Spurs - 15th C.

Moderator: Moderators

Friesian
Posts: 144
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Friesian »

Colin Middleton wrote:
Friesian wrote:Can't personally see the point of actually wearing them though if your not going to ride or at least have a horse in the camp to complete the part - Just my opinion -no offence meant
For me, it's because every knights had them, so if I'm a knight, so should I. I don't know if I'll ever WEAR them, but I should at least have them available. It's kind of like adding to the story, it provided a talking point and draws the MOP into your world and makes them think of things that they might otherwise overlook.

Besides my horse is stabled just the other side of that wall (where the modern car park is)... :wink:
Fair enough , it just seems stange wearing spurs if your not going to use them , a bit like walking down the high street wearing cricket pads
Last edited by Friesian on Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Friesian
Posts: 144
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Friesian »

House of De Clifford wrote:AND THEY JINGLE JANGLE !!!!!!

So do the buckles on a straight jacket :wink:

guthrie
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2349
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: Polmont-Edinburgh

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by guthrie »

Friesian wrote:
House of De Clifford wrote:AND THEY JINGLE JANGLE !!!!!!

So do the buckles on a straight jacket :wink:
Surely not if its done up properly?

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

Whats wrong with walking down the street in cricket pads?
OSTENDE MIHI PECUNIAM!

guthrie
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2349
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: Polmont-Edinburgh

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by guthrie »

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Whats wrong with walking down the street in cricket pads?
Aren't you Irish?

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

I didn't say that I would wear them.
I just wondered was all, I mean I think its a bloody stupid game.
I used to walk from chapel to the ground in my hurling kit.
Anyhow there are lots of things that should be in a real medieval camp that are not in a re-enactment camp and lots of things that would not have been that are, I meself think that if having some people wearing or having on display spurs gives an illusion of horses being about is as good as it will often get.
Like Colin my own valient stead is stabled in the car park.
OSTENDE MIHI PECUNIAM!

User avatar
House of De Clifford
Posts: 390
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:35 pm
Location: Generally on a motorway in the van!!!!
Contact:

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by House of De Clifford »

Well..yes, thats what i meant to say... errr my horse is ummmm round the back.... nothing to do with jngle jangling at all... its all about..you know..creating an ummmmm image for the mops... honest!!! :sweat:
Dave.
House of De Clifford
Suppliers of ethical fur and hides to Re- enactment, Film, Tv and Theatre.
http://www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk

User avatar
IDEEDEE
Posts: 148
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:47 pm
Location: Brighthelmstone-on-sea

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by IDEEDEE »

For m'self, I'm getting the spurs purely for a (& hopefully more than one) living history gig where the spikey thingsses are not only are a "must have" for the character (horse will, of course, be outside - presumably in the boot of the car) but will give me something else to talk to the kids about, plus maybe give them something to "Ooooh" about.

I honestly have no intention (ever) of wearing them at an event. Never, never, never. Never will I be even tempted to jangle & strut & jangle & ponce & jangle around in 'em in a jangly fashion. Never. Not once. Can't see it happening. Never, ever.... Well, maybe at Hangleton. Perhaps Herstmonkey. But nowhere else.... Definitl...Oh, who am I fooling... :roll:

User avatar
House of De Clifford
Posts: 390
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:35 pm
Location: Generally on a motorway in the van!!!!
Contact:

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by House of De Clifford »

AHAAAAAAAA !
another convert to the jingly jangly ness (that isnt even english, i know) of the spurs. I am going to run a covert operation this year to see just how many knights i can spot jingling their way onto the field (or just poncing in a jangly fashion) ! :shifty:
Dave.
House of De Clifford
Suppliers of ethical fur and hides to Re- enactment, Film, Tv and Theatre.
http://www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

But I won'y wear them onto the field-the temptation to shove them up the a***hole of the tw*t who is till not acknowledging his hits would be too great.
Nothing worse then cleaning dreid sh** off a jinngly jangling pair of spurs.
OSTENDE MIHI PECUNIAM!

User avatar
IDEEDEE
Posts: 148
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:47 pm
Location: Brighthelmstone-on-sea

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by IDEEDEE »

Hah!! :) A temptation too far.... :)

User avatar
Andreas
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: The Holy Roman Empire
Contact:

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Andreas »

I recall a discussion where it was proposed that the rowel spurs would hurt the horse less than the solid pric spurs as you couldn't bring so much force to bear on them.
I've heard a similar statement about the use of spurs in general. That statement was trying to make a point that using spurs would be kinder to a horse than kicking it into the sides like a maniac... to which I am inclinded to agree, although I suppose a vet should perhaps have the final word on that.

There might also be a point that rowel spurs will not pierce the horses skin as deeply as a sharp 13th century prick spur if applied with force. I can also see that, although I'm not entirely sure how sharp the 13th century ones really were.
Quanti Adversarii + Tantus Honor

Velund
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:15 pm
Contact:

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Velund »

ImageImage

St.Olof's Spurs from Swedish History Museum.

Seeing this... a horse should run away far and fast...
Or were caparisons of the time so thick?
It 's a bit OT - 1564.
Welcome to http://armourandcastings.com/!
Loads of casting, armor and leather stuff for reenactors.

Friesian
Posts: 144
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Friesian »

Velund wrote:ImageImage

St.Olof's Spurs from Swedish History Museum.

Seeing this... a horse should run away far and fast...
Or were caparisons of the time so thick?
It 's a bit OT - 1564.
Iv'e a feeling my horse WOULD run away far & fast !

Have seen similar elsewhere ,so I would guess that they must have been used to using them sparingly .............Mind you it would be difficult to keep the toes turned in if you had long pikes on your sabatons ( ? )

James The Archer
Posts: 233
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:19 pm
Location: Centre of the world

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by James The Archer »

Friesian wrote:
Iv'e a feeling my horse WOULD run away far & fast !
Ditto! :o
Duck the arrows are coming!

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

As long as you were on it then that wouldn't be a problem.
OSTENDE MIHI PECUNIAM!

Velund
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:15 pm
Contact:

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Post by Velund »

It's killer spurs - both for horses and humans. Using incautiously one may catch someone tragically onto one of these needles... :wtf:

P.S. If I were a horse I would never let a human with this murder weapon on come any close to me.
Welcome to http://armourandcastings.com/!
Loads of casting, armor and leather stuff for reenactors.

Post Reply