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by Zachos
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 3272

Re: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

If the guildford class is on mondays fridays or saturdays let me know and I'll try and get along to some. I'm more of a medieval man myself, but the Victorian Sabre sounds awesome.
by Zachos
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 3272

Re: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

When is guildford opening, and who would I contact?
by Zachos
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28442

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

I've just been looking through my copy of "the great warbow" and it seems to me that actually a lot of the longbowmen in the best pictures are actually sans arm harness. Maille sleeves a plenty, and sometimes wearing a complete harness otherwise, but usually without the arm harness. Now th...
by Zachos
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

I'm not too sure who Dave Rushworth is, but I'm afraid to say that a black shirt untucked with a belt to hold up your hose is a HUGE re-enactorism and has never been evidenced in any contemporary account, painting, or extant find. All evidence so far says all shirts are either bleached or unbleached...
by Zachos
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

That helmet was made by an armourer who now no longer makes things and his name has just gone completely out of my head. Since that picture was taken I've painted it and now try to wear it as little as possible as I believe barbutes are over represented in English re-enactment. Most English pictures...
by Zachos
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

There is however a train of thought that says that the poorer soldiers only wore their armour over their nomal doublets. Very possible considering how much money such a doublet would cost in the period. They still need to fit remarkably well though, and not like what most people consider to be doubl...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments

I would say at 16 you don't want to get much in the way of equipment. Your head probably won't grow much from now so a helmet is a possibility, and gauntlets are as well. As you already have an earlier period kit and are planning on doing some armouring I'd spend some time building one of these: htt...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

A common armour one sees in images of non knightly types is as follows: Leg armour. The cheapest version you're looking at is just the knee cop: link going up a bit you might see something more like this: link or if you've got more money then you could always upgrade to have the greaves as well: lin...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments

I would think it all depends. How old are you and what are you expecting to happen growth wise? Generally riding regularly will keep you slim if thats the main exercise you do, and it should be the same with jousting, as its many reps with low weights which keeps tone but doesn't increase size too m...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

Another place you could look, although really unless you can try it on and it fits really nicely, then get tailor made:

http://medieval-market.biz/goods.php?ka ... 20Garments
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments

At Edgecote this year we did a reproduction mellee with crests: http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs229.snc1/7624_183112991744_641976744_4167382_5261884_n.jpg Unfortunately due to time restraints and the fact that the whole arena had to be built as well, we didn't have the wooden clubs an...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

If you've got any photos of your current kit, then maybe we could give suggestions on what you could keep and what extra you need to make moving on easier and cheaper? If you can sew then that will make the transition much easier, as the soft kit is needed before anything else and needs to fit brill...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10844

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Unfortunately I would say its not a good buy. Even moreso than others, visored helmets need to be exactly the right size for your head. Buying something ready made on the internet is therefore a bad idea, and would be a bad idea visored or not, really, as its impossible to see the extra details like...
by Zachos
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments

These Images are from Renee of anjous tournament book, and are freaking cool, because we can be relatively sure they were actually painted by someone who at some point wore the same. They are also accompanied by some brilliant text that explains the things to some small extent. In this text we find ...
by Zachos
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28442

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

Colin Middleton wrote:I've always wondered about those pictures. Archers are always telling us that you can't shoot in arm harness, so why are these guys archers and fully harnessed?


Because most people nowadays don't wear proper well fitting armour?
by Zachos
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

I heard once that once he saw the resolve of the enemy side begin to crumble he climbed onto his horse and shouted that his army should slay the nobles and spare the commons. I would imagine once word got out amongst his enemies that was what happened the common soldiers would be more willing to giv...
by Zachos
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 49218

So I took part in a crest mellee a couple weekends ago. The crests and attachments were a bit last minute, but worked well enough. I'm going to be making a new one for next year. I also got my helmet re-painted in time for the battle of edgecote. As a staunch Yorkist and one of the ap harries who di...
by Zachos
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 6888

Unfortunately I see using pollaxes in such a way very often, nowadays as well. I've been told to do it before. Some things haven't come on at all.
by Zachos
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 6888

Ok, whats the deal with using a pollaxe to do a "charge for horse"? Surely its far too short to be of any use in such ways?
by Zachos
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21150

Colin Middleton wrote:Some of the English harness have an even longer fauld than that example. Toby' armour really is a beautiful example!


In fact I believe this is the second incarnation of that harness and originally the fauld was longer and the cuisses were all encompassing instead of open on the inside.
by Zachos
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21150

Its slightly deformed but actually closer to reality than most repro armours. The breastplate should end just at the waist (or even slightly above). The long fauld should then stretch down to just over the codpiece so it can fold up when moving or riding. See here for the correct proportions of a cu...
by Zachos
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21150

If you want bizarre things then look for examples of Kastenbrust armour. They can date to about 1450/60 and look wierd. Also uses scale in some images. And I wouldn't bother coming up with an elaborate back story as to why you have wierd armour. You're a man at arms, rose through the ranks, and you ...
by Zachos
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Haubergeon/voiders
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Its difficult to say. I've not done too much research into that period, but I'm not sure the articulated arms go with the soupcan knees. As far as wearing the sleeves over the vambraces, people have been doing that since forever. Give it a try and post your thoughts (and images) of the results.
by Zachos
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Haubergeon/voiders
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Early/mid 14th century arms should be mostly maille with the smallest amount of plate in the form of a vambrace or rerebrace. Articulated arms are not in until about 1370 as far as I'm aware. I assume you're talking about something along these lines: http://www.man.poznan.pl/~ritter/Wieruszyce2006/s...
by Zachos
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Haubergeon/voiders
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Voiders only really happened with certain armours, certainly not all. "Italian" style harnesses were worn with maille shirts under the pauldrons but above the vambraces, and the wings of the arms protected the inner elbow, making voiders un needed. Voiders were mostly used with Floating ar...
by Zachos
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: typically english helmets 15c
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

I don't have time to look through it all, but this is a great resource:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoog/coll ... 297115550/

The search function should help you find something applicable, as its mostly 16th century.
by Zachos
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17921

It needs maille.

This is not me being nit-picky. That is the only thing I can say about it that I think is not quite perfect.
by Zachos
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 6756

The fact that the pauldrons are slightly short will be amended by one extra lame: a simple job for Mark, the armourer. I'm a little confused Mythos. When you say 'Pauldrons' do you mean just the shoulder covering, or the whole arm (or just the upper arm)? The comment above imples that you're meanin...
by Zachos
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: MY new harness pics
Replies: 27
Views: 4422

The guys that made it will be at the Tewkes re-enactment along with a good few other decent armourers (and some not so good ones). Beware of people trying to sell you their stuff. Do a whole lot of looking in museums and only buy something if you think it looks like the/an original. Never take a tra...
by Zachos
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 9130

Re: Pourpoints and doublets

b. Is there any evidence for anyone in England in the late fifteenth century wearing a pourpoint underneath a doublet? Question b is born of seeing someone recently wearing a very nice pourpoint underneath an equally nice doublet, but no gown. It was the most shocking thing that I saw all day. Was ...

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