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Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... is that the combatants have trained together to a predefined standard with a clear set of safety rules and with safety equipment. While it is impossible to guarantee no accidents or injuries, organisers now like to see that everything possible has been done to prevent it. The days of re-enactors ...
by knightofredemption
Fri May 23, 2008 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 50562

Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... thought I was wearing a gambeson...I was actually wearing a white tshirt, and he had poor eyesight. So, yes - go gently, even on armour. And if possible, wear armour yourself. It's much more fun for the other person. John
by admin
Thu May 22, 2008 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 50562

Re: The Irish in Britain

... but failed, so apperently "left" due to increasing pressure from their neighbours. but this merely accounts for the name and possible movement of the people into Scotland. the place they moved to is what is now roughly modern Argyll, derived from Ár Gael meaning the "land/territory ...
by Freebeard
Wed May 21, 2008 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: The Irish in Britain
Replies: 10
Views: 12432

Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... 1.50m to 4m. When I get my "An Archaeology of Weapons" back from Martyn, I'll dig up the reference and the exact proportions. It's very possible that even the long spears were used with shields, of course. As to 'why' Irish reenactors use them ... Irish reenactment was seeded from Scottish ...
by Andrea L Redden
Tue May 20, 2008 1:51 am
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 50562

Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... 1.50m to 4m. When I get my "An Archaeology of Weapons" back from Martyn, I'll dig up the reference and the exact proportions. It's very possible that even the long spears were used with shields, of course. As to 'why' Irish reenactors use them ... Irish reenactment was seeded from Scottish ...
by the_power
Mon May 19, 2008 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 50562

Re: Celts - How do you define a people?

... and archaeological evidence. Did people receive the language we call celtic with the arrival of, or contact with, people using La Tene art, and a possible associated culture? Does it represent the movement of, or cultural dominance of, people we identify as Celts. Or can the language be de-coupled ...
by Billy
Wed May 14, 2008 10:45 am
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Celts - How do you define a people?
Replies: 19
Views: 28774

Re: New Dublin Book - Scabbard and Sheaths

Sorry for possible being really stupid but what is the full title of the book?? Is it Scabbards and Sheaths?
by Neil
Tue May 13, 2008 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: New Dublin Book - Scabbard and Sheaths
Replies: 13
Views: 14081

Re: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)

... the fact that several locations in West Cork are know to have traded Tin and other oars with Mediterrainian cultures (Carthage being one), it is possible that it was lost by a Roman.
by Nerva
Thu May 01, 2008 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)
Replies: 48
Views: 57654

Re: Introduction

... chapter masters training weekend at the Royal Armouries Leeds in early Sept, so it makes sense to me to get down to Dublin as soon after that as possible, full of enthusiasm, and any new training techniques, and ideas :P . Paul
by knightofredemption
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:46 am
 
Forum: European Historical Combat Guild
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 22392

9eme Regiment d´Infanterie Legere (l'imcomparable)

... uniforms are made according to regulations & pictures from the period and originals in museums with the aim to be as close to the original as possible. Interested? Want to know more? Visit our websites http://9eme.page.tl or http://www.9eme.com
by Malo
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 9eme Regiment d´Infanterie Legere (l'imcomparable)
Replies: 0
Views: 3465
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