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by Templar Knight
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Birmingham groups 1100 -1600
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Birmingham groups 1100 -1600

Hi,
Is there any groups around Birmingham and Warwickshire which have a lot of local members, all my friends are at uni and I want something fun to do on the weekends again preferably with a group with a decent amount of people in early 20's
by Templar Knight
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Can I get my new account activated please
Replies: 1
Views: 4831

Can I get my new account activated please

I registered a new account throwdownthegauntlet, tried to log in but it says it isnt active yet. Can someone look at that please :)

Thankyou
by Templar Knight
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates too short?
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: Coat of Plates too short?

Well for your 13th century wearing the coat of plates should be accompanied by a hauberk so that solves that problem. For 15th century using a wisby style coat of plates, I would recommend a scale fauld seeing as you have no other armour for your lower abdomen at least a scale skirt will take the im...
by Templar Knight
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates too short?
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

Re: Coat of Plates too short?

What date are you doing?
by Templar Knight
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pouch and belt 15th century. PROBLEM SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Pouch and belt 15th century

Thanks Phil, Ordered the ones you linked straight away :)

Thanks for the offer Steven but sorted it out now, I was in a rush for these.
by Templar Knight
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pouch and belt 15th century. PROBLEM SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Pouch and belt 15th century. PROBLEM SOLVED

Hey guys,

I need a small pouch for car keys and a belt to hold it , having trouble finding a supplier who does one I like the look of. Its for late 15th century fairly wealthy man portrayal but can be just bog standard stuff to keep my keys etc safe. Who should I be looking at?
by Templar Knight
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Chainmail skirt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Chainmail skirt?

http://www.capapie.co.uk/skirts.html

is your best bet. Don't know about it being cheap or not as I don't know prices for any other ones however it is deffinatley worth the money and I am getting one soon as it is strong and light and looks good.
by Templar Knight
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6648

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

I would say you want a kit like mine, give and take a few things depeding on region your order is from. Main variations will be on the shield , the design for the heraldry is hot debate over piebalds or just a crusader cross. Would be interested in hearing more about this group, send me a PM if you ...
by Templar Knight
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What polish to use on armour?
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: What polish to use on armour?

I use Autosol to polish mine, but you have some thick rust patches by the looks of it which will need some more severe action such as a good rub with a 3 in 1 oil. Or some gentle rubbing with an abrasive block.
by Templar Knight
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gloves for Gauntlets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Gloves for Gauntlets?

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try homebase for some leather gloves. I fight at the grange so wanted to get some of the WMA ones but they dont do trade with the company that makes them anymore and I dont want to ship them in from america so you were lucky to get your pair when you did :D
by Templar Knight
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gloves for Gauntlets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Gloves for Gauntlets?

Hi, what kind of gloves do people have in their gauntlets. Trying to track down just a plain leather glover to sew in but cant find anything that looks reasonable.

thanks TK
by Templar Knight
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Coat of Plates..uh...plates
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Coat of Plates..uh...plates

I have some plates that I can give you for a tenner, PM me if your intereted. You can have the whole coat of plates for that if you want just the fabric is really rubbish and you would need new buckles for it.
by Templar Knight
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale aventail
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Scale aventail

yeah middle east seem to use them for a lot of the centuries I believe. Aslo the Byzantium soldiers I think favoured scale of leather or metal quite a bit. The aventail is for my new hounskull bascinet.
Nice spangen

Thanks for the reply
by Templar Knight
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale aventail
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Scale aventail

I know a few people have done them, and some period art work does depict them or lazily drawn maile. What are peoples general opinion of them having a historical basis and has anybody got that link to the website showing scale measurement and designs found from historical armour? I wanted to do it s...
by Templar Knight
Sat May 29, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sword belts
Replies: 11
Views: 3049

Re: Sword belts

Nice work, I like them. On handying leather would they have had a uniform colour from dipping it in a bowl or bucket type thing for a even finish. I hand dyed mine the little cotton swob and have the same patches where it is darker, do we leave them on or suppose to get rid of them?
by Templar Knight
Sat May 29, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: To battle
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Re: To battle

very good, read it while listening to a Manowar song, complimented each other nicely.
by Templar Knight
Tue May 18, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WMA: A new Fiore training book (c1400)
Replies: 35
Views: 6157

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

Mark , are you going to Fightcamp this year, if so you able to bring a copy of the book and I will be intersted in getting one.
Also, people going fightcamp , whos up for some armoured half swording and pollaxe?
by Templar Knight
Fri May 14, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

Tod wrote:I'm just doing a belt and scabbard set for a Knights Templar (customer) if you are interested let me know and I'll email you pictures when its finished.


Yeah sounds great, would love to see pictures. Good luck with building them, hope they go as planned
by Templar Knight
Wed May 12, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

Very nice. How did you get on with the mail mittens? Thanks all Mittens where pretty easy, already made some before on my older hauberk , I made about 3 prototypes before doing them, they are padded but still flexible and look just as if they weren't padded. Mail for them is taken from spare around...
by Templar Knight
Tue May 11, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

Thanks Brendan, yeah I see your point, but the crosses are hard to figure out, the Templar rule doesnt give exact sizes nor does it say which style of cross to use as far as I believe different regions had there own styles. Can always be changed though which is the good thing , want to get saddle an...
by Templar Knight
Fri May 07, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

too small for me now so going to be selling it soon I think, you can have first dibs if your are interested.
by Templar Knight
Tue May 04, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Debra Lough Costumes review

Well thats all the photos I have so if you want you can save them from off there and have full rights to them. If you cant for what ever reason I will email you, let me know. The helmet is quite intresting actually, I was at military fair the kind which have mostly ww2 stuff and lots of deactivated ...
by Templar Knight
Tue May 04, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Debra Lough Costumes review
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Debra Lough Costumes review

Debra is awsome, I asked her to do me a 13th Century gambeson and was very pleased with that so then ordered basically my full Templar kit which is totally wicked aswell. I based it on the Osprey Knight Templar book image of a Templar from 1170. When I went to collect my gambeson I tried it on and a...
by Templar Knight
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: riveting metal and leather
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: riveting metal and leather

Cheers, made some washers today, put the leg harness together using nut and bolt with washer in the middle, just making it atriculate smoother now is a pain. Wanting the straps to stay put when riveted.
by Templar Knight
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: riveting metal and leather
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

riveting metal and leather

When you rivet metal to metal and want articulation do you put in a washer and do you put a washer in for metal to leather for strapping?

Cheers
by Templar Knight
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14911

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Yeah 2 harnesses, one full plate, the other full maille. Any recommendations on how to make using maille safe? All I can think of would be I have to have a good coat of plates and a good great helm.
by Templar Knight
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14911

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Yeah, the above was meant for everyone. My true ambition is to be able to do joust 15th Century style. But also just to ride in my Templar harness. I want to re create the most accurate Templar harness seen to date, which is going to be hard seeing as the information on them is different from source...
by Templar Knight
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14911

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Cheers, Im so glad there is people like you on here, I wouldnt know what to do otherwise lol.
I'll keep you all posted on my progress. In march I will be doing my first tilt if everything goes to plan, so ill make sure to get a video or some pics at least.
by Templar Knight
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14911

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Couldnt agree more ..............Sorry came late into the thread , didn't realise he was a novice rider without armour - should have had a re-visit over the whole thread before replying . I have armour, I have 2 maille harnesses and and then building my transitional harness now. But I dont have a h...
by Templar Knight
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14911

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Is there any point trying to joust with a modern saddle, or should I wait until I have a period saddle? I am going to build a quintain for my garden and get hold of a lance just to help build the muscle for bringing the lance to a couched position nicely and to help aiming. Planning to go down to Do...

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