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by Velund
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Acoustic Guitar?

Unlikely. The acoustic guitar in its modern understanding evolved through 13-16cc. in Spain. Though it does not exclude existence of other string instruments at that time, there are some mentions of them in sagas, as far as I remember. There are a couple of bands in Scandinavia who try to recreate t...
by Velund
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbow bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 4361

Re: Crossbow bolts

1. How do I go about " bellying" the dowel I'm using and what was the purpose if this (i noticed in the illustrations above only a few we bellied so wasn't sure if it was a necessity for period accuracy) It seems to improve aerodynamics as it balances the arrow and makes it more streamlin...
by Velund
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates

O, yes! That's a hit)! Thanx, I'll know where to look for it when I need it. Does this mean we will be seeing some late C16th pieces of armour for sale on your site soon? :thumbup: Actually, an individual piece of armour may be made if one needs it. There is a kind of crisis in our armoury now - ar...
by Velund
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates

O, yes! That's a hit)!
Thanx, I'll know where to look for it when I need it.
by Velund
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbow bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 4361

Re: Crossbow bolts

I have a book by Ralph Payne-Gallwey called "The book of Crossbows", here are some pictures from there taken from various medieval manuscripts. Crossbow arrows, the first 7 are the battle ones. The rest is for hunting. http://storagestart2.divshare.com/launch.php?f=13800932&s=fee&i...
by Velund
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Medieval bronze casting
Replies: 9
Views: 5403

Re: Medieval bronze casting

Really cool!
We never tried doing like this though we are quite experienced casters, I'd say.
by Velund
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Man with a thatched roof on his head
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Man with a thatched roof on his head

Yes, the hats of the Turkmen and Caucasian papakhas are made of sheepskin. Anyway, some of them look the same as the hat on your pic. http://www.turkmenistaninfo.ru/_data/images/213_socium-600.jpg http://pohodd.ru/images/product_images/thumbnail_images/104_0.jpg http://www.goldmoscow.com/pict/091020...
by Velund
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Man with a thatched roof on his head
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Man with a thatched roof on his head

This hat looks very much like the ethnic hats of peasants of the 19th century and earlier in Western Ukraine, Romania, Moldavia. Can't find any pics on the Inet but I saw these hats myself. Caucasian (papakha) and Turkmen great hats are made the same way just have different shape - more cylindrical.
by Velund
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 7047

Re: Crimean Russians

Here are links I've found from the Russian Internet. I hope they 'll help though there's all in Russian there. Good pictures of the main Russian units' uniform. In Russian. http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/3317942/post113330333/ А page from a Russian forum where questions of Krimean War reenactment ...
by Velund
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Viking Bronze, Brass, Pewter Casting.
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Viking Bronze, Brass, Pewter Casting.

We make lots of cast brass stuff, Viking time presented as well.

http://www.armourandcastings.com/
by Velund
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lever harps
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Lever harps

I thought that was probably the case. Thanks for confirming for me! :) Do you play? If so I'd be interested to hear your takes on the subject...I'm rather out of practice due to uni commitments and the fact that my dear friend and harp teacher has an 18 month old and another arriving shortly - I'm ...
by Velund
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lever harps
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Lever harps

Since I am a long time harp music addict, from my knowledge I may conclude that harp levers most likely appeared in mid 20th c. with the harp (and the folkmusic) revival. Ancient Celtic harpers' tradition died in 19c. What we normally have now - it is modern approach actually grown on nearly nothing...
by Velund
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ball buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: ball buttons

Ball buttons seem not to change in time).

A batch from 20 pieces from us goes for $1.5 (~£1) + shipping.
Come over if no other variants.
by Velund
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ball buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: ball buttons

What does it look like?
Like this?
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by Velund
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s

So - brass sheet it is then. Got the snips and a file today. This is kinda fun! For rivets... I've a friend who does aircraft repair, and they use soft domed yellowish metal rivets. Would borrowing a couple from him work for this as well - or do I need to look for a rod of some kind to cut down?) I...
by Velund
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 7421

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

Hahaha), Thanx for details, Karen. I really been thinking for the long time it is a man called Lars Datter :roll: ).
Anyway thank you very much for it! It is really helpful!
by Velund
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg

WOW! THE SITE SEEMS TO BE WORKING !
It is translated into English and French.

http://www.grunwald1410.pl/
by Velund
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: belt buckle attachement, c. 1380s

Look here too:
http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showcat.php?cat=191
Both cases are presented.
by Velund
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

It's killer spurs - both for horses and humans. Using incautiously one may catch someone tragically onto one of these needles... :wtf:

P.S. If I were a horse I would never let a human with this murder weapon on come any close to me.
by Velund
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/l/e/leatherworker/St.Olof__s-spurs1564_2.jpg http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/l/e/leatherworker/St.Olof__s-spurs1564.jpg St.Olof's Spurs from Swedish History Museum. Seeing this... a horse should run away far and fast... Or were caparisons of the time so thick? It 's a bit OT - 1...
by Velund
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 7421

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

Hello Velund could you please post a date for the pictures? I'm pretty sure the right hand one is Duerer, and painted in the early 16th century, but where is the other one from? The shape of a woman's purse depends on the time period your going for, a 14th century almoner purse will look slightly o...
by Velund
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Battle of Grunwald/Zilgaris/Tannenberg

There is the official site of the event but it is not working just now. It says, "sorry, the service is temporarily unavailable".
http://www.grunwald1410.pl/
by Velund
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 20356

Re: narvek

He'd had good rest :crazy:, I see!
by Velund
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Ebay masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: Ebay masterpiece

To add some good goggles and sell to a biker...

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by Velund
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 20356

Re: narvek

Hi)! This man in stocks on the very first pictures - how long did you keep him there? You seem to really have fun at your events)! I had a thought it would be a good practice to lock those who behave wrong at events in stocks for some time). This man - was he then executed) :thumbdown: ? I think I '...
by Velund
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hi-res picture wanted!
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Hi-res picture wanted!

It seems to me I am too late but anyway, here it goes):
Really interesting purce.
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by Velund
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 7421

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

Greetings all! There is a book on leather pouches - both girdle and frame as well as many other kinds, as far as I know the only one on the subject, it is "Purces in Pieces" by Olaf Goubitz. Here: http://www.amazon.com/Purses-Pieces-Archaeological-16th-century-Netherlands/dp/9089320040 Thi...
by Velund
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.
Replies: 26
Views: 13330

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.

I have a question. I am a maker and produce a lot of reenactment stuff both serial (if it might be called so) and individual. Should I be posting it to taders section or it is possible to do here. I regularly have some individual things made in which lots of people may be interested, is it allowed t...

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