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by Greg G.
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Finished (ish) at last! My new late 12C scabbard
Replies: 15
Views: 2645

Turned out great Brian! A wee bit o' work in those isn't there. The dyes will only shrink the leather a very small amount, so I wouldn't worry about that too much. The only thing I could say to do differently next time would be to use poplar instead of pine. The acids in pine resin can corrode your ...
by Greg G.
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Canon Law
Replies: 25
Views: 4580

This is a most interesting subject, especially as I portray late 12th early 13th C, and some of this is totally new to me. Thanks for bringing it up and for the great information! Being over on this side of the pond, it's been a real pain to locate a lot of the references I need for the time period,...
by Greg G.
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 12th-13th C axe haft length
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Thanks Mark. That's actually one of the plates the head was patterned off of. I think the 1.5m should be about right. I'm 1.9m tall, so it should be easy enough to carry.
by Greg G.
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4453

Nigel - Unfortunately we are moving next Spring, so a trip next year is not possible. BUT 'tis a thought for 2009 as we were planning on flying over then anyway!!! gregory23b - Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I have been in contact with a couple of the groups that frequent Armour Archive, but the closest ...
by Greg G.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 12th-13th C axe haft length
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

12th-13th C axe haft length

Have a new axe coming to complete the Crusader weapons. Patterned the head off the Maciejowski Bible plates, but not sure how long to make the shaft. The head is around 28cm tip to tip and 16cm haft to edge and is currently mounted on a 66cm haft. That seems a bit short to me, but I can't really tel...
by Greg G.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4453

OOooooooohhhh, it's when I see pics like this when I really begin to hate living in the states. We don't have jack over here for reenactment (except on the east coast for Revolutionary and Civil wars, blah), and the kits mostly suck big green donkey.....well, you know..... I see kits for everything ...
by Greg G.
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pre-800AD Scot underlings
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Area-wise I am looking at the northern regions; east (above Edinbourgh) which would have been Picts, the NW Caladonians, plus the Scotti in the Argyll area (the old Dalriada). Mid 6th C is the timeline we are needing. Thanks for the answers so far. I think we've found what we need, but I'm still ope...
by Greg G.
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pre-800AD Scot underlings
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Pre-800AD Scot underlings

Not withstanding the fact that they spoke gaelic during the time, does anyone have any ideas, or reference material, of what the underlings - both civie and military - of a Scots Laird would have been called? Happy to hear guesses, ideas, thoughts, etc. Many thanks!

-Greg
by Greg G.
Tue May 01, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5135

Zachos, No need in using a lot of harsh chemicals to rid yourself of the zinc. Soaking the mail in plain white vinager will do the trick. You may have to do it a couple of times to get it all off, but it does work. Just make sure you do it in a place that's open because the fumes that come off will ...

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