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stuff dangling from your belt

Postby frances » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:38 pm

Everything but the kitchen sink?

see here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/s ... t_id=40690



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Tom H » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:52 am

Frances, that's a brilliant pic. Never seen this bagpiper before, but I know the feeling of carrying that much (too much) into an event.



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:35 am

I've seen copies of him at every event I've ever been to, but he doesn't have a sword, a dagger, an eating knife, and an axe hanging from his belt as well, so he can't be a real re-enactor.


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Ghost » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:03 am

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:I've seen copies of him at every event I've ever been to, but he doesn't have a sword, a dagger, an eating knife, and an axe hanging from his belt as well, so he can't be a real re-enactor.


or fox tail.................. :wink:


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Postby John Waller » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:35 pm

Ghost wrote:or fox tail.................. :wink:


Don't get me started :-x I hate the funking things. Even someone in beauforts livery was sporting one at Tewkesbury. :roll: If ever there was an argument for sharps on the field then surely 'scalping' fox-bummers is it :devil:


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Dannolad » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:34 pm

Didnt appear to have a dayglo ostrich feather either :wtf:



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:44 pm

So that's that cleared up then.


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Ghost » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:42 am

John Waller wrote:
Ghost wrote:or fox tail.................. :wink:


Don't get me started :-x I hate the funking things. Even someone in beauforts livery was sporting one at Tewkesbury. :roll: If ever there was an argument for sharps on the field then surely 'scalping' fox-bummers is it :devil:


Trust me it wasn't a Beaufort, just one of the other groups wearing blue and white to represent the Somerset block


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby John Waller » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Ghost wrote:
John Waller wrote:
Ghost wrote:or fox tail.................. :wink:


Don't get me started :-x I hate the funking things. Even someone in beauforts livery was sporting one at Tewkesbury. :roll: If ever there was an argument for sharps on the field then surely 'scalping' fox-bummers is it :devil:


Trust me it wasn't a Beaufort, just one of the other groups wearing blue and white to represent the Somerset block


Perhaps we need a 'no soft and fluffies' check along with the pre-battle weapons check? :)


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Postby gregory23b » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:36 am

Is he not an itinerant of some sort?


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby steven pole » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:28 pm

I know I carry a basket but not loaded with seven kids!



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Tom H » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:19 pm

The chap is Till Eulenspiegel, trickster character from German folklore. I've got a jointed version of him on my office door that does a jig when you pull the string. He usually has an owl and mirror as his posessions and various bits hanging from his belt. Although I'm a bit of a bagpipe enthusiast, well maybe more than a bit, I'd never seen him with bagpipes before Frances posted this pic. But now spotted him as a statue, again with bagpipes on someone's Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixesrose/1854779687/



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby frances » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi all,

This is another bagpipe player with a belt-load of stuff:

http://utu.morganlibrary.org/medren/Sea ... &current=4

I'm not searching for bagpipe players, far from it, but they keep popping up.



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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby Dave B » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:43 pm

frances wrote:Everything but the kitchen sink?

see here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/s ... t_id=40690


I'm not entirely sure that is a medieval illustration, or that it's his belt that the stuff is hanging off, looking at it, it could be a rope waist tie on his backpack, it looks more like the shoulder straps than it looks like a leather belt.


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby uksimes » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:45 pm

Ghost wrote:
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:I've seen copies of him at every event I've ever been to, but he doesn't have a sword, a dagger, an eating knife, and an axe hanging from his belt as well, so he can't be a real re-enactor.


or fox tail.................. :wink:


Um, what's wrong with using a fox tail? I apologise if this question is answered elsewhere, but as I'm todays Noob (and this is my very first post), please be gentle with me! :D


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby lucy the tudor » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:43 am

Welcome to the forum, your question is understandable for a noob, as you describe yourself, because so many people pursist in this reenactorism.
If you put "fox tails" into the search option at the top of this page, it will take you to previous discussions had on here about the subject, which will lead you to the general conclusion that only fools or lepers or other such people wore them, even then only occasionally,and so it's best to just leave them off. There's plenty of evidenced stuffs out there to spend your time and money on.


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby uksimes » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:02 am

Well, as I'm neither a fool nor a leper, (although I do have a nasty rash on my ...) I shall certainly refrain from purchasing said tool of Satan :D

Thanks for the links too!

I think I'm gonna like it here....


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby lucy the tudor » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:05 am

Now I'm sure someone will ask if they can try some authentic recipe for curative creams on you... fend them off!! :wink:


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Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Postby frances » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:41 pm

Actually, I have a rather nice white foxes tail, if anyone is interested. What they do with it once they have it in their house is entirely up to them!!




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