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by steven pole
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Craftspeople
Replies: 17
Views: 8134

Re: Craftspeople

When I started 15th century reenactment I couldn't afford the prices of shoes and stuff so I learnt to make my own by visiting museums, buying books and making lots of mistakes. I've been making and repairing leather items for the last 20 years since all those years ago. I don't do it for a living, ...
by steven pole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Re: Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?

Would the remaining lanolin in the wool have a waterproofing effect, or would this have been washed out when the hat is made?
by steven pole
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 11998

Re: Great photo aging program

Works well. This is me as a trader.
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by steven pole
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: resoling thigh length turn boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: resoling thigh length turn boots

yep. I knew about the repairing and selling on thing, we should do it these days more. The customer wants to talk more about the repair so I will see what he has to say.
by steven pole
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: resoling thigh length turn boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: resoling thigh length turn boots

Sigh. I guess nobody can help then?
by steven pole
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: resoling thigh length turn boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

resoling thigh length turn boots

Hi everyone.
I've been asked about resoling a pair of plantaganet shoes thigh length boots. They seem a bit out of my league, so I'm asking if anyone here could give me a quote on how much they would charge to resole them?
Thank you
Steven Pole
by steven pole
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Buckles for 15th century boots
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Buckles for 15th century boots

Thank you. I've contacted Toby.
by steven pole
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Buckles for 15th century boots
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Buckles for 15th century boots

Hi everyone.
I'm making a pair of 15th century boots and wondering where I can get suitable buckles for them? And I'm also wondering if they had buckle plates as are usual with belts?
Thanks
Steve
by steven pole
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scabbard hanger straps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Scabbard hanger straps?

Thanks again Wulfengack :-)
by steven pole
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scabbard hanger straps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Scabbard hanger straps?

I've been asked about making a sword scabbard for a 15th century sword. I can make the scabbard itself ok but when it comes to the strapping, all I can see from the pictures is a front view. This "knot" seems to be used a lot but I can't find any info on how to tie it. Any help would be greatly appr...
by steven pole
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: tobacco anyone????
Replies: 9
Views: 4900

Re: tobacco anyone????

Now there's an idea for smokere who reenact. Bandage a wad of damp rolling tobbaco to your arm and you might absorb enough nicotine to stop the craving for a ciggie during events? You could say it was a treatment from the barber surgeon.
by steven pole
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Faking medieval food for permanent display!
Replies: 9
Views: 5863

Re: Fake medieval food!

Hi there. The guys in my group make pies and tarts fron salt dough, looks pretty realistic when coloured right and lasts for months.
by steven pole
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: tewky 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Re: tewky 2011

If I went there as a travelling trader/craftsman, would I have to get some kind of license to sell things at Tewksbury? I would be in kit wearing a willow backpack and making/repairing leatherwork.
by steven pole
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

I haven't seen evidence of new belts being made up of short lengths of leather, but I can imagine that due to the cost of leatherwork and other items, that repairs would be made to continue the use of a belt that was once one long length. There have been numerous cases of shoes, pouches and bags bei...
by steven pole
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hogs hair bristles (sewing)
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

Re: WANTED: hogs hair bristles (sewing)

Thank you for looking lathaxe, I have been sent some bristles now and they are excatly the right sort.
by steven pole
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hogs hair bristles (sewing)
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

Re: WANTED: hogs hair bristles (sewing)

Thank you Tod. if you do have a few around, I'd buy them from you.If you can't find any I'll ask Martin if he can help.
Cheers
Steven
by steven pole
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hogs hair bristles (sewing)
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

Re: hogs hair bristles (sewing)

Hmm, I need to find some wild or old breed boars then.
by steven pole
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hogs hair bristles (sewing)
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

hogs hair bristles (sewing)

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a small number of hogs hair bristles? They where used when sewing soles onto turn shoes.
Thank you
Steven Pole
by steven pole
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 7243

Re: Advice for a new trader

Hi there. Sally Green is a costume trader that most people know. Reasonable prices too.
by steven pole
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 9385

Re: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?

Oh i see it now. I was wearing a tabbard with a white lining, looked like I had single legged hose on. I still can't remember having a helmet with a band round it, maybe I had borrowed it? Amazing i've been into leathercrafting so long. Been a long break from reenactment though and glad to be doing ...
by steven pole
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 9385

Re: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?

nope, not me. I had joined hose back then and a black doublet.
by steven pole
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

I did wonder later whether it was too fancy for s lowly head knife. I agree with the shape of the second one though. I could have another go. Anyone for a head knife scabbard? Hehe
by steven pole
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

Oh no, not Harry Hill! Hehe
by steven pole
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

Ooh. time for a vote I think?
by steven pole
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

Ta Neil. I think this one is better.
by steven pole
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

I've made another scabbard for the head knife, I think it looks even better than the first.
!5th century head knife scabbard "S".JPG
by steven pole
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Posting Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 6250

Re: Posting Pictures

I just resize my pictures now.
by steven pole
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

hi gr ben, I bought the headknife from 6 of 1 for £60 at TORM.
by steven pole
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 5996

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

I love project being attempted in the original craft. Can't wait to see it finished.
by steven pole
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

Re: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

noo, not for a midget hehe. It's called a head knife and was used by 15th century leatherworkers to cut leather (curved blade) and peirce holes in leather (spike) I've tried it already and it can do lots of jobs To do with leather work for my reenactment.