioners, by Coatsworth and Pinder. Super book, great bibliography. You should also search for Ancient jewelry and Archaeology by Adriana Calinescu. Bloomington :...
by gaukler
Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Norman buckles
Replies: 10
Views: 4022

norman buckles

I make two or three Norman buckles, and have more n the works.
Some are even on the web site:)
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by gaukler
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pewter buttons for 14th century
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

pewter buttons

I have some buttons at http://www.medievalwares.com/medieval_buttons.htm . I make two sizes of the round buttons.
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by gaukler
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th Century Thimbles
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

early thimbles

Those Norman thimbles look rather 15C to me. They are probably intrusive finds (it's not uncommon to find later finds in lower layers in digs- animal and human soil disturbance in most cases). Most museum are quietly changing captions for "Roman" thimbles. The earliest thimbles seem to be 13C Hispan...
by gaukler
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Annular brooches
Replies: 5
Views: 981

ring brooches

I have some at http://www.medievalwares.com/medieval_brooches.htm , and some new ones at my test site http://www.medievalwares.com/zt .
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by gaukler
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval Distaff & drop spindle
Replies: 25
Views: 7376

whorls

I make lead-free versions of medieval whorls (cast in stone moulds). http://medievalwares.com/medievalmisc.htm .
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by gaukler
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th c Burgundian gown - belt options
Replies: 26
Views: 6138

strapends

Most of the strapends I do are 14-15th century. If you can show me a picture of a 13C strapend, I can probably make it.
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by gaukler
Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th c Burgundian gown - belt options
Replies: 26
Views: 6138

15C belts

I make a number of styles of belts- the first type at http://medievalwares.com/new.htm seems to be closest to what you are looking for. they are based on surviving belt fragments at the Museum of London,. and can be painted in your choice of colours (medieval pigments tempered with size, or modern a...
by gaukler
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: two paintings on cloth
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

second painting

The second is a Virgin of Mercy, 25x33", size on unbleached linen, whiting ground, sinopia, terre-verte, ochres, azurite, malachite, iris green.
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by gaukler
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: two paintings on cloth
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

two paintings on cloth

Here are two recent works by my wife, Barbara.
The first is a vernicle, 15x20", size on bleached linen, whiting ground, sinopia, various ochres, terre-vete, azurite, malachite and cinnabar.
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by gaukler
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Trumpet Brooches
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

brooches

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