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by lucasbu
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 17267

how about braziers?

this one is egyptian, 13th C

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http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/07/nfe/ho_91.1.540.htm


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by lucasbu
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 17267

can you post photos of your "medieval" iron dwarf fire boxes
by lucasbu
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking fire inside city walls
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

chrisanson wrote:
lucasbu wrote:
chrisanson wrote:fire box ask me or iron dwarf 8)
yes, that's what i thought. were there any medieval (15th C) fire boxes? i googled some and couldn't find any.
see this argument, erm sorry i mean thread :wink:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18532
thank you.
by lucasbu
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking fire inside city walls
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

chrisanson wrote:fire box ask me or iron dwarf 8)
yes, that's what i thought. were there any medieval (15th C) fire boxes? i googled some and couldn't find any.
by lucasbu
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4848

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could something like this be made of leather?
by lucasbu
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

The first one is a La Tene style Iron Age sword, so that's 2nd-1st century BC. The second one is a spanish falcata so again that's Iron Age. The fourth one is a Bronze Age sword, about 1000BC? So, whilst they certainly fit the description "Not common on a 15th century battlefield" I think that usin...
by lucasbu
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

[quote="craig1459"][/quote]

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Iron Broadsword, Kilij, Scimitar, Bronze Tuck, Steel Broadsword, War Sword
by lucasbu
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

If you're looking at Central European, how about some exotic (but near-by) weapons like the Bardisch or the Composite Bow? Seriouly I'd avoid the Dha. Not only is it EXTREMELY alien, but it doesn't LOOK very odd or interesting. All you'll get from the public is "Daddy, why is that man a ninja?" If ...
by lucasbu
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

read the whole thread before posting reply! I did. Word for word. I don't know what group you play with, and what their rules are on ethnic kit but I'd imagine if you want to be a blacksmith, turned horseless knight then a burmese fighting knife probably wasn't going to be your weapon of choice on ...
by lucasbu
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

:shock: How on earth would a burmese fighting knife have found its way into the armoury of a early 15th century MAA? This is SCA territory omae. I'd consider a bardische pretty unusual for an English knight of this period. There are plenty of poleaxe type weapons around that look weird and nasty th...
by lucasbu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4848

gregory23b wrote:Pastons have a mention of a leather coat, saw it the other night when transcribing something.

Also a few mentions og cloaks, a short one gets a nod too.

do you have any pictures?
by lucasbu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

[quote="WorkMonkey"][/quote]
read the whole thread before posting reply!
by lucasbu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

wulfenganck wrote:
lucasbu wrote:could this found it's way into europe? maybe as a commoner's weapon?
What is it, some kind of asian sword-thingy?
Where is it from originally? How old is it? What's the name? What are its measures?
asian, burma. Dha sword

http://dharesearch.bowditch.us/Introduc ... n_Page.htm
by lucasbu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

could this found it's way into europe? maybe as a commoner's weapon?
by lucasbu
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

set of polearms and maces
by lucasbu
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

as far as the ahlspiess goes, our group already has one and several other spears and halberds. as for my original question, i found this type of weapon http://www.fondazionevaldese.org/immagini/pagine/museo13.jpg http://www.earmi.it/armi/glossario/immagini/beidana.jpg my "sources" http://www.earmi....
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:To be fair i rekon just about any handgunne from the late 14th/early 15th century could be used as a mace and would be almost certainly just as lethal (bit of a waste though).
good point, but one made specially for that purpose or two infact it's better.
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

Alan_F wrote:
Jim wrote:I have pictures of a hand gun with four barrels which was used as a mace once all four shots had been fired.
That one keeps coming back in different forms: Usually it's a knife/gun combination.
yes, but used much later than 15th C.
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

as far as the ahlspiess goes, our group already has one and several other spears and halberds.

as for my original question, i found this type of weapon

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by lucasbu
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4848

lower class, used for water protection, because i have to be outside of tent a lot even when it's raining.

what's the first type of leather coat that was used?

early tudors era could be okay, our group is doing late 15th, early 16th, turn of the century.
by lucasbu
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4848

leather coat - 15th C

were there leather coats, overcoats, raincoats or something similar in the 15th C or before?
by lucasbu
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking fire inside city walls
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

cooking fire inside city walls

what do you use when have to use field kitchen and open fire in city?
by lucasbu
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Black Army of Hungary
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Yep - I have an Ottoman image of them somewhere, fighting an assortment of janissaries and bostanci. they are portrayed in black armour (obviously) - but the cops and the visors of their armets lighter. I've obtained the effect by painting armour black and shellacing the joints. I've seen that styl...
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

Zachos wrote: Image
did the painter deformed the proportions or could the armor have the breastplate on top the other lames, much like it is used in fantasy armor.[/img]
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Black Army of Hungary
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Black Army of Hungary

do you have any pictures of how the soldiers/mercenaries looked like?
i found only their flag.
by lucasbu
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

There are of course several examples of weird weapons and armoury. The main problem for seems to be the mixture you will have. @Colin: The awlspheice (sp?) DO you mean an ahlspiess like this? http://www.masterarmourer.com/images/Ahlspiess2.jpg That's a weapon which became popular throughout central...
by lucasbu
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

please focus on the weapons and armor. using "knight" may have been a bad choice of word. here's a backstory that i had in mind. youngish blacksmith, who spend many years making weapons and armor for others. he gets tired living the same life as his father and his father before him so he decides to ...
by lucasbu
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 7044

Phil the Grips wrote: ...and to add to the above Fillipo Vadi shows a highly spceiallised sword that is designed purely for cracking armour- sort of a hilted crowbar with spiked tip, pommel and hilt- purely for use in the lists.
can you post some pictures?
by lucasbu
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

If you really want wierd think about parade armours and have a look at the Wallace Colelction stuff not to mention the helmet with spectacles used as the logo for the Royal Armouries at Leeds... As for weapons, there are some very wonderful poll axes/hammers around which would be right for Knightly...
by lucasbu
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23990

bizarre weapons and armor

what are the most eccentric/weird weapons used in second half of 15th century in central europe, or europe in general. i found only "lang messer" and axe/sword combinations. all other finds are fantasy stuff, which look nice but aren't usable for living history. if you know of any bizarre plate armo...