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15th century re-enactment blacksmiths

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:04 pm
by jelayemprins
Any ideas who has the costume, kit, ability?

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:15 pm
by The Iron Dwarf
I would be interested in seeing other peoples idea of a costume for this as im a bit new here and will be doing some sort of medieval blacksmiths costume for events in the future

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:18 pm
by Laffin Jon Terris
Wayne (whose surname I can't remember) , partner of Past Lincs woodworking type company!

Very nice bloke, has all the kit, saw him at Heckington country fair last year.

Jon

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:21 pm
by mattb
You know it's pathetic that i've had portable forges for 12 years, first for 17thC and more recently for medieval (speculative design) and hardly any photos :oops: Used to take it to berkeley each year, but stopped a couple of years back. I'll have to get my medieval one out soon.

Should i drag it out for Eastnor Jon?

Matt

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:57 am
by Mick,M
you'll be wanting Sebastian Drost he's get 15th kit and most defiantly has the skill,
but you will have to get him over from the Netherlands any thing he makes will be the best
he's just done our new gun, fire welded and forged she's a beauty

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:28 am
by Laffin Jon Terris
mattb wrote:You know it's pathetic that i've had portable forges for 12 years, first for 17thC and more recently for medieval (speculative design) and hardly any photos :oops: Used to take it to berkeley each year, but stopped a couple of years back. I'll have to get my medieval one out soon.

Should i drag it out for Eastnor Jon?

Matt
I'm trying to put one together at the moment (along with about 15 other things). Please do bring yours out Matt (in case I haven't finished mine in time), my raising isn't up to much but that is what practice is for eh!

Jon.

Re: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:05 pm
by Karen Larsdatter
Some examples showing how 15th century blacksmiths dressed:

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:22 pm
by gregory23b
Vulcan (BNF Fr. 143, fol. 148), c. 1496-1498


Karen, many thanks, I have only seen that as the man cut out from the rest of teh background, but his breechless *rse is a treat, not sure if that is to do with the stroy of Vulcan or a comment on clothign options of the time.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:50 pm
by The Iron Dwarf
Vulcan (BNF Fr. 143, fol. 148), c. 1496-1498


dont think I would wear that at an event, to much chance of being arested or at the bootcamp recently frostbite would have been the main problem.
thanx for the links to some excelent pictures.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:18 pm
by Hraefn
Eh up Pyecrust, see if you can get hold of Adrian Warrell he may be up for it if you offer enough cash.

Re: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:23 pm
by Laffin Jon Terris
Vulcan (BNF Fr. 143, fol. 148), c. 1496-1498

Matt, does this fellow look familiar (I'm NOT refering to the clothes! :twisted:

Re: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:33 pm
by mattb
Laffin Jon Terris wrote:Vulcan (BNF Fr. 143, fol. 148), c. 1496-1498

Matt, does this fellow look familiar (I'm NOT refering to the clothes! :twisted:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Does this answer your question?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemmings/103584595/

That's brilliant Jon.

Matt

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:45 pm
by gregory23b
LOLO RSB himself.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:48 pm
by mattb
gregory23b wrote:LOLO RSB himself.
Minus the wellington boots of course.....

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:41 pm
by bourbon
have a look at our set up at Kelmarsh the Ferrers

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:33 pm
by StaffordCleggy
Very good set up have the Ferrers (ferrous???)

Always handy when you have to sidle shamefacedly up to them & say "please sir, can you put this back together 'cos i've got another scrap tomorrow...?" :oops:

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:02 pm
by Mark Griffin
Good grief, those Porchester pics are a blast from the past! My, we were good....

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:09 pm
by mattb
I've only shown Roger the pictures of him and the one of the Gothic suit he made (think it was Phil Allens?), have to get him in front of a computer and show him the rest some time.

Matt

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 7:53 am
by Mark Griffin
Yeah, that was Phil's, was eventualy sold at Sothebys.

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:04 pm
by mattb
Mark Griffin wrote:Yeah, that was Phil's, was eventualy sold at Sothebys.
Reached the highest price for a modern replica at the time if i remember rightly. I've got photos of it after restoration, and it was very nice, and of course Norton had the moulds so i've worn the polyurethane version a few times.

I see you've got your site up and running now, looks very neat. As soon as i get enough time i'll get mine sorted out! :oops:

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:15 am
by Mark Griffin
Yes, a fine bit of work it was. And His Grace looked very dainty in it.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:43 pm
by Mick,M
strange those photo's should turn up,
I was looking at some from the same event with Simon the other week do you remember the hole the handgun put in one of the breast plates?
they were dam good shows as I recall there were a couple of 6 bttles of port evenings with KO WC CoStG
ONLY THE BEST YOU KNOW OLD BOY

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:09 pm
by Mark Griffin
My feckin' breastplate you mean. Mr Davey still calls me 'clang!'

Never put a Nigel Clough breastolate in front of the KO is what i have learnt. However at hardened 4.5mm thick the new one might turn shot.... not that I'm going to be trying it.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:12 pm
by Nigel
Mark Griffin wrote:My feckin' breastplate you mean. Mr Davey still calls me 'clang!'

Never put a Nigel Clough breastolate in front of the KO is what i have learnt. However at hardened 4.5mm thick the new one might turn shot.... not that I'm going to be trying it.
you is no fun

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:30 pm
by Mark Griffin
wel,, gold being the price it is at present, I'm not going near them, their scratchy beards might take my shine off.

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:21 am
by Mick,M
we must put that photo on here some time
Ho go on we'll give it a go, you'll never know till we've had ago? :lol:

we are a werzlie bunch I'llgrant you that but nice with it in a strange gunners sort of way. 8)

we got the new barrel proofed and she'll be out this weekend by the way,

some one pass the port,

"More Dead Frenchmen HOOOZZAR!"

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:33 am
by Kynges
Its amazing what you find buried in photo albums :D

As for the new gun I will finish the Diary thread soon now, life has almost returned to normal without the build going on and my patio will soon be clear again...HUZZAAAA :D :D

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:59 am
by Nigel
Kynges wrote:Its amazing what you find buried in photo albums :D

As for the new gun I will finish the Diary thread soon now, life has almost returned to normal without the build going on and my patio will soon be clear again...HUZZAAAA :D :D
nice

see youa t tewks Si as nobody invited me thsi weekend humpf

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:02 am
by Kynges
Nigel

If you havent got anything on then you are by all means welcome to join us as you always are :D

PM me if you want to

As for Tewkes I have you on our list as usual :D

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:06 pm
by Nigel
excellent

your and Tomsks liveries will be delivered

did you want badeges on em btw

This weekend I will be manically runnign around with a hammer demolishing stuff

I will then engage Mr Mainprise to put it all back together