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by JG Elmslie
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Curved Amputation knife
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

Re: Curved Amputation knife

I had a customer asking about things like that recently, and was doing some research into the subject. Getting accurate reference material for the earlier dates is remarkably tricky, it must be said. Some of the examples are very curved, some are much closer to being straight, however. Also such a t...
by JG Elmslie
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Steel Suppliers
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Re: Steel Suppliers

by JG Elmslie
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 66330

Re: Bannockburn 2014

A little earlier today, on seeing a fairly dire photo of "King Edward" and "Robert the Bruce" produced by Clanranald, a little imp of the perverse made me comment on it, pointing out that for supposedly portraying early 14th C nobility, both people were wearing completely inaccurate knee-length boot...
by JG Elmslie
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 12
Views: 5846

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

but the weight concerns me - they are like .7 kg less than a Lancasters-armorie sword. that'll be because Lancasters armourie stuff is horribly overweight.... their "English Style War Sword", for example, is only just short of double the weight of a proper sword of the same dimensions. that said, I...
by JG Elmslie
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 62261

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Tod, as a note, the painting on the Kelvingrove E.1976.27.k. is almost certainly 17th century, not original. Take it with pinch of salt. (edit - oopse, missed you'd already noted that earllier!) On the overall subject of blackened armour, I'll merely point out that, from the best of my understanding...
by JG Elmslie
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 45368

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

As someone who makes replica weapons for reenactors (as well as HEMA types and collectors), I'd like to add my one groats' worth here. So, you've got boots, a hat, and you're now thinking about buying a weapon too. Well, dont go to a custom maker, like... well, me. Yes, the custom maker could make e...
by JG Elmslie
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates image
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: Coat of Plates image

You could ask Göran Hoas regarding the replicas of the wisby ones he made for the Länsmuseet, Gotland? ... index.html