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by Andreas
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: the most composite harness ever?
Replies: 8
Views: 6824

Re: the most composite harness ever?

Targe by Steven Lawton.
by Andreas
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: German square tailed sallet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: German square tailed sallet?

by Andreas
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: German square tailed sallet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: German square tailed sallet?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... ._1495.jpg

"Rennhut", i.e. helmet for the "Scharfrennen" joust of war. Made for the court of Maximilian I., 1495, exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
by Andreas
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Re: The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Stuart, the guy in the video is Joram van Essen. If the name doesn't ring a bell, he's a very long-standing and rather illustrious member of the international jousting community, won the Queen's Jubilee Horn once and the Sword of Honour with the Burgundian team a few times. As to his armour, it was ...
by Andreas
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Beautiful video to promote Germany's first proper medieval tournament in 500 years. What do people think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PX_yiGpfWU
by Andreas
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Brigandine" question
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: "Brigandine" question

Not sure what it looks like in the film.

I would look into coat-of-plates if I was you. Starting 1230/40ish and reaching into the early 15th century.
by Andreas
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 6770

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

I recall a discussion where it was proposed that the rowel spurs would hurt the horse less than the solid pric spurs as you couldn't bring so much force to bear on them. I've heard a similar statement about the use of spurs in general. That statement was trying to make a point that using spurs woul...
by Andreas
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: teutonic banner 1222?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Re: teutonic banner 1222?

Oh, and I would not recommend asking the actual Teutonic Order regarding reenactment stuff :)
by Andreas
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: teutonic banner 1222?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Re: teutonic banner 1222?

Have a look at http://www.milites-theutonici.de This is my old group in Germany. They reenact Teutonic Order 1223. To our knowledge the correct field banner would either be the black cross on white, or for elevated stations the black cross with the golden cross of Jerusalem overlaid (as shown on the...
by Andreas
Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Sword Lockets
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: 13th Century Sword Lockets

I agree with Colin, to my knowledge metal "lockets" (correct term?) are coming into use during the 14th century. 13th century scabbards are pretty famous for being connected to the belt by intricate leather knotwork. The scabbard itself often runs out in a leather triangle covering the qui...
by Andreas
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 49596

This is a fantastic thread. Really enjoy your crests, guys!
by Andreas
Sun May 31, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 4024

I quite like the photography. I think you should come and photograph one of our shows, too :) As for period: They are stringmail showriders, not reenactors or living historians. Thus: No period and no attempt at even remote historical educational value, just show/fun. There are some very very awesom...
by Andreas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wearing plate on top of maille or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Greaves should be worn over full maille chausses during pretty much the entire first half of the 14th century to my knowledge (ref. Ulrich Lehnart "Spaetgotik I" or brass of Sir John d'Abernoun). The "cobs" your pictures are showing in the full-metal form pretty much exactly as y...
by Andreas
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: kenilworth 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Now, thats a set of pictures and a half. Fantastic!
Looks like real :)
by Andreas
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh pics+vid
Replies: 64
Views: 9436

Bogwoppit, just out of interest - is that Mark Atkinson's Tad you were riding?
by Andreas
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14498

Wow, he's actually in there...

Must ask him for an autograph!
by Andreas
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14498

Jason wrote:I was honoured to raise a spark from his helm.


I heard about that.

You are a maniac. :!:
by Andreas
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14498

Oh dear...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: "Sean of the Telly" is Sean George (riding as the Maltese knight Giorgio Francesco Azzopardi, Baron of Buleben), a web-designer/actor/stuntman who jousts with Destrier and for Griffin Historical (and, yes, he still does). The first picture you posted however i...
by Andreas
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14498

'...An extremely handsome man!' Oh is he so! :twisted: Dammit I wish I was there!!! Well, should you be interested in the further exploits of the most venerable Sir James de Kingsley, I suggest you have a look in the 'News' section at http://www.destrierpro.org - there is two more EH Tudor Jousts t...
by Andreas
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gloucester 19/20 April - EventPlan
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Some on flickr as well, amongst others this very happy one of Master Harley:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dog-n-dub/2426883843/
by Andreas
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Mark,

Very interesting your remarks on using super-thick mild steel for solid lance jousting - if I understood that correctly.

Any chance of seeing a picture of your 15th century harness you mention? Which helmet are you using? Frogmouth? Who made it?
by Andreas
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Well, good luck to you.
by Andreas
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: To spring or not to spring?
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Hi Zachos, I personally am jousting in mild steel, and am quite happy with it - although thinking heavily about upgrading. The reason why spring comes up more and more is on one hand simple availability - neither Vickers nor West did spring two to three years ago (to my knowledge) - and on the other...
by Andreas
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Maciejowski bible
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

I would agree with Colin and go for an early kettlehat, especially for an orders sergeant. Several German manuscripts show kettlehats with assembled four-piece calotte at least as early as 1220. And I find it hard to imagine that even in the West the kit given out to professional Templars and Hospit...
by Andreas
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bi-parti hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

Re Marcus: :) Nothing to do with you mate, am just interested in the general commonality of parti clothing in that period. If I was you and fancied parti hose, I would just go for it and when asked talk about German fashion. I myself wear as said a parti doublet at times, which I kind of explain via...
by Andreas
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bi-parti hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

My apologies for picking this up again, but parti fashion genuinely interests me, as I own a parti silk doublet which I seek to justify a bit better. As Britnell was mentioned twice, I got his book 2nd hand from Amazon. I belief you are both referring to the illustration from "Apollonius of Tyre", d...
by Andreas
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bi-parti hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

It was my belief that bi-coloured garments were predominantly a 14th century affair coming out of fashion by about 1420 in pretty much all of Northern Europe? Book is out of the house, so might be mistaken on the exact decade. Wallpaintings posted two posts earlier fit to that, btw. Obviously the ol...
by Andreas
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4402

Oh, and I would be SO keen on a proper siege battle in this country. Thats why I quite enjoyed doing Templecombe of all events...

AND was seriously tempted to take to the field in Balcombe.
by Andreas
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4402

Well, as Herzberg is in Germany, it is a VERY different show (because reenactment in Germany is VERY different). However, it usually centres around 1250, but is really quite multiperiod. The LH camp is normally set up as a timeline. You would walk into the great migrations when you walk in, and then...
by Andreas
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4402

I would agree with the other posters - a question for which there is no true answer, really. The talk about Bosworth however has prompted a reaction in my little brain, so here we go: My very personal opinion. Like numerous other ladies and gentlemen on this forum I have fought in and been present a...

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