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by KeithFarrell
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB Norwegian langseax
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: WTB Norwegian langseax

I'll send you a message in just a moment :)
by KeithFarrell
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: chainmail standard
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Sold: chainmail standard

The standard has now sold.
by KeithFarrell
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: chainmail standard
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Sold: chainmail standard

It's amazing just how well old re-enactment gear can hide itself in boxes and bags around a flat... While looking for something entirely different, I came across this old chainmail standard I had been knitting a few years ago. It is made from blackened rings, butted, and doesn't have any leather or ...
by KeithFarrell
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Review: "The Talhoffer Society" by Mike Edelson
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

Review: "The Talhoffer Society" by Mike Edelson

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5650c3d5e4b08f0af88a0080/t/56953459df40f3e955613636/1452618874411/?format=150w "The Talhoffer Society" by Michael Edelson is truly one of the best works of fiction that I have read in the last few years. Over the last two years in particular, I have b...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Review: Collinge and Clark Book Store
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Review: Collinge and Clark Book Store

Written by Ben Kerr, posted on http://historical-academy.co.uk/blog/2014/08/08/collinge-and-clark-review/ -------------------- This week I was asked to review a bookseller whom we were unfortunate enough to have to work with in the process of acquiring the antique books as part of the Roworth fundra...
by KeithFarrell
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 8729

Re: How to carry a claymore?

The term claymore always seems to refer to the basket-hilted broadsword in the literature from the 17th and 18th century - it seems to be only in the 19th century that people started using the term to refer to the twa-handit sword. I would be fascinated to see any evidence to the contrary if anyone ...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatise
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatis

Our second purchase arrived, and here is another video! Albeit, rather unscripted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PpUBOBHupk Thank you very much for your generosity in contributing to the campaign. We have managed to achieve our initial goal of purchasing the 1798 Art of Defence on Foot by Charles...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatise
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatis

I will post a few updates rolled into one here, since things moved very swiftly over the last few days and I haven't had a chance until now to disseminate the information. FUTURE OF THE CAMPAIGN I am very happy to say that our campaign to purchase the 1798 copy of Roworth's "The Art of Defence ...
by KeithFarrell
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatise
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatis

Yesterday the Academy of Historical Arts launched its first crowdfunding campaign to purchase a 1798 edition of Roworth's "The Art of Broadsword on Foot". Within 4 hours, we had reached and exceeded our goal due to the generosity of our various contributors. The treatise has now been bough...
by KeithFarrell
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatise
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Crowdfunding campaign for Roworth's 1798 fencing treatise

https://images.indiegogo.com/medias/1460702/primary_pictures/full/20140623053927-Roworth_Campaign.jpg The Academy of Historical Arts has just launched its first online crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo. Please take a minute to check it out. An original copy of Roworth's 1798 "The Art of...
by KeithFarrell
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Hi everyone, I am happy to announce that the website for the Academy of Historical Arts has just received a major update and facelift. It is now much better looking, much easier to update, and contains much more (and better!) information than before. The library section is particularly good, with a ...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Having just joined this forum I wasn't aware of your organisation, but I must say you have done Scotland proud. I don't think I'd be good at the more martial arts side of things but would like to know if you'd accept a fellow Celt (although highly unlikely to ever attend due to distance) who would ...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

The Academy of Historical Arts has opened a new club in Helensburgh, just outside Glasgow, with the intention of studying the Scottish martial arts. The club had its opening night earlier this week and drew participants with ages ranging from 12 - 24. There is already quite a lot of interest in the ...
by KeithFarrell
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 2772

Re: Sausages

sausage = pudding = meat in a skin sack. We call them sausages, but they were also called puddings and sausages. Hence black and white puddings. Made famous by the famous jouster Marx Walter who had three sausages impaled on his helmet, tru dat. (later but v. amusing) The Marx Walther turnierbuch i...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Words to historical war chants
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

Re: Words to historical war chants

Thanks behanner, that has been the most helpful response so far :)
by KeithFarrell
Mon May 21, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Words to historical war chants
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

Words to historical war chants

I am posting this message on behalf of one of the other instructors in my group who does not have an account here. Does anyone know of historical war chants (from any period of history), specifically does anyone know the words for these chants?
by KeithFarrell
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A new translation of Lignitzer's sword and buckler
Replies: 0
Views: 599

A new translation of Lignitzer's sword and buckler

I have just finished a translation of the sword and buckler treatise of Andre Lignitzer, drawing from Dierk Hagedorn's transcription of the copy of the treatise in the Codex 44.A.8 (aka the Codex Danzig). The document shows the original transcription, my English translation, and also for the fun of ...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 5343

Re: History Blogs?

Today is the one year anniversary of Encased in Steel! A special anniversary review article has gone up on the blog to talk about how we have developed and moved forward over the last 12 months. We hope you will find it an interesting read, and please do go back through our archives to see if there ...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Stuff you can't sell !
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Stuff you can't sell !

I haven't heard anything since it was posted originally.
by KeithFarrell
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: E-Commerce Software
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: E-Commerce Software

I use ZenCart, which I think is the generation following OpenCart.
by KeithFarrell
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

The Academy of Historical Arts has opened a new club in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow with the intention of studying solely the Scottish martial arts. The Scostoun Broadsword Club will no doubt become a valuable component part of our Academy, and it is bringing the Academy's membership number up to ...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Stuff you can't sell !
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Stuff you can't sell !

I might actually have some bits and pieces kicking about that would suit you for this sort of thing. PM me with your email address, I will compile a list of my bits and pieces and send it over to you :)
by KeithFarrell
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork
Replies: 6
Views: 4392

Re: Valsgarde 6(ish) repli - my first attempt at metalwork

Very impressive! Nicely done :)
by KeithFarrell
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Assistance choosing a plate harness
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Assistance choosing a plate harness

I saw a thread on the MyArmoury forum yesterday that looks like it might be helpful for you. The thread contains images of plate harnesses from the 15th century, the photos taken in museums. I think the author of the thread did an excellent job of collating images! http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/view...
by KeithFarrell
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 10202

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

That is a very curved sword he is holding here... With a dirk on his hip, a musket at his side, and a pistol in his left hand. And a fairly martial moustache of course! I haven't seen many examples of this kind of sword in art or in museums, it would be interesting to find out a bit more about them...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 10202

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/robertamyot/museum/lwf0-2.jpg Alastair Grant Mohr, honorary Champion to the Laird of Grant, Painted by Richard Waitt That is a very curved sword he is holding here... With a dirk on his hip, a musket at his side, and a pistol in his left hand. And a fairly m...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Re: Looking for a good armourer

http://www.thearma.org/Manuals/Gladiatoria/11.jpg A Talhoffer harness. These guys are from the great mans earlier manuels, and are really cool looking. They mix later gothic with the Kastenbrust style, and would be perfect for making a fight demo step off the page. Those look like harnesses from th...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Re: Looking for a good armourer

Thanks for the links guys. I know this is going to be a costly affair, but beyond that I don't really know the process - this is the first time I have had both the money and inclination at the same time to make this kind of purchase, so any hints or tips or information will be more than welcome!
by KeithFarrell
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Looking for a good armourer

Hey all, a brief request for help! In the next few months I'm going to be looking to spring for a fully custom made plate harness, as will my colleague Ben. We are both looking for a gothic style harness, custom fitted to each of us; we don't want an off-the-shelf set of armour, unless of course it ...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 14832

Re: How Rude!!!

Interesting thread.. I think a lot of the comments here seem to hint at a common theme - that people have become too used to the price of goods that are mass-produced in the far east with cheap labour. I seem to constantly have a hard time convincing people new to re-enactment that a lot of traders...

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