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by Grymm
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

Re: Sausages

The pudding cloth is a 17thC invention (poss late 16thC), before then puddings(inc sausage, sawsage etc) are filled into/wrapped in animal membrane of some sort be it gut, caul or stomach (aka maw, bag or wombe). You only use the gut for sausages that you are storing, if they are for eating immediat...
by Grymm
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C15 kitchen knives
Replies: 4
Views: 3206

Re: C15 kitchen knives

Modern stainless is easier to keep clean, steely iron is more period but stains/pits/rusts like a bugger, especially with acidic stuff like onions, keep a wiping cloth handy, it takes a better edge than SS but needs it tending more often to keep it sharp.
by Grymm
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C15 kitchen knives
Replies: 4
Views: 3206

Re: C15 kitchen knives

Get pics, Scappi is a little late but still good, Think about what size and shape you need or'll use most, I tend to use a 7" for most chopping and a narrower 5" for peeling(A cheap eating knife from 2Js rehandled to match the rest of my case) and the 'ehm' pricker (Don't get me started) h...
by Grymm
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Landsknecht groups UK
Replies: 9
Views: 5709

Re: Landsknecht groups UK

by Grymm
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4646

Re: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?

Just a theory but target and matched hunting arrows then cock fletchings striped fletchings and banded shafts would make sense for IDing your own arrows. Mass produced 'war' arrows prob'ly not a lot of point (pun unintended). http://www.wga.hu/detail/w/weyden/rogier/16portra/09anthon.jpg
by Grymm
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Penny Knife (Conversion)
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Penny Knife (Conversion)

Just zoomed the joke knife and it looks like it has or had an Opinel style locking ring!?
by Grymm
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Penny Knife (Conversion)
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Penny Knife (Conversion)

Nice!
Have you seed the joke version, sort of a Georgian variant of the arrow through the head?

http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/collections/objects-in-3d/blades/trick-knife
by Grymm
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4646

Re: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?

There's no need for different-coloured fletches. As a professional archer, if you can't nock an arrow correctly without a 'special' feather to help you really shouldn't be shooting. I suspect it's a re-enactorism carried over from Victorian archery. They (differently coloured cock feathers or feath...
by Grymm
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: Georgian Female Domestic Servant

'Pends on the household, and where the maids came to them from. There's that mid 18thC trial case where the woman beat her servants almost to death, they mentioned the servants leather stays binding to the wounds. Elizabeth Brownrigg that's her, she did take girls from the Foundling Hospital so the ...
by Grymm
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: Georgian Female Domestic Servant

Fitting and Proper ISBN-13: 978-1880655085 Costume Close Up ISBN-13: 978-0896762268 Both have patterns taken from originals which can be scaled up. As they's 'Merican they do lean towards the later 18thC. Fitting and Proper is like rockin' hourse poo so might be worth contacting your library service...
by Grymm
Wed May 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: British culture 's questions
Replies: 18
Views: 5630

Re: British culture 's questions

Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
by Grymm
Sat May 19, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: 18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy

Wotcha, we may have some of Small's early gowns hanging around(no tartan though), drop Kitty an email or a phone call.
by Grymm
Thu May 17, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What to wear in the kitchen
Replies: 17
Views: 4150

Re: What to wear in the kitchen

(Cloth) Apron, a case of knives, a flesh hook and/or a gurt big spoon tend to be what marks out a cook in period pics.
by Grymm
Wed May 16, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 12205

Re: 18th century street life

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More fowlingness. Francis Hayman Two Gentlemen and a Dog mid 1750s.

How small do you have to be to qualify as a minuteman? Is the next step up a teenyman?
by Grymm
Mon May 14, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 12205

Re: 18th century street life

If you want to be nice to Grania CT make her one of these http://noteworthy.zasu.us/composers/Mozart_WA/fantasy_c_minor_kv385f_completion/restored%20single-action%20Harp.jpg or http://www.palacepianos.com/en/uploads/harps/1266852676_cousineau-harp-1.jpg With some OTT carving, just no mystikal keltic...
by Grymm
Sat May 12, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 12205

Re: 18th century street life

Stay away from them Grania, rough and smelly soldier types both. =op
by Grymm
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Restaurants in London?
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: Medieval Restaurants in London?

Not by way of an advert, but if you happen to be in London and fancy visiting Hampton Court Palace, you can have a pretty good grounding in medieval/tudor food, you wont be able to eat it, but you you can talk to the food project boys and swap recipes etc. Best way to try medieval food is to make i...
by Grymm
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Restaurants in London?
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: Medieval Restaurants in London?

Not by way of an advert, but if you happen to be in London and fancy visiting Hampton Court Palace, you can have a pretty good grounding in medieval/tudor food, you wont be able to eat it, but you you can talk to the food project boys and swap recipes etc. Best way to try medieval food is to make i...
by Grymm
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: prices and wages
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Re: prices and wages

Look for 'Scotland and Scotsmen in the Eighteenth Century' by John Ramsay for info on wages and bounties(Cloth and clothing given as part of contracts) paid to farm workers. G. Robertson in Rural Recollections has for Scottish wages 1743-59 Ploughman half yearly 30/0 - 33/4 Maid Servant " "...
by Grymm
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

Andysmith wrote: I also fear that I have made a mistake as to the previous life of John Paul Jones - was he Welsh or Scottish? (see, my brane fades again!)


Bass/keyboard/anythingelsethatisn'tleadguitarordrums player in Led Zep?
by Grymm
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

We'll go if we can do Bladensburg, mind you I'd need to train so's I could keep up with the Americans, where's me 85th uniform let's see how much it's, ehem, 'shrunk' :wink:
by Grymm
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

Re: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385

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It looks like you've been wearing it already Mr 23b, you sure it's not that braaaaaan thing that accompanies you at the Big Hoose? Caught it pickpocketing FH's purse last week :wink:
by Grymm
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question
Replies: 31
Views: 10028

Was, Dreaded 'pourpoint', now cotton fustian burning

Occurs in late 15th c statute law, edicts against burning the cotton from fustians. Although that needs looking at in its entirety. Here's a bit on burning the cotton in fustian; Act of the eleventh year of Henry VII., called 'A remedy to avoid deceitful slights used upon fustians.' 'That whereas f...
by Grymm
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..

Hello all I am part of a group that as a display based around the fait d'armes of the 1360's or so and we would like to add some colours to our tents in the form of any flags, pennants, banners etc .. that we might be allowed to display at this time. But looking into it as much as I have time to is...
by Grymm
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Handmade needles
Replies: 3
Views: 3130

Handmade needles

Handmade steel needles, Japanese, used for trad Japanese embroidery. http://www.midori-embroidery.com/?page_id=277 http://www.midori-embroidery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/3025-3031.jpg And a huge colour range of flat silk threads http://www.midori-embroidery.com/?page_id=13 Site home http://www....
by Grymm
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fisherman?
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Re: Fisherman?

Not sure if the fishermans woolly pully can be dated as early as then, there's an awful lot of bottywater written about 'Gansey's' and the like, quite a bit of it back engineered in the late 19th early 20thC. If they were so good I'm pretty sure the early slops contracts would've included them. A go...
by Grymm
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Tobacconalia
Replies: 10
Views: 5347

Re: Tobacconalia

Were you on the old UKPB? Shame we lost all the info there, but I posted up a mini box plane snuff box as well as some rather funky carved and inlaid pipe cases. Do you take commissions, I'm ambisinister when it comes to anything but basic woodbutchery, as I'd love a pipe-case? Prob'ly a daft questi...
by Grymm
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?

Gorgeous....that fabric could persuade me to change decades :D The only thing stopping peeps using these fabrics for early 18thC in our group is ....well one persons belief that they are 10-20yrs too early and 'wrong for our period' but then they are happy to use a telescope that is at least good 5...
by Grymm
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Logging
Replies: 14
Views: 3092

Re: Logging

Just a random train of thought brought on as I dealt with the neglected coppiced hazel in the back garden, back in the centuries when pretty much everyone relied on wood for the fire, but where axes were fairly common but maybe saws arent as widely represented in the household tools list as they ar...
by Grymm
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Re: 1400 buttons

Did you especially want metal (cheaper now, expensive in period) or are thread or cloth/covered ones (expensive now and a pain to get looking right, cheaper in period) an option?

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