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OK then - rope. Chatting to Conquest at Lanark, horse-hair rope was mentioned. In the c21 this is flippin' expensive, so does anyone have any ideas for fentik-stylee rope, and what materials would be used? I'm thinking for lashing lengths, so 30' +

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Bristol rope and twine do the trick

amazing amount of ropey like stuff
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RottenCad wrote:...Chatting to Conquest...
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at 3am matey :D

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Straw rope. I'm fairly sure it was uysed for things like beds instead of wooden slats
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Hemp? Nettle fibre? The sort of things that were used for canvas? Linen tow? (flax processing waste).

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Have you been to the Chatham Dockyard museum? They have a rope walk that is still producing commercially and also models and voice-overs explaining all about rope-making. Or they did the last time I was there.

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im not sure how authentic they are but coir, manila or sisal are natural fiber cordage or they can be passed of as hemp
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Gerry Burroughs makes and supplies hemp rope and boy do it pong like bum.

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Mainly Fox and Griff, I was Whispering Bob Harris in comparison
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matlot wrote:im not sure how authentic they are but coir, manila or sisal are natural fiber cordage or they can be passed of as hemp
They are 'authentic' but only for periods after contact with areas which grew coconuts (coir) sisal (African plant I think) and whatever they make manila out of, probably something from the Philippines. Medieval and early post med rope would likely have been hemp or linen (or possibly lime bast). Straw and other plant fibres like bramble could have been used for ties (bramble is still used by some hedgers) and I have uses willow withies for tying hurdles to posts to make a fence.
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more likely to be hemp as linen would be expencive or flax which is pretty much the same as hemp

or you could use the reenactors favourite hessian
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