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by DomT
Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Grossdeutschland (www.gdrecon.co.uk)
Replies: 42
Views: 8331

And as to it not being worth posting on this site:-

Quite a few of us are multi-period types and I for one despite being a pointy stick brigade am seriously considering a WWII kit and loadout.

In fact my last gig was a bit modern for you....
by DomT
Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 2937

I'm glad I wasnt the only one thinking that Sally and Craig!

I was just waiting for the examples to be sure.......however I still would like to see the examples.
by DomT
Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 2937

Indeed.
You dont have to name names but give us examples please?
by DomT
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 4921

I think we can all agree on reasons why. The period? I think it's often down to who you meet. I spent a happy decade doing Dark Age. Too much reading Beowulf and reading 'The Marsh King' and 'The Namesake' as a kid plus a DA soc on campus. In the end I moved away from the area where my original grou...
by DomT
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: please dont hurt me
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Gutherie>
We didnt kill him, we EXECUTED him on the crowdline.

The MOPS loved it.
by DomT
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Indeed. Marcus is probably right in that its allmost certainly never going to make a difference. However that one time in a million is worth spending a few extra quid in my book. Accidents happen. I've seen far to many and at least two of them were reduced to 'Wow that could have been really nasty' ...
by DomT
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 957

As a aside there were some SHARP arrows found on the field at Joust. No doubt left over from a display or some impromtu after hours target practise. Now I'm not saying this happened at Joust but I HAVE seen in the past a scurrier pick up a sharp in amongst a bunch of blunts and accidently return it ...
by DomT
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Identifying a blade - Bayonet
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

From a legal point of view its much better to have something lesssssss deadly looking by your front door. Like a 18 Cell Maglite or a shield. 'I was forced to defend myself with this torch, the unfortunate hospitalisation/death of the afore mentioned chav was a tragic accident ...' works a lot bette...
by DomT
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: USE OF THIS FORUM
Replies: 6
Views: 5117

There's been at least one case of trader x saying "Is trader y still knocking out over priced cheap tat for gulible fools?" Given that nobody wants to be accused of 'knocking out cheap tat' especially here in front of how many possible customers the reference was quickly removed. That sort of thing ...
by DomT
Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: "Shrub"
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Still served in most Cornish pubs (normaly with Rum Hicks 125 proof or Pussers for choice, normal 40% types just cant cut through the sweetness of shrub) Shrub is a cordial made by mixing various herbs with sugar and brandy. http://www.bizrate.co.uk/partysupplies/oid376451153__nwylf--.html If you go...
by DomT
Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Slippy soles
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

I have provenance of the bits of 'something' that might be thonging tied uder the shoes for grip. Agreed though it can be uncomfortable. Le Prevo sells hobnails if anyone needs any. They do make walking on concrete or tarmac a good comedy moment for eveyone else but work a treat on grass as previous...
by DomT
Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 8419

Me too. I wasnt there so cant be in the piccies of doooooom.
by DomT
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 2820

No worries William. I am mostly late medieval these days. However I mess around in Early Medieval, pre Conquest, 18thC and 20/21st Millitary* as well. I'm trying to give up Norman/Vike stuff but I keep getting talked into 'one more show'. Anyone got a source of those 'half hose'? Make a good pressie...
by DomT
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 2820

Trouble with footed hose is that they wear out before the rest of the hose do.

For under armour I prefer single leg hose and socks.

For posh kit I wear by higher better boots so its not a problem.


Plus I dont just do late medieval. :)
by DomT
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 2820

Well I for one cant afford £500+ for a pair of socks. However when pulling on my hand sewn hose, brays, pourpoint, linen shirt and such I get to footware, look at the fantastic boots I have and have to hunt round for a pair of socks that wont show over them I get a bit niggled. I'd like a more authe...
by DomT
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 2820

Acid question:-

How much?

I'd quite like a pair or two.
by DomT
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 3482

Consider going back to 'core values'. What got you in this lark in the first place? As I recall it was reading the ingredients of stuff Daisy was eating. Ok. Well you arnt alone. Hit the schools. Schools need to make £ out of their pupils selling snacks and food. Thanks to Jamie Oliver they really d...
by DomT
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: KOVEX ARS
Replies: 18
Views: 1680

This was discussed awhile back.

They is good. I dont have one but I know people who do and they've put them througth a couple of hard seasons with no major signs of wear.

Recomended by several regular long term posters who are fond of their swords and have tried a lot of different blades.
by DomT
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 5099

Sorry wrong then again you looking at it with reenactment goggles on a properly constructed padded armour is a bit more than a couple of layers of linen. Its armour in its own right and it will absorb arrows and when combined with maille offer excellent protection to a well equipped warrior. Just t...
by DomT
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fruit scrolls
Replies: 19
Views: 2642

Just dont eat a entire Eldaberry scroll.
by DomT
Thu May 25, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: General History
Topic: protecting armour from rust
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Traditionaly a mixture of Olive oil, wood ash and fine sand was used to clean armour.

I would imagine Olive Oil was more for the rich and yer average soldier might well use some other form of animal grease/oil.
by DomT
Fri May 19, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 1875

Fantastic Work.

Hope all is well with you.



(and sewing yourself up is the most alarming feeling, I dont recomend it)
by DomT
Wed May 10, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 7270

You would think so but it happens. oh Yes. I'm happy to know at least 4 armourers well and another couple well enough to have a few beers with (or get woken up in the middle of the night to rescue them for A&E :roll: ). I've had to explain to at least two of 'em that they cant 'borrow' anothers...
by DomT
Fri May 05, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mdieval Fingerloop Braids
Replies: 26
Views: 2348

Likewisr. Arrived today.
by DomT
Thu May 04, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Only justification I've ever heard for vertical poles is as a defese against arrows....I'd really like to see that tried however.

But in hand to hand combat, I agree.
by DomT
Tue May 02, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3746

John Seymour There were a lot of books pushed out on various crafts, 'the good life', etc etc under his name. All showed illustrations of the 'perfect' croft or small holding and encouraged lots of hard work and doing things the right way etc. Visted the actual small holding and found it rough as ra...
by DomT
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

I've certainly cooked bacon that way... Or dig a hole, line it in clay (or stick a cauldron in it if you're lazy), fill with water. Take your ham, beef joint etc and wrap in leaves and twince. Boil water by chucking hot rocks in, fishing rocks out to reheat as needed. Works nicely and again makes a ...
by DomT
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

nige> When we did the Clay thing we didnt put it in a pot...just raked the fire out of the way, covered it in embers and raked the fire back into it's new position.

made a very succulent fish. Remeber to leave an airgap or the thing might explode!
by DomT
Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

backed in clay in the embers of a fire works very well also.
by DomT
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suppliers of REAL biccys n oat cakes
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Picked up some rather nice chilli biscuits the other day.

I'll dig out the maker tonight...in fact i think some Cornish blue cheese and chilli crackers sorts out tonights tea...

Edit>

http://www.finecheese.co.uk/

Red Hot Chilli Crackers.

Very nice.

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