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by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 20566

Re: Insurance

Might be the wrong thread, but can anyone recommend household insurers who are ok with black powder (up to 15Kg) storage? I'd like to expand my options.

thanks,
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE: C16th and C17th Wheelbarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 215

FOR SALE: C16th and C17th Wheelbarrow

Solid oak. Pegs together (these are missing). Good condition. Used once I think.

Can get it to TORM or arrange a mutual pickup.
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 20566

Re: Insurance

Anyone recommend an insurance company for a re-enactment groups kit van? You know the kind of thing, low annual mileage, used a dozen times or so etc.

Seems to confuse most, even brokers!

Thanks.
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 15129

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Ta Phil. A bit like reading a period recipe book trying to fathom the moves out. Some head-scratching will follow.
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 41783

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Hahaha Chris - you could probably make a whole index of those terms.

£119.99 and down from £149!!!! I couldn't tell it was meant to be a coat until I enlarged the picture. It's a, er, sack! with arms..... Dear oh dear.
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 41783

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Dathi - that's the one I was thinking off. Looks like it is designed for fashion in its short length or for use on foot. The skirts wouldn't cover your thigh when mounted. Looking at the drape in the photos, it is definitely more er. drapey than the Yellow Helvetia that Claytons produce, which can b...
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 15129

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Interesting to see the circulus.

Does anybody far more knowledgable know what forms of training and cuts were used for back and broadswords - as in the so-called mortuary, proto-mortuary types? Would be interested from an LH perspective. What were ECW era cavalry trained to do? Anything survive?
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 41783

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

The buff worn by Cromwell in the painting in the Cromwell Museum (haven't got the info on date or artist - looks 1650's from the breeches) where he has grey breeches with gold ribbons, braided sleeves, silver-grey scarf and is holding a hat with a white feather, has the buff ending at groin length, ...
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather working tools
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Leather working tools

Excellent!

Juat what I was looking for - thanks Neib! :thumbup:
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather working tools
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Leather working tools

Hi, I'm after the edge trimmers/cutters or whatever they are called to make the piccadils that edge the leather lining of a gorget. Does anybody know what they are called and where I can get one from? As I don't know what they are properly called I'm all googled out now and not seen one anywhere.......
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 8539

A good beer looky-likey is ready-made iced tea - comes in cans and bottles, and is very refreshing. Liptonice is one brand I recall. Funnily enough, red grape juice double neatly for wine, and smells and looks right too. I think elderflower cordial is a pretty ancient drink. Certainly recipes from t...
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 11846

Coming a bit late to this, but there was a Victorian attempt to recreate Lansdown (1643), and as someone has pointed out, during the ECW era two parliamentary regiments did a mock battle, with the 'royalist' unit getting drunk. I have a pamphlet for Trained Bands drill which features a mock battle (...
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk or
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Tape

Hi Gina, That would be great!!!! :D - I'm posting because I've tried for ages to find something suitable and failed utterly miserably. Each tape (2) would have to be about 1" wide and 40" long. The ends I would double to make sure they were strong enough for hooks or eyes. Any sort of appr...
by The Keeper of Mings Coat
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk or
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Silk or

Hi,

I'm after some silk or wool tape about 1" wide. It's to use inside a doublet as per the 'built in' braces seen in the Modeljon book (the one with the Swedish kings kit in it).

Can anybody suggest a source please?

cheers

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