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by Zachos
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5581

Re: Parti coloured kirtle in WOTR. Yes or no?

www.Larsdatter.com is always a good place to go. Full of images of all sorts of things, usually dated as well.
by Zachos
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gorget/Bevor Confusion / Other Newbie Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: Gorget/Bevor Confusion

You won't find a good bevor that isn't custom made. You'll fins some that work, but nothing that works and is authentic. I've been wearing a maille standard instead of a bevor and it's worked for me, with only one minor mouth injury that could've been avoided if I had've paid more attention to what ...
by Zachos
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 5881

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

A very early version of the bellows face is known as the bosworth sallet, so I suppose I'm being generous to suggest it could be 1480. I agree with you on why they are popular. They give beeter protection than a badly made sallet and bevor which is all most people see. Also I think there is still a ...
by Zachos
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 5881

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I'm talking about an armet, although all helmets should fit very well to work properly.

*edit*

Although I do see a lot of bellows face sallets roaming about I'm not that sure of their provenance before about 1480, so their use may be restrictive somewhat.
by Zachos
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 5881

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I think you don't tend to see them because in order to get one that fits properly and therefore works properly you need to spend more than most people want to pay. For full contact fighting they will work really well, if they are made really well, and with exchange visors you should be able to use t...
by Zachos
Thu May 03, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 5248

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

Yes, I know it seems daft, and for skirmishes I'd agree, but even in images of battles I've not seen people wearing long boots to the thigh. It is an interesting thing, and it may be artists convention, but we certainly see more thigh lengths than we should. I'm not suggesting for a minute that peop...
by Zachos
Wed May 02, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 5248

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

I've not seen any paintings of crossbowmen in riding boots unless they were actually on horseback. I'd be pleased to see some if you can show me any.

Barring that, the outfit looks tops.
by Zachos
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 5248

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

Is that riding boots I see? Where is your horse?
by Zachos
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 6161

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

Are these for riding with or just walking?
by Zachos
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4778

Re: bascinet visor variations?

You make a very valid point Stuart about the non visor option, which would work within our own group's combat or at knight school, but when Tewksbury and other multi group bashes are on the books I think my friend would prefer to be visored. Why would he be wearing a bascinet at Tewkesbury? The onl...
by Zachos
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

Re: How do you attach you legs?

I still think there are other ways of attaching the legs using some sort of belt system. As for the full legs or not. I think are going for the full plate then yes they would have full legs. But for lightly armoured troops I think half legs is fine. I use half legs, spaulders and a coast of plates....
by Zachos
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33738

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Tod wrote:For no other reason than I'ma bit excited about it I've just ordered black armour like the picture 8-) .


Nice. Always wanted to see one of these made. Who is making it? What events are you going to be wearing it for? I wasn't aware of much armoured 16th century stuff in the UK?
by Zachos
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33738

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/roelipilami/tags/painted/ http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2700 http://wallacelive.wallacecollection.org/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=60573 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sallet_helmet,_painted_skull,_...
by Zachos
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33738

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I have a painted helmet. The finish on it has lasted 3 seasons of quite heavy use. In the period I represent, most conflicts were over in about a month. Enough time to worry about rust if not painted, but in my experience not enough to worry about chipping. When I carry it instead of wear it I take ...
by Zachos
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

Re: How do you attach you legs?

The way I do it is the way one I've come to, after talking with people and researching myself, as the most probably method of attaching in period. Step 1: A tight fitting doublet, sleeved or not, it doesn't matter. Your hose should be pointed to this, but the main point is that it needs to be tight,...
by Zachos
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pilgrims of Saint Crispin.
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Pilgrims of Saint Crispin.

Last weekend, myself and some friends of mine went on a pilgrimmage: http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297185_2468607671026_1127359090_32962797_1241271801_n.jpg Our outfits are mid 15th century English or thereabouts. The above picture is from when we were waiting for two other...
by Zachos
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s

Hey guys I was wondering what people's opinion of wearing full cuisses with no greaves is? My problem is that I can't think of any picture where such a set up is worn before the 16th century, and I notice every time a photo has someone wearing just cuisses. Does anyone have some first hand evidence ...
by Zachos
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Looking for a good armourer

Those look like harnesses from the Gladiatoria manuscripts, as opposed to Talhoffer... Some of them do look pretty good though. Some look a bit mince, but the various Gladiatoria manuscripts do show a wonderful range of armours. Good to know. I first came across them while searching for Talhoffer i...
by Zachos
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Looking for a good armourer

The first thing to do would be decide on a look you want to go for. Gothic style armour is a bit like saying you want a hatchback car. There are still loads of varieties to choose from, from the early gothic armours of the 1440s, to the high gothic armours of the 1480s. Not only is there a lot of de...
by Zachos
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Looking for a good armourer

http://www.ryallarmouries.co.uk/ http://www.mattblackarmour.co.uk/ http://englyshe-plate-armourie.co.uk/ These are the three that I could most recommend, taking into account build quality, delivery times and customer service. I don't want to annoy you by telling you something you already know, but t...
by Zachos
Wed May 11, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Milanese export harnesses
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: Milanese export harnesses

Originals, paintings, or reproductions?
by Zachos
Wed May 11, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4054

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

How does one get involved in this kind of shenanigan?

The horses, not the waking up of Griff with a bagpipe.
by Zachos
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 15th century short cloaks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Re: late 15th century short cloaks.

I've got a lovely mid weight wool, with a silk to line it, just ready to be turned into the cloak. It should be just heavy enough to stay in place, and just light enough to give flashes ofthe silk underneath. Colin: The image of the HE short cloak is from their facebook page, which is probably why i...
by Zachos
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 15th century short cloaks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Re: late 15th century short cloaks.

Hey guys. As we know, in the late 15th century (1460-75) it was considered rather rude to walk around just in your doublet, so I'm in the process of sorting out what should go over the top. I've been interested in a style cloak that Historic enterprises do a reconstruction of here , but have only s...
by Zachos
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandines and Jousting
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Brigandines and Jousting

Everyone I know of who jousts regularly in a brigandine tends to augment it with a placart or breastplate. Will is riding in a brigandine again, with a large placart over the top, and he says that although he's planning a new cuirass, it's not because he feels particularly unsafe. He wears his over ...
by Zachos
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 15th century short cloaks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

late 15th century short cloaks.

Hey guys. As we know, in the late 15th century (1460-75) it was considered rather rude to walk around just in your doublet, so I'm in the process of sorting out what should go over the top. I've been interested in a style cloak that Historic enterprises do a reconstruction of here , but have only se...
by Zachos
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 190lb English warbow
Replies: 26
Views: 7612

Re: 190lb English warbow

I always thought that generalizing the weight of warbows found on the Mary Rose to other areas of use was pushing the evidence a bit too far. It seems similar to generalizing the guns on the HMS belfast to the soldiers in Iraq.

That's personal opinion though.
by Zachos
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A mystery of hose attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: A mystery of hose attachment

When I wear my doublet like this, I tie the sleeves behind my back to keep them off the floor. It could be a sleeveless doublet though, as they did all sorts of strange things in Italy, and this image screams Italian to me.
by Zachos
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A jack
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: A jack

I've seen this one before, and according to most scholars this is apparently 16th century in origin. Any more information, I cannot give.
by Zachos
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

Hence why I'm disagreeing with Marcus and Colin.

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