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by Ranger Smith
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat
Replies: 9
Views: 2593

Re: Chapeau de fer/Kettle hat

mattb wrote:Or there's me


Nah the chin straps dont work on your helmets :devil: :devil: :D
Ask him how he got that cut on his head
by Ranger Smith
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: French coins

Thicker skins all round then.

I would ask if they were available to pick up at TORM.... Just slightly worried that I should know who supplies them :)
by Ranger Smith
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: French coins

My appologies for being so ignorant I wish I had all of your years of Knowlage, wisdom and re-enactment years under my belt. Unfortunatly I do not. It was a genuine question, yes I have heard of Dave (Grunal Moneta) didnt know that he produced what I was after though, although I do now. I shall cert...
by Ranger Smith
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: French coins

Simon_Diment wrote:
guthrie wrote:Dave, you might have to be a bit clearer.

The clue's in his name :D


What...... Dave? :?

Will pm you dave thanks for the prompt and to the point reply
by Ranger Smith
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

French coins

Hi

Does any one know of a supplier of replica French Medieval coins C1450 to 1470 ish preferably low denomination coins?
by Ranger Smith
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Colours of Fustian
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: Colours of Fustian

I can't work out if you are being serious, but just in case you are: Not especialy it was more to do with the statement scenarios (if there is a third I would be interested to hear it): and feeling in a slightly develish mood I posted scenario three. Hadnt herd the aketon link to cotton before and ...
by Ranger Smith
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Colours of Fustian
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Re: Colours of Fustian

How about senario 3 3) Cotton is a term used to describe a type of wool cloth or cloth processing. People come into contact with 'cotton' from the middle east it resembles the finish of the cloth that they know as cotton (the woolen fabric) and they use/transfer the name to describe the new middle e...
by Ranger Smith
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9265
Views: 972832

More like monty pythons parrot sketch...................

The gossips not dead its just pineing for the Norwegan fiords.
by Ranger Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7165

Belt claws a double claw is easier on the bow and yourself (claws sit either side of the stock with a captive pully either side (so the string doesnt drop off) the string runs from your belt through the pully to a ring then back through the other pully and then is attached to your belt). You then ne...
by Ranger Smith
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: crossbow
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Or Chris Widwas at replica crossbow world

chrisbows@consultant.com, or phone 07854078248

Very nice bows
by Ranger Smith
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Clothyard ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3955

Sorry forgot to add I have shot heavy poundage bows with a two finger release which has more to do with reducing pinch on the arrow as the longer arrow entails an ancor point further back than in modern archery. I can't say I got on well shooting with a two finger release but this is more down to th...
by Ranger Smith
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Clothyard ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3955

Have you accounted for artistic licence in early medieval illustrations as to prevelence of shorter bows? The estimated sizes for the Mere and Ashcot Heath bows comes out fairly close to the smaller Mary Rose bows. The bow belonging to the Bronze age Ice man found in Italy is of a size and estimated...
by Ranger Smith
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 4998

Hi Just a quick word of worning, fishing on rivers with fixed engines (traps and nets) is now ilegal appart from in a few specific areas which are heavily licenced. Just carrying them by a river could lead to problems if challenged (as this is classed as an intent to fish). Also hand lining is ilega...
by Ranger Smith
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-shafting an axe.
Replies: 21
Views: 6762

NO dont hammer the cheeks (the pointed bits in) you will ruin a good axe. (they are there to aid stabability as the head twists not to secure it in place) By the sound of it who ever made the handle made it like a pick axe handle and fitted it as such. Or the haft broke behind the head and they have...
by Ranger Smith
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Does any one know the words to 'I have a noble cock'
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Cheers for the link

Didnt know the gentle had been substituted with noble

Excelent and interesting site
by Ranger Smith
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Does any one know the words to 'I have a noble cock'
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Does any one know the words to 'I have a noble cock'

Hi

Does any one have the words to 'I have a noble cock' or know where to find them?

Also does anyone know the date origins for the song?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
by Ranger Smith
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 22169

Another concideration is in a society with very little opton on how you observed your religious duties unless you wished to be pursicuted. How many people actualy belived the whole of mother churches teachings? Or is as the case is now did people see or observe God in their own way. If you took a hu...
by Ranger Smith
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hilts of Middle Bronze Age swords
Replies: 7
Views: 7418

I have a copy of the city of Birmingham bronze collection some the swords/ daggers/ rapiers/ dirks in the collection have cast bronze hilts that have been cast separatly then rivited on. the collection contains both British and European examples. If you want to take a look yourself the catalogue can...
by Ranger Smith
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cuir boille (sp) Leather armour help wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Heating in water at 80 degrees for 2 minutes then placing in a mould/ former gives the best compromise between hardness and shrinkage. Unless you are spot on with your timing and temprature it is very easy to over heat and cause the leather to shrink/go brittle with oven baking. You also might want ...
by Ranger Smith
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cuir boille (sp) Leather armour help wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

I have made some Bronze age leather shields in the past. The best result (a very hard leather with minimal shrinkage and no britleness) was obtained by soaking the leather for 2 minutes in water at a constant 80 degrees temprature then place on or in a former/mould to maintain shape untill dry. You ...

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