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by deBrownhill
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

Hi,
would it be possible to have the full name or isbn for the book you mentioned.
Thanks
David
by deBrownhill
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

my understanding is that they did not have a lining.
by deBrownhill
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

If the plates are to the inside with no inner shell then washers would only be needed if the heads of the tacks/nails arent quite broad enough. The nails could simply be peined over on the plates themselves.
David
by deBrownhill
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

Good luck with that. As I said you want a broad headed narrow shanked nail/tack for this so that it doesn't pull through the fabric.
David
by deBrownhill
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

the style that looks like a fitted sleaveless doublet and has a large number of small plates? then it would be upholstry tacks in triplets per plate. What are you using for the outer shell?
David
by deBrownhill
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5579

Re: help with brigandine nails

Hi,
firstly, what style of brigandine armour are you making and for what era? Upholstry tacks are what you are looking for, something with a broad head and narrow shank.
David
by deBrownhill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat

my current cop uses two layers of canvas for the structural layers. Upholstery tacks have broad heads and thin shanks which is what I used for mine and they are holding up well.
Dave
by deBrownhill
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Coat Of Plates
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Coat Of Plates

Hi,
One thing you can do depending on your persona/station is get a really good Gamberson and wear a coat of plates over that. Though this depends on which period your aiming for.
Have fun
Dave
by deBrownhill
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46528

Hi,
thank you, will try that, and post the results whatever they happen to be, again, thank you.
David
by deBrownhill
Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46528

Hi,
again, thank you, its not urgent at the moment though I need to know in time for the next season.
:D
by deBrownhill
Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46528

Hi,
thank you.
by deBrownhill
Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46528

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knows how to cure animal skins so they don't rot.

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