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by The_Maille_Tailor
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12736

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

I may be able to help with the nasal piece of maille if you want? I have plenty of bits and pieces I can play with in a variety of maille types, and can do it gratis as a research piece if you want? Regards, Gav PS I may have the books you need on PDF if you want to PM me I can send them over somehow.
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: 15th C pliers

That's the fella! lol
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1260 to 1300 hand protection
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: 1260 to 1300 hand protection

I'd suggest using maille over a sheepskin glove, with a alyer of sheepskin in between. I used to make them for customers and they are very effective at protecting hands as well as passing muster. Have a look here to see an example https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=153368994710344&set=a.153...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: 15th C pliers

Pliers, or at least their longer cousins tongs, can be traced back to the iron age. Have you tried googling 'Medieval armourer' or looking up armouring books on Amazon? I have some sources somewhere, and can dig them out if you're interested? Failing that, I'm sure there's a smith at TORM who makes ...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval ink recipe.
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: Medieval ink recipe.

That's brilliant, thanks very much!

I tried searching for threads with 'ink' in the title but only got a list of traders and such.

I'll have a look again. :D
by The_Maille_Tailor
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval ink recipe.
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Medieval ink recipe.

I was wondering if anyone out there in LH land can help me with a recipe for making oak gall ink at all?

I've ground the oak galls and have Gum arabic and ferrous sulphate, I juts need to know how to combine them and in what quantities.

Ta!
Gav :thumbup:
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hand protection...
Replies: 22
Views: 7458

Re: Hand protection...

Thanks!
They were a standalone pair for a customer who wanted a solid pair for fighting in.

If you have a look at the rest of the gallery, there's a more slimline version for integrating into a full hauberk with integral coif.

All sewn, and tailored to the customer.
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hand protection...
Replies: 22
Views: 7458

Re: Hand protection...

If you're after a stout pair of gloves I make them with a section of sheepskin on the top as padding, with Cap a Pie Maille over the top. This is all sewn with beeswaxed linen thread, and knotted every 3rd to 4rth link so it doesn't fall off if cut. Give us a shout if you're still after a pair or wa...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Armour and Mail repair for a Visitors Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Armour and Mail repair for a Visitors Centre

Hi, I run a Maille Tailoring business, and am available for advice and repairs if required. If you want to see some examples of my work, you can see my gallery on Facebook, under Maille Tailor. I am currently working on maille leggings, and integrating maille coifs into hauberks for customers, and a...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5451

Re: help with brigandine nails

Hope this helps? http://www.flickr.com/photos/25639089@N08/2453920809/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25639089@N08/2453923393/in/photostream/ It seems the nails are clenched against the plates, and a section of liner exists on the top R/H of the image. Also, carpet tacks seem a safe bet due to the pro...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 5451

Re: help with brigandine nails

Also, I'd go for sqaure washers rather than round ones. Much more period.
They're dead easy to make from a strip of 3/8" (10mm) wide steel bar.
Good luck!
by The_Maille_Tailor
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury

Excellent!
Thanks very much! :thumbup:
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury

Any news?
:)
by The_Maille_Tailor
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: Catering for Traders @ Tewkesbury

Sounds good to me!
Didn't have time to grab anything during the days last year.
When will you have this clarified?
Cheers!
Gav
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 6554

Re: Reciprocal links

Yes please!
As with Sally, my website is due an overhaul too, but will add all previously mentioned, ta!

www.mailletailor.co.uk
by The_Maille_Tailor
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Knights Hospitaller !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Knights Hospitaller !!

Must get sewing, I want me a kappa like that!

Anhyone want any tips on getting their ventail right? :wink:
by The_Maille_Tailor
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16332

Re: Chimera Costumes

Lionheart replicas are good too!
Have had many belt mounts and other fittings from them in the past.
Always good service, swift and nice items too.
by The_Maille_Tailor
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: problems with Ireland?
Replies: 8
Views: 2977

Re: problems with Ireland?

From experience the re enactment community in Ireland is sound and highly dependable. Was it a group or individuals that you were dealing with as it may just be a typically human trait? They have a few traders within the Republic that tend to supply an amount of kit, but I know a lot of Irish re ena...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Welsh Stuffs

There was nothing like the same class structure in Wales as in Norman England, so for the Welsh at least "status" had little meaning. As long as you take this reference in its context of the late C12th, rather than as an explanation of how the Welsh were attired throughout the medieval pe...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4775

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

It's the feeling poor before Christmas you want to worry about! :wink:
by The_Maille_Tailor
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Welsh Stuffs

No probs,
I'll be in again on Monday and will be able to dig out the book then.
by The_Maille_Tailor
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Welsh Stuffs

The image is from the 'Littere Wallie' If thats of any help? Its a 'doodle' if you will be the scribe on a C13th text if I remember correctly. I can find out which one when I'm at uni next. There's a good theory that the portrayal of shoes on Irish, Welsh and Scots troops in this period is more to d...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4775

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

I don't think I will be at Bootcamp unless Dave (Iron Dwarf) has my forge ready by then? But I will be at TORM if thats any help? The leather I used was from 'Whiskered bat' on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8sq-ft-NATURAL-VEG-TAN-LEATHER-LARP-REENACTMENT-1-4mm-/130374228989?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4775

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

The leather is that thin that it seems to be ok as the client I made them for hasn't been back to me regarding any revisions. The strip is oval in shape and basically overlaps the slit by an inch all around. Having tried it myself it actually moves with the closing of ther hand and helps to add a bi...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4775

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

Mufflers are an a*se to say the least and Osprey's beautiful interpretations don't lend themselves kindly to those working in 3d. I've found that if you can source a good generic sheepskin mitten, maybe reinforce the palm with another layer of leather, and then when you slit it lengthwise to about a...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6498

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Be carefull using Maciejowski bible, some of the pics are very artist's licence. It's bible after all, no treatise on contemporary warfare. Fair comment, I'm sure artistic licence is taken into account when people study contemporary sources, otherwise we'd have some fantastic weapons and armour roa...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6498

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Have you tried looking for period documents like the Winchester bible (1170-81) for instance? There are plenty of dated sources to what people were weaqring in the period and a lot of people portraying C13th characters refer to the Majcieowski (sp?) bible for their items. The newer Osprey Books are ...
by The_Maille_Tailor
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cleaning mail
Replies: 12
Views: 4630

Re: Cleaning mail

Another option is to drape it on a broom handle and go over it with a hot air gun or blowtorch to burn off the oil.

It's amazing how much is retained on the overlapping areas of the links.
by The_Maille_Tailor
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Falchion scabbards
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Falchion scabbards

Hi Tod, have you tried looking at sources like the Majkiowski (sp?) bible? I use it a lot to trace the prevalence, or evidence of items and kit in the mid C13th. From the little I remember of C14-15th falchion scabbards, they seem to be portrayed as almost exactly the same shape as a scimitar if tha...

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