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by Stuart Quayle
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Viking Sceax

Offering free postage in the UK and dropping price to £60 :)
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: The Princes in the Tower - TV programme
Replies: 2
Views: 2832

Re: The Princes in the Tower - TV programme

Thanks Griff :)
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Viking Sceax -now Sold.

I have for sale a very well made, Viking Sceax, having a blade 5.5 inches in length. The blade contains some runic script. The grip appears to be made of either bone or antler and has lovely brass ferrules and a highly decorative pommel cap, containing a cross(?) and inter-laced knots. The sceax com...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Being anti-social in Medieval England.

Many thanks Brother Ranulf, I must look out for that book - sounds good. 8-)
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Raised visored bascinet
Replies: 0
Views: 1939

Raised visored bascinet

Thought I would share a couple of pics of my latest acquisition. A lovely, raised, basinet with visor of a style between c.1360 - 1390, by Jacek Matera. A super purchase from a fellow re-enactor with excellent taste :D
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 14 century costume advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3310

Re: Late 14 century costume advice

Hi Chris I think you will need to look at the 'Statutes of the Realm' (Sumptuary Laws), particularly the sumptuary law of 1336, 1337 and 1363 which King Edward III of England brought in to try and control was different classes of people wore and eat during his reign. It was noted by chroniclers of t...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Being anti-social in Medieval England.

I might be wrong Brother Ranulf, apologies if so, but is Cal's question to do with 'tything' - the frankpledge (promise of x 10 men to police each others activity) rather than the tithes paid to the Church? In any case, I would love to know when the frankpledge died out and what immediately replaced...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Being anti-social in Medieval England.

Many thanks Alan, most interesting.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: The Princes in the Tower - TV programme
Replies: 2
Views: 2832

The Princes in the Tower - TV programme

Anybody see 'The Princes in the Tower' television programme recently? I only caught the last few minutes of it, where historian David Starkey claims to possibly found proof that Richard III had ordered the murders of Edward V and his brother Richard. A confession whilst on trial by a servant of Rich...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Edward II - author Seymour Phillips
Replies: 0
Views: 1778

Edward II - author Seymour Phillips

Just finished reading a mighty tome by Seymour Phillips on King Edward II of England, published by Yale. Phillips view of Edward is on reflection very fair and balanced overall, using extremely detailed research to come to his conclusions. He cautions on many occasions throughout his book, against t...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Being anti-social in Medieval England.

That is absolutely fascinating Brother Ranulf, there are so many different facets and rules governing 'medieval living', it almost sounds like a matter of literal compliance to survive.

Thank you so much for your detailed reply :thumbup:

regards
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Being anti-social in Medieval England.
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Being anti-social in Medieval England.

I have been reading a few books about the Medieval period lately and they appear to suggest that you couldn't opt out of being actively involved in your community/society. The classic example for me is the 'frankpledge' where every man over the age of 12 years must join 9 of his fellow men in becomi...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Latin script on 14/15th century armour.
Replies: 0
Views: 1748

Latin script on 14/15th century armour.

Saw a very nicely made replica of a Churburg armour harness online today, including a copy of a breastplate by 'Master P' for a member of the Matsch family made in 1390, and along the brass borders of the breastplate were etched the following words in Latin: "Iesus Autem Transiens Per Medium Il...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: FOR SALE - BOOKS

Hi Bonnacon

I would like to buy the book on medieval medicine please, if it is still available :)

I could post you a cheque for the book and the postage, if that would be OK, if you could just confirm your address to me in a PM.

All the very best for the New Year!

Stu
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: More weapons identification
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

Re: More weapons identification

It has the general appearance of a Left hand, Parrying dagger circa 1600 with a Rapier style Pommel, although the grip wrap looks in remarkably good condition for a weapon 'over 400 years old' Is the blade of a Stiletto form?

Very nice in any case :thumbup:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue May 27, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help with daggers
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: Help with daggers

Hi Alan Wow! that is a big timeline you are covering. You might have to 'fudge' the styling of the dagger to cover such a large period (see below): I would go for a cross-hilt dagger (quillon style) as this form of dagger comes in around the 1100's and continues up to the mid 1300's, when only the p...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Coventry Sallet by Master M
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Coventry Sallet by Master M

Negroli Parade helmet, now we're talking :thumbup: 8-) Would need a BIG wallet for a project like that.

I have heard that repeated Repousse work is very hard on the elbow tendons of the armourer and they have to be very careful not to overdo this type of metalworking, to avoid permanent injury :(
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Coventry Sallet by Master M
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Coventry Sallet by Master M

That is a really lovely Sallet, you have bought some real quality pieces in 2013 Griff 8-)

You are so lucky, from what I hear about Master M, it's not only whether you can afford him, and his waiting list etc. it's whether he likes you enough to be bothered making you something :lol:
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early 14th century arms
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Re: Early 14th century arms

Very nice metalworking Graham, how can you improve on them? clueless, they look wonderful! 8-)

Will you be using them yourself?
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is this Sword
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: What is this Sword

Hi Fian

As John says, the hilt and blade look like a (Tulwar) sabre found on the Indian sub-continent.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 3618

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

Hi SpudUK I am reading from my copy of 'British Infantyry Uniforms since 1660', which tells me that: During the British Civil War there were regiments on both sides in red, but it was not until the formation by Parliament in 1645 of Britain's first standing army, the New Model, that red clothing bec...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

Re: Fluting

Wow! this is an old thread. I think I meant fluted bascinet, which I did put in brackets. From what I have heard since, Cervelliere could mean simply the lining inside a bascinet, so sorry for the confusion on that point. :$

Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Wed May 30, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Battle of Heiligerlee 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: The Battle of Heiligerlee 2012

Some superb photos and what great 'pike and shott' outfits & equipment. Love it! 8-)
by Stuart Quayle
Mon May 14, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Something I've been busy with over the winter
Replies: 10
Views: 3725

Re: Something I've been busy with over the winter

Very nice! 8-)

Lovely job of getting your kit together, looking good.

Regards
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4915

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Hi James The only armourer I know of who has made a copy of this Churburg 1395 bascinet with bullet-shaped visor is the armourer from 'Jolly-Knight Armoury' in the Ukraine. Here is the link to his armoury site showing the helmet: http://jollyknight.com.ua/armoury/product_info.php?cPath=21_27&pro...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

Re: The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Hi Joram

Super workmanship in any case and working in Spring Steel must have been hard work also.

Wow! the bar-faced Melee helmet will look fantastic, can't wait to see gthe pics of that.

Many thanks for the info.

Kind regards
Stuart Q
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4915

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Here is a link to the slideviewer for Swedish armourer - Albert Collins, showing his wonderful 14th century pieces. You will find such a bascinet with nasal-bar and Greathelm combination here.

http://www.viaarmorari.com/

Regards
Stuart Q
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4915

Re: bascinet visor variations?

No problem James. BTW the nasal bar option bascinet/cervelliere is thought to be worn usually underneath a Greathelm, (but not exclusively), so the Greathelm over the top could provide more protection if needed, or the bascinet could be worn by itself.
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

Re: The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Many thanks Andreas for the information.

Well, if Joram made that harness he is very talented indeed, it looks a damned good custom fit with good detailing whoever made it.
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 4825

Re: Painting my sallet.

Thanks Jorge, I might look into the engraving instead, I like the Dot-punched engraving also, so might go that method.

Best Wishes
Stuart

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