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by kael
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Purple dye
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Purple dye

There are 8 fragments of cloth with identified dyestuffs 'lichen purple' found in Viking-Age contexts in Britain. To quote the text from 16-22 Coppergate excavation reports: Perhaps the most significant of the dyes encountered is the one identified as lichen purple. There are a wide range of lichens...
by kael
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Reenactment Group - Legal Status
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Reenactment Group - Legal Status

And remember, if your society charges fees to clients for events, you're liable to pay Corporation Tax, even if you are unincorporated. (Pre 2011, there was a £10k allowance before you had to, but not any more...). Becoming a ltd company takes away tax liabilities from individuals in the society for...
by kael
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Nine Mens Morris
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: Nine Mens Morris

I'm not familiar with the literary evidence/lack of evidence mentioned above, but there are several extant Morris boards from the Viking Age: Gokstad (Norway) Bergen (Norway) Arby (Sweden) Toftanes (Faroe Islands - Viking are believed to have introduced the game here EDIT - actually here is a thread...
by kael
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Redcoats and Revolutionaries - Late 18th Century
Replies: 8
Views: 2957

Re: Redcoats and Revolutionaries - Late 18th Century Re-Enac

Bump.

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by kael
Fri May 22, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Leather waistcoat for workmen
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Leather waistcoat for workmen

Ooo interesting. What's the source for a period leather sleeved waistcoat? Sounds like a project.
by kael
Tue May 19, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Leather waistcoat for workmen
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Leather waistcoat for workmen

I've not come across a leather waistcoat, but there are examples of leather aprons that attach to the top button of a waistcoat and tie at the back, and full length leather aprons that have an integral shoulder/neck strap worn over a shirt and waistcoat.
by kael
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Redcoats and Revolutionaries - Late 18th Century
Replies: 8
Views: 2957

Re: Redcoats and Revolutionaries

We've grown a bit! Now have 2 decent sections for the 17th and Lexington Militia, and are looking to grow! We have established relationships with kit suppliers and can get a full kit out pretty quickly now, email alan@redsandrevs.co.uk for more info, or take a look at our website: http://www.redsand...
by kael
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: ANOTHER Viking shield creation thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: ANOTHER Viking shield creation thread.

Is this purely for battle re-enactment, or a replica? I ask because the construction will be very different from the fragments of originals that exist. Generally, re-enactment shields are plywood (3-ply tends to work best for durability), with an oversized steel boss pinned with domed-rivets, or squ...
by kael
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo-saxon sun hat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3080

Re: anglo-saxon sun hat?

I'd be really interested in finding any manuscripts with head wear - apart from helmets and the occasional hood, I've never seen an identifiable hat on a contemporary viking age illumination (but let's face it, I haven't seen them all - yet!). When it was mentioned above that there might be a brimme...
by kael
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 'Off the shelf' swords?
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Wieland Forge (facebook) (Website) - Jason makes good swords, fast turnaround, hard wearing.
by kael
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 3768

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

Biggest problem though I think is that hardly any medieval reenactors actually consider how religious they should be. or have some idea that paganism was allowed. It's interesting you should say that - it's my experience that some people are uncomfortable with the whole idea, or simply press their ...
by kael
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 3768

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

I guess in re-enactment we try and present drama as much as just showing a particular facet of religious ceremony. A full Catholic mass is pretty dull for the general punter and re-enactor alike which is why it's seldom done. We have tried other set-pieces though. For example, a public excommunicati...
by kael
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 3768

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

We've been displaying an Anglo-Saxon ecclesia for years, but sadly our Abbot is retiring, so I expect it to fall by the wayside :( He portrayed a Benedictine Abbot, and there are several monks and nuns who do things like candle making, leechdoms and calligraphy, but don't really look after the churc...
by kael
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HNEFATAFL
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: HNEFATAFL

by kael
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HNEFATAFL
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: HNEFATAFL

Photo on 09-10-2014 at 19.52.jpg Interestingly, my missus has just said that the possible hnefatafl board is actually on the back, and the front is a morris board. The original is also missing the detailing which designated the starting positions of the pieces which is a common motif that the recon...
by kael
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HNEFATAFL
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: HNEFATAFL

I expect that's based ont he Toftanes Eysturoy excavation (10thC) - a board appears to have been carved into a platter or serving bowl, though it's criss-crossed pattern could be a board, it's very irregular. I don't believe any pieces were found with it. Here's some (terrible webcam) photos: (attac...
by kael
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HNEFATAFL
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: HNEFATAFL

My advice would be to avoid anything that looks like a chopping board attacked by a dremel, sets with elaborate pyrography, or anything too fancy really (eg, all glass sets, pewter or brass pieces, resin cast replicas almost always have mould lines and aren't to scale, or are based on 200 years too ...
by kael
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?

Are you sorted now mate? :)
by kael
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Vikings!! (or Saxons!) Near Leicester?

Hi ryan, have sent you a PM.
by kael
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for Anglo-Saxon Groups in or around Coventry
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Looking for Anglo-Saxon Groups in or around Coventry

Vikings of Middle England (Viking age Saxon contingent) and Wulfingas (Migration period Saxon) are up in Leicester.
by kael
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups

Speaking of the Lexington, there's a training weekend on 12th/13th October at Avoncroft Open Air Museum (Bromsgrove). There's a bunch of Rev War groups going and it's open to the public during the day if you want to pop over and say hello.
by kael
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: lang sax? long sax? lang seax? long seax?
Replies: 33
Views: 11453

Re: lang sax? long sax? lang seax? long seax?

Hi, i have been for quite many reenacting with jomsviking group, and personally i think a good balenced longseax with type C pommel is the fastest striking weapon. Type C pommel helps your wrist bounce bach longseax to position ready to strike or defend again. A normal or unbalanced sword helps in ...
by kael
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: New Group Ratae Militia
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: New Group Ratae Militia

Glad it's coming along!
by kael
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Help-my sword needs a name!
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

Re: Help-my sword needs a name!

find a good kenning?
by kael
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vikings Of Middle England
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Vikings Of Middle England

Awesome, thanks!
by kael
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Interested in joining Re enactment Group East Mids
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: Interested in joining Re enactment Group East Mids

If you're interested in joining a new group (leicester, american war of independance), check out Redcoats and Revolutionaries
by kael
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Crusade: Nationwide 11th to 13th Century Society.
Replies: 27
Views: 5588

Re: Crusade: Nationwide 11th to 13th Century Society.

Properly taking off now! :thumbup:
by kael
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: British camp scene 1780 colour version / detail
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: British camp scene 1780 colour version / detail

What book is this from?

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