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by Brian la Zouche
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching / Wearing an Arrow Bag
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Attaching / Wearing an Arrow Bag

[quote="Alan E"]Evidence for archers using arrow bags at all is ... scarce :P . See http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28637&p=332312&hilit=arrow+bag#p332312 for a discussion (which seems to have concluded with a statement that evidence isn't all it's cr...
by Brian la Zouche
Wed May 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Carrying arrows in the belt
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Carrying arrows in the belt

when i did LH at a local manor house a few shoved ( fletching uppermost ) in the belt worked fine, although i didn't use any barbed headed shafts for obvious reasons, (this also didn't work with battlefield blunts) i've found barbed or blunts carried in almost anyway usually ended up with some being...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri May 03, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Smaller Bow Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Smaller Bow Strings

ah bless............. its great people have different views and thoughts............ :crazy: other wise the world would be very boring
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Re: How about a sticky "guidelines to historical discussion"

i find it very hard to get over in print what i'm actually asking. a couple of years ago i had brought a padded gambeson ( jack, or whatever you call it ) and i found that while trying to draw a longbow the elbow was too restrictive, so i wondered if a short sleeved one was historical correct, and p...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Smaller Bow Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: Smaller Bow Strings

'half length string' ............... hmmmmmmmmm chocolate teapot comes to mind

and > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archer's_paradox or for a more in depth explaination >

http://www.bio.vu.nl/thb/users/kooi/kosp97.pdf
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Wisby 1361 / 2011 - the video!
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Battle of Wisby 1361 / 2011 - the video!

well 1 thumb would not have done it justice, and i can't do 2 thumbs without wanting to lean on a juke box and go 'heyyyyyyyyyyyy'

:P
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Wisby 1361 / 2011 - the video!
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Battle of Wisby 1361 / 2011 - the video!

loved it, must have been great fun, not only for the re-enactors but the public :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 12922

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

I still agree with 'dont rush off and buy anything', and I would say chosing a group is as important as chosing kit, if the group you join has poor standards of kit, then it goes without saying they will also suggest to you kit which is also of a 'low standard', I've been lucky with medieval groups ...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 5560

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

langley, please dont think i was being critical, i always find any subject relating to archery of interest, and i think it was colin ( appologies if it wasnt ) who said to me ''get 2 re-enctors together and you will get 3 different opinions'' :-D Alan, my intial thought was that this would relate to...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 5560

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

although historically i cant say yay or nay, my OWN thoughts would be that if a bow needed 'fine' tillering, then any archer who had trained long enough to get taken on campaign wouldnt find this a drawback and no need to bother, and if a bow needed 'major' work on tillering then i'd have thought an...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Question re Pole arms and the like !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: Question re Pole arms and the like !!!

a friend of mine in Holland sent me measurments of a 14thc glaive in a museum, ash shaft length 6'6'' , 2'' square but the corners had been rounded off, with two opposing edges taken down more than the other two to give a sort of oval diamond shape, it seems this shape prevents the two blade fixing ...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 5560

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

[quote="Rchave"] I reckon that if the thickness of the string was their only limiting factor, they'd have just made the strings thicker :)[/quote] that would mean discounting the MR shafts nock sizes then ? I find the MR finds both good and bad, they really give us so much detail, but as m...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: colour me poor
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

colour me poor

okay this my sound a daft question, ( although one teacher told me the only daft questions are those people dont ask ) I saw recently a comment on another topic about townsfolk/ villagers always portrayed on screen in brown clothing, so I'm wondering was there a colour dye used on wool that was 1, r...
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: how low are braies ?

brill guys ty, wasnt an issue with myself, but at least now i can tell anyone who asks in the future :-D


this forum rocks !

:thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: how low are braies ?

sorry yeah, seperate hose for the 14th century, i probby should have called the post 'how short are hose? ' :D what was asked and pointed out to me were knights etc who were wearing tunics etc, from the side and back you could see most with hose not much higher than just above the knee so their brai...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

how low are braies ?

At an event this weekend I was asked on both days by the public, why did the knights go around with their 'underpants' showing, I can't say I had ever noticed this before but when asked about this ( to which i replied sorry I dont know ) it was pretty obvious quite a few had hose either down to the ...
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 2787

Re: Helmets

[quote=" after all I can draw a picture of a tank, but you'd be ill advised to use it as a blue print to start your own tank corps (they'd be too many turrets to start with ;) ).

[/quote]
Sir, I hope you are not casting aspersions at my own design capability
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 2787

Re: Helmets

the 1st kettle helm I brought when using a half compass re-enactment bow & shaft ( and not at full draw ) the string did not touch the edge of the helm, . yet when using a longer and heavy full compass bow at full draw it did, although when looking around for a new kettle helm I did find the dia...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1364?
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1

[quote="frances"]If you were the wife of the fur dealer, wouldn't you want to wear the best his shop should obtain?[/quote]

and dont forget the 100's of shoes !!! :P
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

yes the one i intend to make is not one held while in combat, but more of a portable 'barricade'' moved and placed as required, my search on the net has come up with many listed as a pavise but shown being held like most people would imagine a shield to be. i was ( and will still do ) itending to tr...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

ty ..nice info, more to add to my collection :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

Phoenix .............. i picked up the xbow at the last ILHF, i dont recall the name of the two people trading, and this was on the floor along with a few other 2nd hand items. they did tell me who made the iron work and the stock but sorry i dont recall. i also thought it would be good to show the ...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 3091

Re: Looking for reenactment group

these guys are good, well worth checking out > http://www.armourialknights.co.uk/
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

yes Gregory, the 15th cent ones all seem to have very elaborate designs, however the few early ones i have been able to see are fairly plain. although i have not gone into detail as such on design/artwork, i am thinking of incorporating the colours of Carlo Grimaldi ( at Crecy ) . but other than tha...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

ty Gregory, the 3 plank one sounds fairly easy to make, so i may try experimenting with that come the new year, i'll try planks, but i'm also guessing if plywood was used once covered it would look the part, the 'rounded' type of gully would probby too hard for wood working skills, but its always fu...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

ty Anthony, yes that is one of the many sites i have checked out over the last week or so, although all those i saw were 15thc
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

info needed for 14th Cent pavise

Having obtained a crosbow this year, it prompted me to think of starting a new project, = a pavise, after doing countless hours of web searching I have so far come across 2 pics of 14th cent surviving pavises both look slightly curved with no center gully, as all the 15th cent ones seem to have, and...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 5560

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

re your inital questions, these are the same questions i have also asked myself i cant quote where i read it, or how authentic the writers research was, but i did read that due to some poor quality items being received that it was stated that arrow smiths /bowers ( i dont recall reading fletchers be...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Fletchings
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Fletchings

:D
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: repro food
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: repro food


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