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by Thalion
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Mail Weight

Hi guys, I'm just wondering if you lot can help me quickly, I need to know how many mail rings are in a kilogram. (Serious)

Regards,
Thalion.
by Thalion
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Literacy
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

Re: 13th C. Literacy

Hi Brother Ranulf, I just think it's an interesting subject for 13th C. and alot of the writing medium was for things like charters, as books were expensive. And thanks for the links, I'm sure they'll help me very much. I'm especially interested in the writing techniques, and some art styles. Thanks...
by Thalion
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Literacy
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

13th C. Literacy

Hi all, I'm looking for links and manuscripts on literacy in the 13th C. as I'm wondering the process of making paper, and how common books would have been (Basically I want to know more about everything surrounding the subject as I don't know where to look on the internet other than here) Regards, ...
by Thalion
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 7225

Re: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum

Hi,

As a brother on foot we use lances, and they aren't unwieldy if you use them correctly (two handed), our shields were secondary or if they got too close, just like our swords. What I go by is a spear war around 7 ft - 9 ft, a lance 10 ft - 12 ft and a pike 14 ft +

Regards,
Thalion.
by Thalion
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: please help a noob :\
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: please help a noob :\

There is a sticky thread on newbies kit guide at the top of the friends and gossip section, well worth studying carefully. I'd say if you are having a sword belt fitted before getting any soft kit then you are already starting on the worryingly expensive method of starting this hobby. Sort the basi...
by Thalion
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Seeking Advice - 13th/14th Century Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Seeking Advice - 13th/14th Century Kit

Hi, Maybe I can help with the equipment as I'm a 1250's Re-enactor, a hospitaller (Forefront of technology I might add) but I should still be able to help you out. a Hanwei blade w/scabbard (looking to upgrade as well) If looking for a new sword, and sword belt go to Armour Class, a scottish bunch o...
by Thalion
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lunch?
Replies: 7
Views: 3092

Re: Lunch?

Oh and this is my 'concept' idea of the outfit. http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/going-medieval-new-idea.html Heard of "(The) Medieval Tailors Assistant"? It's a perfect book that has the common to elegant gowns, garments and robes (Not to mention surcoats, tunics ect ec...
by Thalion
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 11311

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

That's good, hope you have a great time, just remember one simple phrase; "If you think you can simply finish a re-enactment kit, think again." At first we started out with just a car-load of kit, annnd now we have trailers full of it too.
by Thalion
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 11311

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

Ouch, quite a tip on that thing; I doubt they'd let you field with such a point (You know, unless it's tewksbury :P), and you're maintaining that blade too well, very very shiny :P. But seriously that's some nice work, although a shortened version of a bastard sword is odd but still looks nice! As f...
by Thalion
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 11311

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

Who are the leading/respected sword makers in the UK? Hi For me? The most respected and well made swords, that are tougher than nails is "Armourclass". These things are good priced and last literally years, one of our sergeants brought one well over five years ago (Can't remember exact ye...
by Thalion
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 15185

Re: 13th C. Farm

Brilliant, thanks guys :-)
by Thalion
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 15185

Re: 13th C. Farm

Thanks Brother Ranulf and guthrie, is it possible to find a diagram or article containing appropriate pictures? Also, what'd be the most common cattle for england, Midlands or lowlands (Sorry Scotland)? I know Sheep were pretty much the best thing (or I think) due to the high demands for sheepskin a...
by Thalion
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 15185

13th C. Farm

Hi, I'm clearly new to this forum but I am part of a Re-enactment Group, but we portray medieval lifestyle as being part of the Knights Hospitaller. I'm curious to dig deeply into the average lifestyle of a farmer (Preferably in England.), and I don't just mean the agricultural side, but everything....

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