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by Talen
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Training in Bristol
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Training in Bristol

Hi, Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I'm looking to do some medieval sword training outside of shows, (as my group are based in Cornwall and I'm in Bristol) and I was wondering if there was any WOTR groups in the area that trained? I've tried HEMA but given the cost of kit and ho...
by Talen
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded armour company
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: Padded armour company

Sounds like an issue with the courier rather than the vendor. I picked up my jack from this company a few years ago and it's still a great piece of kit. It's been used and abused and still going strong, if a little grubbier with a unique aroma. Would definitely buy its replacement from the padded ar...
by Talen
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Mix and Match Armour

I find the same thing too whenever I explain armour to friends and family. My grandmother still thinks I'm putting myself in an immobile heating tincan no matter how many times I explain it. On another note, I picked up my padded jack this weekend from TORM and I'm really happy with it. It fits real...
by Talen
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Mix and Match Armour

I'd still like a bit of armour, just in case :wink: Thanks for all the advice and guidance everyone, I'm heading to TORM this weekend so will try on several different styles and go from there. Fingers crossed! I quite like A.S.H.'s stuff, but I think it may be some time before I can afford his armou...
by Talen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Thanks again for all the advice guys, I'll try a few more Sallets and see how I feel about them. I did see one on Ash's facebook page I actually quite liked before... lol so who knows, maybe I just haven't found it yet. I'll check that armoury at St. Georges out and see what they have. I'd like to r...
by Talen
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Wow, thanks for the indepth advice everyone. I hadn't researched that helmet at the time and had only found it while looking at barbutes at best armour, my question was a part of that, however while it is an authentic helm, sadly it seems that its a jousting helmet. The only source I could find for ...
by Talen
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Mix and Match Armour

Hi guys, Just a quick question about mixing different types of armour from the 15th Century for WOTR. I'm about to start buying my first pieces of armour, but I wanted to check first before I started buying parts. I have my eye on a visored Barbute at Best Armour (http://www.bestarmour.com/barbute_2...
by Talen
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Project Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Mail Project Advice

Cool, I look forward to seeing them =)
by Talen
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Butted or Rivetted Maille?
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Butted or Rivetted Maille?

Hi, I'm pretty new to the hobby as well, but from my understanding butted is acceptable so long as you call it butted. Really maille should be riverted, however alot of groups accept butted as well. If you are already in a group or are thinking of joining a group, I'd speak to them to find out what ...
by Talen
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

That's great thanks guys =) I've invested in a Padded Jack from the Padded Armour company after meeting with them and discussing things in details at TORM. Will hopefully be picking it up at the next TORM. As to armour, I'm thinking I'll invest in a basic breastplate for now and then save the pennie...
by Talen
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Project Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Mail Project Advice

Thanks for all the advice and help guys. I think as much as I'd like to have a go with riverted mail, I don't have the tools to make it and I don't have the place or the tools to make the tools to make it. When I'm not in rented accom though I will go back and look into it. In the mean time I think ...
by Talen
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Project Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Mail Project Advice

Hi, About a month a go when a friend of my girlfriend's mum found out I had started renacting he gave me a bag of loose butted mail and his old butted mail gloves that he used to use when he was renacting a few years ago. The gloves are brilliant and have helped me alot as I currently do not have an...
by Talen
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

I'm araid I don't know anyone yet with that level of expertise, but I agree making it yourself is definitely better.
by Talen
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

That's great thanks! I haven't decided yet where to get it from so I will seriously consider those. Does anyone have any reviews of them or any other continent based companies? Due to the reduced cost I have been looking at several, for both the padded jack and the helmet I want to get (I've decided...
by Talen
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 7942

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

Hmm those are very good points Tod, thanks for the advice. I think having one is definitely a good idea for various reasons, but as you say they were not the main piece of kit and from what I gather there isn't much evidence to support them. Even so, would it not be likely that they would be worn wh...
by Talen
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK

Ah fair enough then, I wondered why I was having difficulty tracking any info down for that school. have pm'd you =)
by Talen
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 7942

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

Ah thanks for answering that about the pourpoint guys. I was going to get one earlier in the year when it was so unbearingly hot, but overheard someone denoucing them as authentic kit, so I held off. But as said here, how do we really know what was being worn by various people of various ages and so...
by Talen
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK

That's great thanks guys! I've contacted the glamorgan school and have heard back from the academy now. Thanks for all your help =)
by Talen
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 712

European Martial Arts in Wales, UK

Hi, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I wasn't sure where to put it so placed in the section where I renact. I was just wondering if anyone knows anywhere where European/Western/English Martial Arts are taught in Wales? I've found one called the Academy of Historical Fencing http://historica...
by Talen
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 7942

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

This has been a really interesting thread to read, though there seems to be a range of views on what is and is not acceptable for males to wear during this period. I don't think though that it's unfair to say that depending on what would be worn at any given time would depend on a number of factors,...
by Talen
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

Great thanks, will do. Can anyone suggest a good place to go for them? I'm currently cosindering the Padded Armour Company
by Talen
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

Thanks :) I think I may be empting my wallet at the next market lol
by Talen
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

Thanks loads everyone for all of your useful advice, you've given me a lot of information regarding this and tons to consider, even more than I was expecting, thank you. I think that going on all the advice then the best thing to do for now is to get a padded jack, a helmet and some gautlets. I'd ne...
by Talen
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

Thanks for all the advice guys! It''s been really useful. The padding was also something I've been considering, but was thinking that if I am planning on building up to full plate over the next few years, would it not be better to go straight for the arming doublet and save money rather than go for ...
by Talen
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 5931

Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

Hi guys, fraid this is another newbie question. I'm almost to the end of my first season renacting and it's been fantastic. I've had a really great time, learnt loads and met some great people already. At the moment I only have soft kit and a henwei hand and a half sword (yeh I've already discovered...

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