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Re: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?

... ebay, if you are looking for light stuff. On mail; what are you looking to achieve ? butted mail isn't very authentic, so unless you are going the full monty, and making riveted mail from wire, I'd recommend giving someone like capapie.co.uk a shout, and getting rings & riveting tongs from ...
by the_power
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Can you recommend a supplier for leather/hides?
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

Re: Ambushes of the War of Independence

... party, but there appeared to be a good number. When the fight had been in progress about 20 minutes or half an hour, a second motor lorry full of soldiers coming from Limerick raced up to the spot. Following them rushed five or six policemen, rifles in hand. The attackers then dispersed ...
by euryalus
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:22 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Ambushes of the War of Independence
Replies: 26
Views: 59330

Helping us to help you.

... to do, is tidy up the forum. You can help. 1, Could you flag up any of your old threads that you feel have served their purpose? General Chat is full of old threads but we don't wish to erase anything that may contain info you all need or want. (when you report a thread for this reason please ...
by knightofredemption
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:08 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping us to help you.
Replies: 1
Views: 11795

Re: Do Dhia Daoibh!

I was the small, old ugly git :) I didn't notice any small, ugly, old gits! All I saw was a field full of energetic warriors in interesting kit of various time periods :mrgreen: (In the 'TRAIN THE TRAINER' thread) I think your probably right about Leitrim, and that will ...
by Bandraoi
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Do Dhia Daoibh!
Replies: 18
Views: 15620

Re: Did you know the origin of....

... Equipment Because a levy is made up of people from all social classes the types of equipment worn is varied. the wealthier members could have had full harness (suit of armour) whilst the household soldier wore brigandines, padded jacks or even mail. In terms of weaponry, swords and daggers were ...
by ciaranc
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:40 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Did you know the origin of....
Replies: 5
Views: 4356

Re: Why?

... you cann see straight away that you have the same interest. even if it is not the same period. 3. I like the tenting and the campfires. the full craig in general. 4. i like talking to people who come along and ask questions and genuinely want to know about the period you are re-enacting ...
by Malo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:11 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 8805

Tentorium - Historical Tents

... marquise ending with cotton cones from World War II. We offer two versions of historical tents: - Basic: mechanically-sewn of very thick linen - Full-reconstruction: hand-made of very thick linen and with linen threads We also prodvide poles, iron pegs and natural ropes.
by wilkomir
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:47 am
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Tentorium - Historical Tents
Replies: 12
Views: 20824

cheap riveted mail shirt

... shirt, and very strong, as it's riveted. Check out panda's coif, or check out the close-up pics at capapie.co.uk. It has elbow-long sleeves and full skirt. It's forge blackened, so is slightly rust resistant. People who have played with it go "oooh, mithril". Would suit someone doing ...
by the_power
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: cheap riveted mail shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 15866

Re: First foray into leatherwork.

... 12th-16thC so still too late for Viking. I remember being told once that there were pouches found at either Birka or Hedeby that were either full circles with drawstring holes around the circumference or 1/2 circles, folded in the middle of the straight edge, which was sewn up and drawstring ...
by Andrea L Redden
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:34 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First foray into leatherwork.
Replies: 13
Views: 17049

Re: knives and things

... the tang but on 2863 and 2909, where handles survive, the tangs are about three-quarters of the length of the handle. The tang of 2938 extends the full length of its handle and on 2812 and 2898 the tangs project slightly from the handle and are bent over.” What period is the knife for? So, while ...
by Andrea L Redden
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:20 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: knives and things
Replies: 16
Views: 21003
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