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by Mark Griffin
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Clash of Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: Clash of Kings- MSS, Buckinghams and a few others

All payments for the above will have been made by the end of today. If you haven't got your money then

a) I haven't got your travel costs and bank details, send to mark@griffinhistorical.com please
b) You sent it but its lost in the ether, please re-send
c) you weren't there
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 6803

Re: Should history be fictional?

Spot on John!
by Mark Griffin
Wed May 25, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.
Replies: 26
Views: 16667

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.

When I sell my lot in a few years time there will be over 100 of the blighters! Andrea is down to his last 10-12 or so
by Mark Griffin
Wed May 25, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.
Replies: 26
Views: 16667

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.

He's a bone fide re-enactor/collector who is moving abroad and selling his impressive collection to raise funds. They are all 2nd hand for sure.
by Mark Griffin
Sun May 22, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Clash of Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: Clash of Kings

Its part of a infinitely recurring set of ads that will become more grandiose as I assume mythic status. Mark Griffin- Man or Monarch? is my new biography out soon. with a lovely wipe clean cover.
by Mark Griffin
Thu May 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Clash of Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Clash of Kings

We did it! nearly 120 participants at the pr stunt for Clash of Kings. Mnay thanks to all who cam e along and joined in so enthusiastically. Client over the moon https://www.facebook.com/Clash.Of.Kings.Game/photos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9B1bneKpSA&feature=youtu.be
by Mark Griffin
Thu May 19, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Clash of Kings, London May 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 2056

Clash of Kings, London May 18th

by Mark Griffin
Sat May 07, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sleeves and Mens Doublets and Jerkins
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

Re: Sleeves and Mens Doublets and Jerkins

Your best sources for this by far are Janet Arnold and the range of books by The Tudor Tailor. and ask http://www.tudorgroup.co.uk/, the highest standards for this period anywhere You might also want to look at https://www.facebook.com/oldenglandgrownnew http://www.danrosen-artisan.com/ Dan, does ex...
by Mark Griffin
Sat May 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sleeves and Mens Doublets and Jerkins
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

Re: Sleeves and Mens Doublets and Jerkins

I clicked on the link, ignored the italian stuff and found the N european items. And immediately found an error. Whilst I'm not going to discount the whole lot due to one howler it didn't fill me with confidence. but when you say 'men being required to have jerkins and doublets', when? where? what s...
by Mark Griffin
Sat May 07, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 5486

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

Ron has contacted me to say he will be doing a run of castings pretty soon.
The prices are the same as his last set, I can send the word doc to anyone interested.

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chaperon Hat...
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Re: Chaperon Hat...

thirded!

but also Kitty Hats in High Wycombe
by Mark Griffin
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 3699

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

yes, but that's nothing to do with a warning about they are about to fire anything. Its just a note to do the drill properly.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: armour for Henry V
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: armour for Henry V

Morning Lynne,

drop me a line at mark@griffinhistorical.com, will be happy to help. Let me know dates when you contact me

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3504

Re: lance suppliers

Sounds cool, they are good skills to get and keep up. Mark Atkinsons place near Goole might be a bit closer for you?

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3504

Re: lance suppliers

Also the Carlo Crivelli 1472 St George is a funky lance

others are by Vittorio Carpaccio and a not often looked at one by Master of the Saint George-guild of Mechelen, his Guild of crossbowmen panel with yummy Flemish armour
by Mark Griffin
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lance suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 3504

Re: lance suppliers

Pretty sure each jouster has lances made to their own specs. Some prefer a bit more behind the grip and some less. Some have big hands and some small. As long as you have the right neck at the end to take the ferrule and it all comes to 11 foot (your tuner will need an 8ft lathe bed in that case) wh...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early tudor buckler...
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

Re: Early tudor buckler...

For what purpose and how accurate do you need it. Suspect you'd be spending about £50-£250 on such an item so would be good to know that to nail it down plus do you have one in mind? All steel? Steel segments? Wood and leather and bits of metal here and there?
by Mark Griffin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 5486

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

Sadly, patterns of that complexity and bloomin hard to come by, or I'd be doing it as a sideline. However, as I'm casting anvils at Telford, I'll ask the nice people there. Plenty of retired pattern makers there and I seem to recall that part of the world have been doing it for a while....
by Mark Griffin
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 5486

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

I had some lovely stuff done through one of the E European traders some years back. I think it was Matuls but they don't advertise it much. The guy who did it lived in a log cabin in some great forest somewhere. Sorry cant be more specific. I just asked around. I think there is a need for this, bet ...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website
Replies: 15
Views: 5486

Re: Historic Castings (cauldrons) website

Think there is a possibility Roin has retired... but there are more contact details on the Histrenact site

http://www.montacute.net/source/display ... ty=Suffolk

If not, few casting people in Eastern Europe.
by Mark Griffin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Kelmarsh Hall event
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

Re: Kelmarsh Hall event

and another, but if you dont want to go find it... Dear all, Sadly the main sponsor will not be helping fund the event in Sept 2016 but we are now looking at possible dates in 2017. Nearly 40 groups showed an interested, as well as many traders so there is certainly a keenness to return. I’m now put...
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33907

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

True lacquer is from the far east. So the Dutch might have had it from the late 16th cent but here there is other stuff possible. You can add pigment to varnish for example, we certainly did that on other stuff. No so sure about armour.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33907

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

but yes, if you say pigmnents, carried in various medium, were used, spot on. But not 'lead' backing, which is graphite.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33907

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Do you mean true lacquer, and in England Colin?
by Mark Griffin
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33907

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

No, no evidence of grate backing being used. Its not permanent for starters, would get everything utterly filthy and the two guys you mentioned were gentry so that's not on. Blackened armour was either by oil blacking above or paint. There are various mystical pickling processes mentioned too. But o...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Norman tent

And he sells them all with a smile!
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14989

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Update from the Head of Jersey Explosives- All fine and dandy. Its never happened so there isn't any legislation about it saving don't do anything that will endanger life, limb or property.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14989

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

I've even had to argue the toss with a gent from the constabulary that having enough ingredients to make more than 100g separate but in v close proximity (in pots next to each other) could only be considered an offence if he could prove intent to do harm to people or property.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 14989

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

and when the law turns up, confiscates it and gets it analyzed?
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 4111

Re: Norman tent

roof rack for whole pole or metal collars. Dead simple.

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