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by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early medieval polearms
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

Re: Early medieval polearms

how about a spetum i was told they where 13th century although i have no refernces but you might be able to find some somewhere
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Authentic Buff Gauntlets
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: Authentic Buff Gauntlets

Sk musket tests are fairly thorough they just have no follow up to it so people can slip into bad habits and it doesn't get pointed untill something goes wrong. Buff in general is a bit of a sore spot with most if not all living history people who re enact ECW they al seem to have accepted buff coat...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: men at arms shield designs??
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: men at arms shield designs??

Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps

well i've only really used (semi) sharps for rapier duels so they are allot lighter as more weight is in the pommel and they react differently as they are more whippy and have an extra foot and a bit in reach so when beating the opponents blade and doing binds at the like they react more to the move...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

Most big battles that are dark age or medieval tend to be quite well regulated as most groups have tests to make sure someone is capable and safe. they also mostly train at least once a week. i saw some vikings at midfest do something they called a freeman of the field or something to that meaning t...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

Colin Middleton: There are some agreed 'standards' between groups that are generally descended from a stage-fighting technique. Each group is responsible for checking the safety of it's members against standard like this, and you can get yourself excluded from events if your group goes around hurtin...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

chidokan: I agree, never go edge to edge, just looking for trouble! I dont think you would get everyone carrying sharp blades, as 'proper ones' are expensive. It all depends how you want to put your ideas across to joe public. Anyone who asks me if mine is sharp automatically puts me on my guard and...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

cloudy-cola-corp wrote: hmm using sharps for choreographed work sounds like a very expensive game to play seeing as edge to edge tends to destroy blades think about how much thicker a "safe reenactment" blade is and they chew up pretty quickly :/ Colin Middleton: If you fight properly, you...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

hmm using sharps for choreographed work sounds like a very expensive game to play seeing as edge to edge tends to destroy blades think about how much thicker a "safe reenactment" blade is and they chew up pretty quickly :/ as for putting newbies in tonnes of armour and letting them bash aw...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: people thoughts on carrying sharps

We don't carry sharp swords; is that like wearing modern shoes too? quoted from fox Chidokan: It all depends on how seriously you take the word reenactment.... I use a sharp sword for iaido,(japanese swordsmanship) some of which involves partner work.It makes you more ....careful... I have done this...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: peoples thoughts on carrying sharps
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

peoples thoughts on carrying sharps

I've moved these posts over from the longbow draw weights thread as i though it might be worth having its own thread so see what people think about it and so as not to clog up the other thread. http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=28696 I've moved these as best I can with r...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 16288

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

would anyone mind If i shuffled the posts relating to sharp's onto its own thread into Costumes (seeing as our weaponry is often a very important piece of our costume) so that we don't clog up this thread with other stuff?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30874
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 16288

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

most big battles that are dark age or medieval tend to be quite well regulated as most groups have tests to make sure someone is capable and safe. they also mostly train at least once a week. i saw some vikings at midfest do something they called a freeman of the field or something to that meaning t...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 16288

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

hmm using sharps for choreographed work sounds like a very expensive game to play seeing as edge to edge tends to destroy blades think about how much thicker a "safe reenactment" blade is and they chew up pretty quickly :/ as for putting newbies in tonnes of armour and letting them bash aw...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 27047

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

All that is correct but the Original Poster is talking about black powder guns, so he won't have ammunition, and you certainly can't store black powder in the metal top compartment of a gun cabinet! Different paperwork, different rules, different storage. He wouldn't want to rush off and but a top ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 27047

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

muskets are fairly easy they are shotguns so long as muzzle to touch-hole is over 24 inches and the bore is under 2 inches and the barrel is smoothbore. shotgun paper work is £50 lasts 5 years and renews at £40 you must have a suitably approved cabinet which must be large enough to store your musket...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

Re: Medieval Pattens

i was told by a lady who makes period shoes that she used willow as that was the second most common wood used in preserved patterns because its lightweight and the water actually helps preserve the life of the wood i think she said alder was the main choice but can't remember
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Wheel locks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Wheel locks?

that is a point as to where you get pyrites as none of the gunsmiths i know say they supply it. :/

all the stuff i've looked up about them said not to use flints as they wear the wheel down and makes them less reliable :thumbdown:
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Wheel locks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Wheel locks?

i see :) I didn't know that the royalists had to import many of their weapons

and thank you for the book reference I'll see if I can get hold of it :thumbup:
when you use the spanner to wind the wheel do you have to turn it far or is it just a 1/4 to 1/2 turn?
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Wheel locks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Wheel locks?

you know you said earlier they where never general issue there seem to be loads and loads of surviving examples but they are nearly all pistols does that mean that they where common at the time rather than the idea some people have that they where very rare, but they where privately owned by cavalry...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Wheel locks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Wheel locks?

so in 25 years Two failures and one accidental damage is a fairly good record :) I'm just pondering finishing off my arsenal with a 17th century wheel lock petronel based on an example from the wallace collection but with a slightly extended barrel (21inches to 24.5) so it will go on the shotgun pap...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Wheel locks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Wheel locks?

Any body got one? knows someone who has one? or has any tales to tell of them?

Are they as horrendous to maintain and get to work as their reputation suggests? or are they all right, just need to be handled a tad gentler with them than a match or flint lock?
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

light silk (habotia or how ever its spelt) is about £10 for a meter at 45 inches from beckford silks and they do a wide range of colours but its best to pick it up in person as the camera colours arn't always quite like the acctual colour also if you visit they have a box where they sell of short le...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: steel vs HDPE
Replies: 16
Views: 2767

Re: steel vs HDPE

for a brig 14gauge is a bit of over kill don't you think? 1.5mill is cheaper, easier to cut and work, lighter a piece 1000mm by 1000mm will do a full brig fairly easily if you are carefull which is about £30 http://www.metals4u.co.uk/detail.asp?cat_id=55&prd_id=2499 and you can make them more re...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Thu May 10, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 3754

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

even if you used a horse lots unless you where rich would you really have seen the extra cost of riding boots that wear out on the soles just as fast and are more impractical if you wanted to be doing general farm/cottage industry (blacksmiths, wheelwrights, ect) style work, as well as being more ef...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8607

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

is it Northampton ah sorry I got confused

I'm in the warts'n'all group mostly but I'm in the sealed knot and normally fight with gods company when I'm doing medieval :)
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8607

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

if you didn't mind doing a bit earlier than 14th C and if your south Nottingham rather than north and didn't mind a 30 mins or so drive these guys are in Leicester and they do crusade stuff up to the end of the 13th C and have got some really amazing Islamic kit out and about already they came to mi...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8607

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

I would fight you :) lots of people would find it an interesting experience in fact you might end up with cues on the second day if someone particularly enjoys the challenge and tells all their friends. plenty of people fight in only really heavy jacks and they have no trouble really, a few people m...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8607

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

second St George balance is perfect weight is minimal and my friend and I spent 2 hours solid with one of his light hand and a half against my 3.2kg Lancasters 2 hander (it probably weights twice as much as the St George and is only a little longer and the blade is wider) and it barely took a single...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 8607

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

for the mail shirts inside capapie could do it extremely well but you would be £600 as a minimum for two shirts half thigh length. the fabric parts the padded armour company could probably do something.

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