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by phil ainsley
Mon May 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: roman shafron supplier?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: roman shafron supplier?

armour for the head of a horse - champion, chamfron, chamfrein, shaffron, or chanfron for clarity incase people use other terminology for it
by phil ainsley
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: roman shafron supplier?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

roman shafron supplier?

does any one know of any suppliers/manufacturers for/of roman shafrons?

thanks
by phil ainsley
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB 2nd C roman cavalry helmet & spatha
Replies: 0
Views: 387

WTB 2nd C roman cavalry helmet & spatha

im looking for a 2nd century roman cavalry helmet and spatha.

please email philainsley@hotmail.com

thanks
by phil ainsley
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Shooters' Rights
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Shooters' Rights

i, and the group i was with have been members of the shooters rights in the past. whilst the ladies on the end of the phone were very helpfull and lovelly i was always uncomfortable with the details of the policy. i could only ever get some poorly photocopied details that did not explain the policy ...
by phil ainsley
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: horse riding reenactors durham/teesside
Replies: 0
Views: 640

horse riding reenactors durham/teesside

just wondering if there are any other horse rider reenactors around in the durham and teesside area. looking for owner/loaner riders rather than occassional/school riders. drop me a line at philainsley@hotmail.com with a view to meet up/training etc.

cheers
by phil ainsley
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: padded / mail trapper 13 th c horse armour
Replies: 1
Views: 553

padded / mail trapper 13 th c horse armour

just wondering if anybody has any experience of making, has seen any recreations, or has any information regarding the construction of padded and mail trappers for horses. looking at 13th c recreation of horse armour. i have a few manuscript images of mail trappers and caparisons, im just interested...
by phil ainsley
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion

http://www.armorymarek.com/falchion

x48
x54
x69

contact them for an up to date pricelist
by phil ainsley
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: lance suppliers

been to marks quite a few times now, top chap with some great horses.
by phil ainsley
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: lance suppliers

thanks for the info mark. i dont joust at the moment, the cost of the harness is prohibitively expensive. i got to a couple of destriers training sessions last year and one of their shows, but theyre based too far away from me for any kind of regular involvement unfortunately. i tend to do skill at ...
by phil ainsley
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: lance suppliers

ive found myself a local wood turner who's going to undertake the project for me. can any one supply with me some very basic dimensions, rather than have me guestimate. approximate length of butt to grip, length of grip, diametre of grip, diametre at widest points etc. or email me a sketch at philai...
by phil ainsley
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

lance suppliers

hi,

can any one recommend any lance suppliers in the uk. looking for the type of lance that is constructed to take a balsa tip.

thanks
by phil ainsley
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Standards, Pennons, and Banners
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Standards, Pennons, and Banners

a selection of differing style of pennons in the douce apocalypse

http://manuscriptminiatures.com/4390/8852/
by phil ainsley
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: linen webbing for girths/surcingales
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

linen webbing for girths/surcingales

a friend is making a 13th century saddle for me. having looked through the mac bible and some other peroid images it looks likes the girths and surcingales could be made of cloth/webbing rather than leather. im wondering if any of the horsey people out there can give me advice regarding using linen/...
by phil ainsley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille sabatons
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Maille sabatons

i have recently made mail sabatons to attach to my chausers. i made a picture diary with a brief explanation, which may be useful in your project.

https://plus.google.com/communities/116 ... 7682012489
by phil ainsley
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Winter Bedding
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Winter Bedding

i cant comment on the authenticity of a straw filled sack, but having slept on one i can vouch for its very insulating properties. i found it warmer than my modern camp bed. here is a link to a piccie http://s914.photobucket.com/user/DoCReenactment/media/Harewood%202013/18a_zpsa999b48f.jpg.html?sort...
by phil ainsley
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: equestrian equipment suppliers enquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

equestrian equipment suppliers enquiry

im looking for any advice/leads/recommendations on some equestrian suppliers/manufacturers. i am considering introducing a horse into our groups display. should we do so then i plan on displaying the animal in a setting of general riding & draft purposes rather than combat. i would like to find ...
by phil ainsley
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A question about Coat of Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: A question about Coat of Plates

i can only speak about the 13th century which has the following 2 effigies that i know of, the weinhausen monastery sleeping guard, heres a link to a chap that made a reconstruction of the armoured surcoat, theres an image of the effigy about half way down the page http://lordhorace.wordpress.com/ta...
by phil ainsley
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a gambi
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Making a gambi

thick/strong linen on the outside is a bit of a must, the ones ive seen made of lighter weight linen can tear easily with a burr from a sword blade requiring lots of repairs. the mac bible depicts gambis being pulled on over the head, but having had a number of styles - over the head/fasten at the b...
by phil ainsley
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: your opinion on swords?
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: your opinion on swords?

our group has had kovex, armour class and heron swords. most of the lads use armour class now, the lifetime guarantee on the blade is worth it. we fight weekly all year round and we have sent 3 armourclass blades back for replacement having had about 4 years use out of them. the only kovex blade in ...
by phil ainsley
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: metal finishes
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: metal finishes

thanks for the advice so far, how do i achieve the polished finnish. ie, how do i get rid of the machined finnish that the sheet metal arrives in and turn it into looking like the finnish you see on most helmets? emmery paper? is there a polishing tool for a drill or something else ? if any one can ...
by phil ainsley
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: metal finishes
Replies: 6
Views: 900

metal finishes

hi all, im having a pop at making a helm, mac bible style, and im looking for some advice on the finished effect on the outer surface of the metal. obvioulsy i dont wont some horrendous modern polished finnish spoiling the effct of the final piece. i was expecting to be making the helm from mild ste...
by phil ainsley
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Dawn Of Chivlary (c.1100 - 1300)
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Dawn Of Chivlary (c.1100 - 1300)

Dawn Of Chivalry is a medieval combat re-enactment society. http://doc.functionfirst.co.uk/ Dawn of Chivalry is based in the north east of england. We are a combat orientated group meeting 1-2 times per week for training sessions (indoor and outdoor). We provide displays in our local area consisitin...
by phil ainsley
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Therapies from 1000AD to 1600AD, info help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

the book, "the greatest benefit to mankind", by roy porter offers a very good account of the development of medicine through the ages. however, it doesnt focus of england, and it looks at the main theories and models of the throughout history. it probably isnt approrpiate to use modern con...
by phil ainsley
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: friends of max at freedom enterprises
Replies: 0
Views: 545

friends of max at freedom enterprises

hi,

im having a little difficulty contacting max of freedom enterprises at the moment. if theres any one who knows him is he away at the moment?, or can they spur him on to contact me,

thanks
by phil ainsley
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: (Chain) mail(le) legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

could i throw another question into the topic of chain leggings. a number of people have recommended the use of a band of leather at the top of the mail legging itself to which the chain is attatched and which is in turn attatched to the supporting belt via some kind of suspender. looking at images ...

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