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by steven pole
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5711

15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

I bought this head knife at Torm from 6 of 1. This is the scabbard I have made for it.
15th Century Head Knife.JPG
by steven pole
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval bed
Replies: 30
Views: 12027

Re: Medieval bed

Many events i've been to have provided staw for us to use, but I see your point. I guess I could have the same pallias but use some kind of wadding so it's more like a padded jack for sleeping on?
by steven pole
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval bed
Replies: 30
Views: 12027

Re: Medieval bed

When I visited Shakesperes house, they had beds there that looked very short. I was told that people avoided laying flat in bed as they believed laying flat encouraged the devil/death to com and take them. By sleeping slightly proped up in bed (this short one) they gave the impression of being awake...
by steven pole
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Hi agin.
Sounds like a good idea having the drawcord extended to the bottom of the bag.
I can start on it straight away.
by steven pole
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sword belts
Replies: 11
Views: 4591

Re: Sword belts

Beautiful work and the design makes it practical to wear too.
by steven pole
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Hi Tabor.
Did you send me any money for the drum bag as I haven't received anything yet?
My address is 1508 Demontfort House, Oxford Street, Leicester. LE15XS
Thank you
Steven Pole
by steven pole
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kidney Pouch
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Kidney Pouch

Thank you Brian La Zouche :-D
by steven pole
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kidney Pouch
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Kidney Pouch

This is a box section pouch, not a flat one, a copy of one I repaired recently for a friend.
by steven pole
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kidney Pouch
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Kidney Pouch

I've not made one of these type for years, not bad though.
Kidney Pouch 1.JPG
by steven pole
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century coat question
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: 15th century coat question

Thank you Karen. I'm going to change the linen ropes on my basket to broad leather straps as the ropes cut in when carrying heavy loads.
by steven pole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century coat question
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: 15th century coat question

Oh man I remember that coat, it was thick wool and wool lined. Good for cold nights in Le-Puy.
by steven pole
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century coat question
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: 15th century coat question

Thanks for the reply. So I guess a coat that is a bit shabby would suit a travelling trader like me then.
by steven pole
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Yes, a bag for a drum should be easy enough. I'm guessing you want it with a flat circular bottom?
I can make you one for £20.
by steven pole
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

I didn't think this thread was still going? Hehe
I can make the bags without rings if you like. I don't mass produce, just a hobby, so let me know and we'll see what can be done.
Steve
by steven pole
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century coat question
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

15th century coat question

Hi everyone. I portray a travelling craftsman, repairing tents, armour straps ect and carry all my kit in a willow backpack. I sometimes wear a coat I bought from Sally Green and have worn it without thinking about how the collar should be worn. Seings as I'm not particularly well off as a traveller...
by steven pole
Sun May 02, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sewing machine /wood lathe
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Re: Sewing machine /wood lathe

Just finished making a sewing awl using the home made wood lathe.
awl on lathe.jpg
by steven pole
Sat May 01, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Yes. I have joined their forum and I will be posting some pictures there.
Thanks for the help everyone.
by steven pole
Sat May 01, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Gosh, this has sparked up a good conversation, hehe. I like the idea of inserting some kind of cone in the end of the bags, I could make one from leather and simply push it into the end of the bag. I'd prefer to keep the design simple instead of adding all the whistles and bells as people start ques...
by steven pole
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

I'll leave that one to you guys then, hehe.
by steven pole
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

I'd need to get my hands on all these items to even start to make a bag to hold them.
I can imagine some kind of rollup bag with pockets on the inside to hold all the kit though.
Hmm.
by steven pole
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Coo, looks like a place that needs sword bags.
by steven pole
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Thank you for showing your swords in the bags. Nice to see the finished article in use :-)
Steve
by steven pole
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me hard at work at Bosworth Visitors centre
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: Me hard at work at Bosworth Visitors centre

Oh you mean the famous "mash of beans" that most reenactors deny exists but partake of on the sly, hehe?
It was an enjoyable day though, even though i lost my hat sometime during the day.
by steven pole
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Hmm, well they are kinda generic really. They can be adjusted to fit any sword. 47" long bag including the fold over flap to fit a 37" blade that is 3" wide.
Sorry if this sounds a bit random, I've been out to a pub tonight and had an excellent night. :-)
by steven pole
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Hmm, could be. I guess there where camp followers who used giant spatulas to defend the camp against marauding french chefs.
by steven pole
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 12175

Canvas Sword bags

I'm not sure if people make these already, but I've started making duck canvas sword bags to keep prying eyes away from prized weapons (Fnar fnar
Image
by steven pole
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me hard at work at Bosworth Visitors centre
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Me hard at work at Bosworth Visitors centre

I finally got a spot at Bosworth Visitors Centre. I was warmly greeted by the rest of the guys and settled down to catch up on some work and chat with the visitors. A grand day in all.
Image
by steven pole
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Posting Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 6252

Re: Posting Pictures

OK. Thanks Dwarfy.
by steven pole
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Posting Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 6252

Posting Pictures

I have tried to post pictures a couple of times over tha last few days and althoughI can browse and select a picture, when I choose attach, the screen goes blank and nothing else happens. Any Ideas? I have made sure the images are jpg's and under 300k.
by steven pole
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sacks - What were they made of?
Replies: 16
Views: 6916

Re: Sacks - What were they made of?

Cotton duck canvas. A friend showed me a sack I made for him 20 years ago and he still uses it for his armour making bussiness.