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by Cap-a-pie
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille tailors
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Maille tailors

Does anyone know of a maille tailor in Europe that isn't Mark Hale from Cap a Pie ( over 2 year waiting list) Thanks in advance Yeah sorry about that, it's somewhat in demand :D Although I have not seen any of his work so can't really say much. You could try the Crusades group. There is someone who...
by Cap-a-pie
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 2368

Re: Two markets....

Yep Friday was down for us but kind of expected that was going to be the case. Saturday was as normal but Sunday was incredibly busy. Have booked in for next year
by Cap-a-pie
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh refunds
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Kelmarsh refunds

Full marks to EH for doing that, very impressed
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?

Well rather than spoiled, its more a case of change of direction for us. It's meant I've got more involved in the research aspects which has given me greater access to things and other people than I perhaps would have had. I'm also tending to do various demo's either alongside the trading or as a se...
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh costume in the 14th century
Replies: 18
Views: 5534

Re: Welsh costume in the 14th century

please tell me that is not a tuft of sheeps wool on that guys head
by Cap-a-pie
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: a heavy heart
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: a heavy heart

very sad news indeed - condolences.
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Which Maille Links?
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Which Maille Links?

dating when what type of rivet appeared when, is always going to be somewhat difficult, especially as maille had the habit of being re used over the centuries. I have a nice example, albeit small, section of maille thought to be circa C14th wedge/flat ring with a few brass links attached plus a repa...
by Cap-a-pie
Tue May 22, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Family's first run out :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Family's first run out :)

Nice one, glad you had a great time.
by Cap-a-pie
Fri May 18, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: Sewing Leather

Colin Middleton wrote: results in less bloodshed
But what would the sweat and tears mix with

and yes Identity Store are really good, lots of helpful advice so always worth calling them if you are not sure what to get.
by Cap-a-pie
Thu May 17, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Something I've been busy with over the winter
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Something I've been busy with over the winter

Excellent work
by Cap-a-pie
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A question of Maille
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: A question of Maille

Armourer would work and makes more sense, although I have heard and used the term maille maker, but that's more a description of the whole process as opposed to the actual construction of the maille item. thinking along those lines i would not call a person that makes plate armour a "plate make...
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8585

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

:lol: Excellent - for info, I have considered doing something like this for sometime now, the only thing that has stopped me taking it further was not so sure how much of an interest in the UK. So kind of a personal side project - keep me posted, im interested. :rock:
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: New Website "Test help" please

Hi Nathan Thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated, yeah the categories with zero is a reminder for me where I need to add things (that is now off, which interestingly, has helped with the site speed a little) The lack of drop downs is because I am currently adding the stock, still creating th...
by Cap-a-pie
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: New Website "Test help" please

Whoops - thanks for that.

Also was worried that section would get missed so thanks for proving me wrong on that :D
by Cap-a-pie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: New Website "Test help" please

Senilis Pravus wrote:Works fine for me - PC, IE9,

You have a typo that I spotted
LOL - Many thanks - just changed that one
by Cap-a-pie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: New Website "Test help" please

steven pole wrote:Hi chap.
I've just had a nose round your website using my macbook on Google Chrome and it's working fine. :-)


Cheers. Hadn't been able to test on Mac yet so thats great
by Cap-a-pie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

New Website "Test help" please

I'm in the process of putting together a new website, running an e-commerce system. Not quite finished yet but would appreciate any comments on it so far. The main website is still in the same location so this test is running off a different url - will move to the main one when this is complete. So ...
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: E-Commerce Software
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: E-Commerce Software

Thanks - just investigating different options at the moment.
by Cap-a-pie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: E-Commerce Software
Replies: 3
Views: 826

E-Commerce Software

Is anyone using OpenCart e-commerce on a site
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 2892

Re: Making rivetted maille

i can't take credit for the brass theory, that was an idea that Nick Checksfield, one of the curators who works at the Wallace came up with. Certainly an interesting idea in my opinion. Oh there is a good example of a shirt with sections of the Qur'an at the Royal Armouries in leeds, yep talk about ...
by Cap-a-pie
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: events wanted...do we fit in
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: events wanted...do we fit in

Did someone mention Cake !
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Moesgaard Viking Moot, Denmark
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Moesgaard Viking Moot, Denmark

has anyone ventured over to this for trading? Looks like it could be fun

http://www.vikingtoday.com/events/moesg ... ngmoot.htm
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Origin of the term'secret'
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: Origin of the term'secret'

Now I don't know what level of protection maille and padding might give your head; but I might be interested to at least test it. Maille does have some interersting properties in redistributing the energy. My thoughts exactly :) - always interests me that these properties often get overlooked, espe...
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Origin of the term'secret'
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: Origin of the term'secret'

oh yeah appreciate that, although this would not be maille only, we were talking of mixture of good solid padding along with this also. General feeling was that the head would look rather on the large side but it was an interesting thought. What sort of gauge secrets are folk using for this purpose,...
by Cap-a-pie
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 5236

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

if you want a good beginners guide to maille i can recommend the following link,

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.bar ... r/mail.htm
by Cap-a-pie
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Origin of the term'secret'
Replies: 19
Views: 1494

Re: Origin of the term'secret'

Out of interest, has anyone come across any info on the the use of maille secrets, I spotted a couple examples at the Wallace Collection a while ago and am currently trying to look for other examples. dates etc. I had a discussion recently at Kelmarsh and then at Berkeley with a couple of groups, wh...
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 5236

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

Would removing a section from the arm pit are improve the flexibility. Um well yes, but then it leaves that area somewhat unprotected. If the maille shirt is constructed right and fits properly, you should have no problem with flexibility. It might just need some minor adjustments adding a few expa...
by Cap-a-pie
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 5236

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

I do have a chainmail shirt and I am amazed how heavy it is and how much is slows you down compared to plate armour. depends what its made of - if its the thick 16 gauge rings or split washers, then yes, but if you go for maille which is closer to the weight of original stuff then no. Shameless plu...
by Cap-a-pie
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Looking for a good armourer

by Cap-a-pie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 10438

Re: How Rude!!!

i had someone say "I want to buy this for a present but don't want to spend that much" :roll: he did though

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