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by wyldstallions
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Wanted helms
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Wanted helms

Wanted some kettle, skull caps, archers sallet or secrets. It's just for the group water carriers and for loosing the treb so only need to be 16 gauge. Anyone have any going?
by wyldstallions
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Small burgundian for sale only used 4 times
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Small burgundian for sale only used 4 times

Hi I'm afraid the tent is sold
by wyldstallions
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Vervelles
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Re: Vervelles

I made mine from plug chains that you'd use on a sink. you can get them from hardware shops or White rose casting make them if you want some that you have to rivet in place.

http://www.whiteroseapparel.com/castings.htm
by wyldstallions
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 13356

15th century Linen doublet sources

Does any one know of any sources for linen doublets in the mid 15th century preferably British.

I find it a bit hot wearing a woollen one and thought linen would be a bit cooler.

Thanks
by wyldstallions
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

I agree with Reech. It does depend on the helm but as a general rule I wouldn't go out with anything less than 14 gauge personally. I thing to watch out for with some traders (I've only heard of it happening with ebay traders), is that they measure the thickness of the helm after the edge has been r...
by wyldstallions
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3354

Re: How do you attach you legs?

I got some time between Christmas and new year and managed to point them on so comfy. I don't think I'll have any more bruises on my shoulders from strapping them over.

Thanks again for advice everyone.
by wyldstallions
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3354

Re: How do you attach you legs?

Thanks everyone. Yea I do have that setup Paul, it could be a bit on by back though. Zachos I do have greaves they arn't causing a problem at the moment fortunately. I'll try out pointing them onto my jack like you and latheaxe suggest. Thanks again. Unless anyone else has other suggestion I could g...
by wyldstallions
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3354

How do you attach you legs?

Just trying to find out the best way to attach my legs? I currently use an over the shoulder harness (I know the authenticity is a bit questionable) but it was for lack of knowing another way to attach them. I use it for both my plate legs and my and a set I made which are leather with plates rivete...
by wyldstallions
Wed May 11, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Milanese export harnesses
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Milanese export harnesses

Hi does anyone have any pictures of any 15th century millanese export harnesses. I've heard of them but never seen a picture of one, I have heard them described as a normal milanese harness but with fluting similar to gothic. if anyone has any pictures or links that would be great.
by wyldstallions
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sourcing brass vervelles
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: WTB vervelles

If you ring White rose they do sell them but looks like they don't advertise it on their website.

My local hardware shop selling them they'll will probably post some out to you if you ask here's the details below

56 King Street
Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2EU
01200 425 151
by wyldstallions
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sourcing brass vervelles
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: WTB vervelles

Hi I used some of the things that hold the chain for a plug in the sink to the side of the sink not sure what they are called you can buy brass ones, they do a good job but put some lock tight on the thread so it doesn't come loose. White rose apparel sell cast vervelles if you wanted to go down tha...
by wyldstallions
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 2959

Re: aventail

Thank's Stuart you didn't need to do that but thanks a lot though, Think I may owe you a drink if i ever meet you at a gig. I thought the flattened end may need a little more strength once they were bend over so welding them makes sense. cheers for the website as well. :D
by wyldstallions
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 2959

Re: aventail

it isn't crushing it's bending where it joins on the shank so not really sure what to do with that, I wish it was crushing putting a rod in would be much easier. Thanks for the info Stuart, It's no to bad making one until the start planishing I think I IQ must of halved by the time I'd finished was ...
by wyldstallions
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 2959

Re: aventail

Hi Stuart do you mind if I ask where you got tubed vervailes from or how you made them. I'm just about to try and attach my aventail to a basinet I've made at the moment I have some vervailes from white rose but they just keep bending every time I try to peen them over even when I put them in a litt...
by wyldstallions
Tue May 11, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)
Replies: 35
Views: 4333

Re: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)

My book arrived a couple of days ago it's great really easy to understand and get to grips with. Whens the second book out and the DVD I want them as well ? :D

Thanks
by wyldstallions
Wed May 05, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)
Replies: 35
Views: 4333

Re: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)

The Exiles did two morning classes on the Sunday. I've ordered my copy of the book already can't wait to get it :D
by wyldstallions
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon axes
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

Re: saxon axes

by wyldstallions
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Fluting

Great thanks for information Stuart and Ranulf. I'll have to write all that down
by wyldstallions
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Fluting

Does anybody know when armour started to have flutes, is it purely a 15th century thing or did they have any earlier. I'm making some armour for next season quite fancy putting some fluting in it but I wanted to make sure it was historically accurate first.
by wyldstallions
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 8104

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

My brother and I got a hanwei single hander we broke it in 1 month had it replaced did the same again a month later, we were able to regrind the tip where it broke off so it was usable again, we found after a few months the metal had a crack running down the length of the blade, very dangerous for a...
by wyldstallions
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 30415

Rod Walker wrote:Image


Did it hurt when the crow flew into the back of your head?

Sorry couldn't resist, :oops:


by the way I'm really jealous of your armour, it looks great
by wyldstallions
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11511

Even if the arrow didn't penetrate the heavier armour I wouldn't like to try and fight or advance while being hit with the equivalent of a sledge hammer would definitely take it out of you a bit and sap your morale.
by wyldstallions
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11511

Black Pear wrote:it's taking the thread off-topic, but i can't resist ...


Don't worry about it think I have my answer now, thanks people who answered.
by wyldstallions
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11511

No I'm not, I have some leather armour and need to harden it, I read this was usually done via Lacquering so thought I would ask of ways. the most practical way I think I have been told so far is the boiled linseed oil. I have tried boiling it but can't seem to get it hard enough.
by wyldstallions
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11511

lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)

I read that most leather armour was lacquered to make it harder. I was told an authentic method was to boil beetle shells and paint that on but it was also suggested to me to use boiled linseed oil as it dries hard but it takes about four months to dry, I know beeswax would do the job but would take...
by wyldstallions
Tue May 13, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cosmeston May 5th 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1313

any one have any photo's of the campions battle my brother and I did that fight, so wondered if there are any good pic's
by wyldstallions
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 6386

Mr Stallyns- that sounds like an archer from about 100 years later. I'd go with aketon at most and even a tinhat'd be a modern safety measure for insurance rather than accuracy- limit it to a cervelliere type bowl/skullcap, or kettle hat if feeling posh. oops sorry :oops: . I ment the helm for safe...
by wyldstallions
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 6386

Obviously depends on archers personal wealth, but I thought helm and gamby, possibly a little protection on the knee and/or elbow. Weapon wise I thought they would have carried a dagger at the very least, and usually a Maul as they would use them to put the wooden stakes in anyway, also I was told t...
by wyldstallions
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Audio Visual/ PA/ equipment for shows
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Audio Visual/ PA/ equipment for shows

Hi I thought I would just this up here, I run an audio visual Hire and sales company (Sorry if this is in the wrong place or anything like that wasn’t sure really where would be the best place to post this), we can do screens etc for show stands through to PA for commentary of battles etc. If anyone...
by wyldstallions
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)
Replies: 8
Views: 742

I have a friend who is trying to sell his lamellar armour at the moment if you interested I could get you some pics

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