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by Captain Reech
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?
Replies: 21
Views: 4322

Re: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?

Dammit! I really should only do one thing at a time!

http://www.laxeywoollenmills.com/cat_Fa ... Tweeds.htm

These guys also do some very nice stuff. I've often meant to ask you what you think of some of their plaids for Jacobite stuff, LWMBR007 for example?
by Captain Reech
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?
Replies: 21
Views: 4322

Re: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?

Can of worms time Tod : ) If you're going for totally authentic you might be best talking to someone like Stuart Peachey http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/historical_fabrics.php All pure wool has some give in it (In fact almost all fabric will stretch slightly cut on the bias) unfourtunately a lot of the...
by Captain Reech
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 13371

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Just to chuck another hat into the ring, would a low income "Peasant" (I know it's not a medieval word, it's just hard to come up with a universally recognised and historically correct term for an agricultural person holding a little bit of land) have actually bought in much cloth or would...
by Captain Reech
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Sex in History
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Sex in History

What worries me is they ask if you are naked BEFORE they ask if you are in Church......
by Captain Reech
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Sex in History
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Sex in History

I'm giggling at the front (You can see the visual aids better)
by Captain Reech
Tue May 22, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Forest Law
Replies: 41
Views: 5385

Re: Forest Law

They are indeed Colin. And there are lots of source material around describing cattle and pigs being herded along for slaughter by armies on the move throughout the medieval period. I would imagine, given the harsh punishments and various statutes that warn against it, that hunting, like the theft ...
by Captain Reech
Wed May 16, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

I see, in the field, bold sons of liberty but, in the woods....maggoty perverts!
by Captain Reech
Wed May 16, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

steve stanley wrote:
cannontickler wrote:
steve stanley wrote:Still drooling over the fowling images........... :)


Hey, each to their own fetish Mr. Stanley of the woods.


Nice ideas for the Minutemen..............


The Fetish or the illustrations?
by Captain Reech
Wed May 16, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

Talk posh? oi doon no if I can do that master, Oi be jest a 'umble gardiner loik! <Ahem> "I say, Master Cannon Tickler, have you tried Lady Elenna's rather splendid new Medlar preserve? Absolutely top hole, just the thng with a nice sharp wensleydale don'tcha know." (Do you think they boug...
by Captain Reech
Tue May 15, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

If you want to be nice to Grania CT make her one of these With some OTT carving, just no mystikal keltic ksnotwork If we do she has to promise to do the version of "Stairway to Heaven" with the extended solo.......(I actually fancy the keyboard in the background, Hapsichord or Virginial?)
by Captain Reech
Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

Stay away from them Grania, rough and smelly soldier types both. =op How dare you sir! I'll have you know that at times I can be both smooth and fragrant! I was musing about the Civvie roles as I feel there are a number of venues that are open to having an event that are not best suited for a tradi...
by Captain Reech
Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9956

Re: 18th century street life

Brilliant stuff mate, loads of interesting options there for non military portrayals. I wonder if we'll struggle to find a lass who's prepared to wander around events announcing "Walnuts to pickle!" or if there will be a queue of volunteers!
by Captain Reech
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Ale wife
Replies: 10
Views: 4021

Re: Medieval Ale wife

As a spin off from this, after re-reading what has been said about authentic methods being wasteful of the grain and the use of sugar water to boost the strength of a weak mash, has anyone considered Braggot? The idea being that you re-use your original mash and bulk it out with honey to produce a s...
by Captain Reech
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Re: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

'Was ist jedem Officier waehrend eines Feldzugs zu wissen noethig' (trans., "What it is necessary for each officer to know during a campaign")

I believe the British Army still has something similar, they call it a Sergeant......
by Captain Reech
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Re: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

I think it depends on the site but, now I come to think of it, most of the woods we used to use were NT property. I guess it depends on what you cut, bracken yes, saplings no! Getting really anal you can do without the string if you can be bothered to use barmbles or similar to tie the frame togethe...
by Captain Reech
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Re: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

Interesting, the first image shows shelters very similar to those I used to build as a Scout (Back when Scouting meant going into the woods with a sheath knife and some string and doing stuff that you probably can't get insurance for these days!) Be nice to do an event where the landowner allowed th...
by Captain Reech
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making medieval shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: Making medieval shoes

Lonestan wrote: and a fair amount of swearing to turn them.



Congratulations, you're doing it right! :lol:
by Captain Reech
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: Newbie Help

What period are you looking at? (aerly Medieval could be several hundred years!) Don't worry about not buying your kit, it's probably best to make as much of your own as possible. (And don't worry too much about your stictching, take a good look at originals in museums or on line and you'll see the ...
by Captain Reech
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tablet weave. 15th Century ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Tablet weave. 15th Century ?

There's some bits and bobs on Larsdatter, both illustarations of women weaving it and some scraps of surviving examples. http://www.larsdatter.com/weaving.htm
by Captain Reech
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15 Century sewing patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 4894

Re: 15 Century sewing patterns

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Medieval-Ta ... 832&sr=1-1

Amazon UK don't have it in stock but list a number of sellers who do (or are advertising that they do!)
by Captain Reech
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Turkish Cannons
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

Re: Turkish Cannons

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=252575 I know it's a wargames site but the images are useful, the one with the cannon being fired with the Camel in the kneeling position looks to be more likely with a larger piece. The swivel guns are variously described as being equivalent to "sm...
by Captain Reech
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Links for 16thC cooking/recipes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Re: Links for 16thC cooking/recipes?

http://tudorcook.co.uk/forums/index.php

A good forum for questions like this, not specifically Scottish but the guys who do the cooking at Hampton Court Palace have a lot of information on Tudor recipes as well as a good deal of experience in actually recreating the dishes.
by Captain Reech
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A couple of recent projects.
Replies: 6
Views: 2979

Re: A couple of recent projects.

That scabbard is gorgeous Matt, really superb work.
by Captain Reech
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

Its off task but I too note a direct correlation between wangness and battlefield ill disipline/manners. Weird. In my experience there are two kinds of "Wang" fighters who can cause problems on a battlefield (big generalisation, but most fall roughly into one of these catergories) Catergo...
by Captain Reech
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 13th Century food & cooking
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: 13th Century food & cooking

http://www.medievalcookery.com/ http://www.godecookery.com/godeboke/godeboke.htm Good starting places. The Medieval cookery site actually allows you to click on "Easy" as well as showing the sources and periods so it's a great help when planning a menu. you can buy quite a lot of the spice...
by Captain Reech
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 5249

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

Most people say "Sax" and "Langsax"

Pronouncing it another way might cause the Blacksmith some confusion over your intentions...
"Blacksmith, I want a longsex."

"Don't we all dearie!"
:D
by Captain Reech
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

Try before you buy for definite, it's always a good sign when a trader is prepared to do that. If you can get someone experienced from your group to have a look and give an opinion for your own peave of mind. My only thought is to see how the visor stays up, some of the cheaper helmets I've seen don...
by Captain Reech
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

I keep chuckling now, being reminded of a Terry Pratchet gag about "Bows and Ammo" magazine running a Which? type test involving Helmets and Axes.....but it might not be a bad idea....any manufacturers prepared to have a sample of their helmets destruction tested by a panel of re-enactors?...
by Captain Reech
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

There can be a lot of factors other than simply the thickness of the material. Construction, shape and the hardness of the steel are also important factors. The cost savings on some of the cheaper helms are down to more than just a lighter grade of steel, as a rule of thumb: beaten is better than sp...

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