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by KeithFarrell
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 20458

Re: How Rude!!!

I'm a little surprised at the vehemence some people have against those who ask how something is researched or made! It's a question I often ask, as I am interested in the providence and the manufacturing processes. For clothing, I have made enough of my own (doublet and hose for me, dress for my wi...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Templecombe Medieval Pageant 4-5 June 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

Re: Templecombe Medieval Pageant 4-5 June 2011

The link you gave doesn't work... Doing a little bit of sidewise searching let me find this link though, which does work: http://www.terryfisherphotography.com/-/galleries/templecombe-medieval-pageant

Some nice pictures in there!
by KeithFarrell
Thu May 26, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bought anything from planettrading?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Bought anything from planettrading?

Over the years I have bought a few things from them through their eBay shop. The items are good enough if you are on a very tight student budget but want to get a few more items of kit together, but when you have more money available you will probably want to upgrade your equipment to something a bi...
by KeithFarrell
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Hey all, I'm proud to present a new blog that is hosted, authored and maintained by the Academy of Historical Arts. We call it "Encased in Steel" and our purpose is to write interesting and thought provoking essays and articles about European history, sometimes concentrating on the martia...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Desperately Seeking Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: Desperately Seeking Advice

I am currently trying to set up a website, an online portfolio, but I would also love to set up my own business specialising in historically accurate, mainly linen, undergarments (I really enjoy making shirts!) from all periods. We would be more than happy to discuss with you what we can do to help...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Buckler From Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 4681

Re: Wooden Buckler From Hull

The buckler in left of the first picture is a very peculiar looking shape whilst those in the second could be wood with a metal boss or all metal. Hard to tell. Many of the 15th and 16th century manuscripts that contain pictures and information about sword and buckler fighting have some pretty odd ...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"
Replies: 21
Views: 3892

Re: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"

Ben asked me to post this for him, since he has been reading this thread but doesn't have an account on the forum himself: Hey, Keith let me know people were beginning to read my essay on this forum but that there appeared to be some confusion over the conclusions that are drawn by the essay itself....
by KeithFarrell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"
Replies: 21
Views: 3892

Re: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"

For anyone who is interested in the debate, a lively discussion on this issue has been going on over at the HEMA Alliance forum: http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=876 Chris Thompson of the Cateran Society and Broadsword Academy has been offering more opinions on why he belie...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"
Replies: 21
Views: 3892

Re: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"

The first and most fundamental flaw in all three works (Kerr, Hill and McWhiney) is the assumption that the term 'Celt' or 'Celtic' has any pan-cultural relevence when discussing the historical tendancies of different nations (or even tribes within nations) with reference to anything other than art...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early Tudor
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

Re: Early Tudor

It looks fantastic! Now I want a kit like that...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

And we have updated our website so that it looks a lot more professional now:

http://www.triquetra-services.org
by KeithFarrell
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 139842

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=24425

Just noticed this one, definitely looks like spam!
by KeithFarrell
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

On Tuesday the 8th of February, 2011, Triquetra Services (Scotland) became a fully registered charitable organisation with registration number SC042086. We received this charitable status for our educational programmes run through the Academy of Historical Arts, and we are ecstatic to have received ...
by KeithFarrell
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hat tri corner
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: hat tri corner

Sent you a PM about it :-)
by KeithFarrell
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6923

Re: History Blogs?

Hey all, I'm proud to present a new blog that is hosted, authored and maintained by the Academy of Historical Arts. We call it "Encased in Steel" and our purpose is to write interesting and thought provoking essays and articles about European history, sometimes concentrating on the martial...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Hey all, I'm proud to present a new blog that is hosted, authored and maintained by the Academy of Historical Arts. We call it "Encased in Steel" and our purpose is to write interesting and thought provoking essays and articles about European history, sometimes concentrating on the martial...
by KeithFarrell
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

I would like to post this message on behalf of my fellow Senior Scholar in the Academy of Historical Arts: Hello, My name is Ben Kerr, I am one of the senior scholars within the Academy of Historical Arts. As part of our commitment to historical education I am releasing many of my University essays,...
by KeithFarrell
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"
Replies: 21
Views: 3892

New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"

I would like to post this message on behalf of my fellow Senior Scholar in the Academy of Historical Arts: Hello, My name is Ben Kerr, I am one of the senior scholars within the Academy of Historical Arts. As part of our commitment to historical education I am releasing many of my University essays,...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Hey all. I have just finished proofreading and editing my translation of the longsword section from Sigmund Ringeck's MS Dresden C487. I received considerable help from Andreas Engström, since I created the English translation from his Swedish translation. This version is as correct as I can make it...
by KeithFarrell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sigmund Ringeck, a new English translation
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Sigmund Ringeck, a new English translation

Hey all. I have just finished proofreading and editing my translation of the longsword section from Sigmund Ringeck's Ms Dresden C487. I received considerable help from Andreas Engström, since I created the English translation from his Swedish translation. This version is as correct as I can make it...
by KeithFarrell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

We have updated our website somewhat, we now have a really funky graphic design courtesy of Ben Kerr, programmed and made to work by myself with much cursing, coffee and swearing at Explorer :-) http://www.historical-academy.co.uk The profile pictures for the different instructors will be updated at...
by KeithFarrell
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ailettes
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: ailettes

Finally, mention must be made of ailettes. These were flat, disc-, square- or diamond-shaped plates which were strapped to the point of the shoulder. They were made of parchment or leather and bore the coat of arms of the wearer. It has been suggested that these served as an additional defence to p...
by KeithFarrell
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: problems with Ireland?
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Re: problems with Ireland?

Ouch, that sucks! At least if anyone else orders spear shafts then you don't have to worry about making new ones :-)
by KeithFarrell
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Suppliers of hardwoods?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: Suppliers of hardwoods?

Thanks everyone, hopefully one of these suppliers will be able to help me :-)
by KeithFarrell
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Suppliers of hardwoods?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Suppliers of hardwoods?

Hey all, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good supplier of hardwoods such as ash, poplar, yew and ebony? Ideally I would be able to get dowels, staffs and planks of the different types of woods. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
by KeithFarrell
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

Re: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Some Images of our Activities http://www.chivalricdreamsociety.co.uk/gallery/image02/image02large.jpg Members of the Academy sitting down to lunch during the 2009 summer camp. http://www.chivalricdreamsociety.co.uk/gallery/image06/image06large.jpg Ben Kerr armoured up for the 2009 Freshers Fair at ...
by KeithFarrell
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 5989

The Academy of Historical Arts - formal introduction

Academy of Historical Arts Short Description: Our aim is to promote and further the study of European history through the medium of the historical, martial and creative arts. We research and train many disciplines of the historical European martial arts, we teach and practice many different traditi...
by KeithFarrell
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Central Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Central Scotland

The Swords of Dalriada are a good re-enactment group based in Kilmarnock, about 40 minutes south of Glasgow. They do early medieval and Viking periods, and are branching into the 1st century Celts and Romans.

http://www.swordsofdalriada.com
by KeithFarrell
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Literally.
Replies: 6
Views: 3202

Re: Literally.

I saw this video, then spent at least another two hours looking through the other Horrible Histories songs... This song and the Egyptian hieroglyphs song are my two favourites!
by KeithFarrell
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 14943

Re: Advice on Swords.

I have used Hanwei blades many times and they are superb entry level weapons, although for someone who seriously wants to practice with swords my advice would be to order an Armour Class and get a Hanwei as a spare (and to use that while Armour Class works through their waiting list!). Armour Class ...

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