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by Phil the Grips
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century sword belt hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 4328

Re: 18th century sword belt hanger

Smallswords can be seen sported on baldricks, "a la bandolier" in a military, specifically naval, context; such as seen in de St Martin- http://books.google.be/books?id=mtQ9AAAAcAAJ&pg=RA2-PA33-IA2&dq=%22coup+de+revers%22+sabre&lr=&hl=en&cd=34#v=onepage&q=%22coup%20...
by Phil the Grips
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victoriana
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: Victoriana

I'd start with this chap-
http://www.prometheusgearing.co.uk/
by Phil the Grips
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 9044

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

You'd also have to explain them in context- standing in a field of tents is unlikely (I always felt a bit daft when doing stuff as a Deacon at events as there was nowhere to be be), more likely if you can excuse a chaplain-type role if you have a real "bricks n mortar" domestic setting to ...
by Phil the Grips
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: officers boots
Replies: 12
Views: 10155

Re: officers boots

Cost him about £100 they were brand new. To save wandering through the various "specialist" websites you'll stumble across while searching you can get them for $160 moosebucks here- http://www.prefair.ca/product.do?target=products&productId=5922&sectionId=2071&page=1&page=1
by Phil the Grips
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildford
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildf

Redbullgivesuwind wrote:I am also looking to learn some English martial arts. I know there is englishmartialart.com who are local but the website seems no longer running.

Oz is still teaching round that way- you can contact him on martinATpugilismDOTorg
by Phil the Grips
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Stitching question
Replies: 4
Views: 5483

Re: Stitching question

This is pretty much the definitive work so far on pouches so any evidence is likely to be in there-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Purses-Pieces-A ... 9089320148
by Phil the Grips
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books without breaking the bank
Replies: 10
Views: 3220

Re: Books without breaking the bank

Go to the library- they can get pretty much anything. Photocopy what you need for now and the contents/reference pages for future consultation to see it if it is worth it to borrow it again or purchase. The latter is important cos I've tracked down relatively expensive books in the past only to find...
by Phil the Grips
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: officers boots
Replies: 12
Views: 10155

Re: officers boots

No idea if these are correct for an officer but they do damn nice footwear and these are exactly the same as they were making for troops in WWI-
http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear ... -boot.html
by Phil the Grips
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Ladies undergarments 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

Re: Ladies undergarments 1914

Speak to Jen at Wyte Phantom- she makes Edwardian corsets and is always up for a challenge
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyte-Pha ... 4928081954
by Phil the Grips
Mon May 12, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 156573

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

I've munched it, thanks.
by Phil the Grips
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: PL Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 1559

Re: PL Insurance

Sticky thread on the topic here- it really depends on what you want to insure as to who you go to:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20052
by Phil the Grips
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for early medival ages group in Lothian
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: Looking for early medival ages group in Lothian

Lothene (and the University society Perfidious Albion) cover that era among others in central Edinburgh-
http://www.lothene.org/

Or found most Sunday afternoons on Bruntsfield Links.
by Phil the Grips
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing an Arming doublet.
Replies: 10
Views: 4040

Re: Dyeing an Arming doublet.

You could see if there's a wedding dress dyeing service near you- they'd be experienced at dealing with such complexities as bulk and mixed materials but'd likely charge you more than getting a quality gambeson made from scratch for doing it.
by Phil the Grips
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 58045

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Seems to be members of the various versions of the Clan directed by folk like Chick Allan. The lads who train in the local hall have been putting in extra schiltron practice, choreographed a fair number of longsword fights and have some lovely death faces and screams all prepared. You may think it w...
by Phil the Grips
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 11160

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Phoenix Rising wrote: yet are perfectly happy to laud praise on a production of Shakespeare when it is done in modern dress, which is totally and utterly out of context to the original! :)

Or, conversely, done in bang-on C16th costume yet the play is set in the C13th.
by Phil the Grips
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Noah's Ark
Replies: 17
Views: 5085

Re: Noah's Ark

Paul Bennet used to before giving up trading.

Lucy the Tudor'd be my first port of call.
by Phil the Grips
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 11160

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Doesn't really matter cos it's not history, it's a story set in history much like Shakespeare's stories. It's a C21st telling of a C19th story loosely set in the C17th, originally written by a man who was happy to churn out stuff for the most amount of cash for the lowest amount of effort aimed at t...
by Phil the Grips
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather trousers....
Replies: 10
Views: 7785

Re: Leather trousers....

Phil the Grips is the man to ask about this sort of thing. That video is likely one that features Mike Loades fencing against John Waller sr. for the "Arms in Action" series shown on the telly and used for the video displays at the Royal Armouries. The kit they are wearing is standard the...
by Phil the Grips
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tarot
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

Re: Tarot

Earliest provenance I could ever find, admittedly with only a casual search, was Mme Lenormand reading cards in the salons of Paris at the turn of the C19th- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Anne_Lenormand. Everything else I could find was about as old as the Dennis Wheatley's on my shelf before c...
by Phil the Grips
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 38819

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Seems a weird mix of kit- why not have folk in decent clobber wear decent clobber and the experts turn up in neutral modern clothes rather than wearing glasses with what seems to be whatever any passing re-enactor had spare in the boot of their car? It does seem to have gone the way of Time Team in ...
by Phil the Grips
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Edged Weapons (Bayonets)
Replies: 1
Views: 5280

Re: Edged Weapons (Bayonets)

I have tried to sell on Ebay an original German WW1 Bayonet but their rules prohibit the sale in UK. Please can you tell me what is the position if I tried to sell this item on the Forum? Sale of a bayonet on the site is fine. It'd be up to you establish and adhere to other laws as you interpret th...
by Phil the Grips
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Do you pay tax
Replies: 7
Views: 2920

Re: Do you pay tax

[mod] Moved to a more relevant forum[/mod]
by Phil the Grips
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: North East Archery Groups and Clubs
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: North East Archery Groups and Clubs

Fred Bates is a fascinating man and excellent bowyer, fletcher and archer based in Darlo but who also shoots across the county with these chaps-
http://www.aott.co.uk/
by Phil the Grips
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ageing of Medieval Clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Ageing of Medieval Clothing

There are these-
http://www.thecostumestore.co.uk/mall/p ... %20Crayons

Best is to hang you kit on the washing and wear it to do the gardening in between gigs- that way the wear will be consistent with activity through use.
by Phil the Grips
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: What's a good 17th century surname?
Replies: 8
Views: 7071

Re: What's a good 17th century surname?

"Smith" is a pretty sure bet from the Iron Age onwards
by Phil the Grips
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

If you mean "North of England" then the line starts at the Scotch Corner to Tebay Services divide, since Yorkshiremen are Midlanders on a geographical level, York being the middle of the country. Using this definition then your work has already been done by the excellent book "Alice i...
by Phil the Grips
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Highwayman Rapier
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

Re: Highwayman Rapier

Bit of a random question but does anyone have a rapier suitable for a highwayman You're going to have to be a bit more specific in dateline- even allowing for the timeline of this section there's a fair amount of variation in swords that could be called "rapier". That's before the reality...
by Phil the Grips
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ageing leather
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

Re: Ageing leather

Hang them on a washing line between events. Works for pretty much all kit but I do agree withe previous comment.
by Phil the Grips
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 58045

Re: Bannockburn 2014


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