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Re: knives and things

... baubles for jewellery making. They should have silver wire or failing that there is a place next to Murphy Sheehys (SP) that do a fairly simlar type of stuff.
by sabrewolfe
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: knives and things
Replies: 16
Views: 21027

Roman Webcomic

Hullo gang, I thought I'd mention a Roman web comic I just discovered called SPQR Blues. It's the graphic novel type, not the funny type. Thought maybe you Romani would enjoy it.
by RecycledViking
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical
Topic: Roman Webcomic
Replies: 1
Views: 3311

Re: Arms techniques dvd

... with the details; if you have never used the weapon or similar ones before then they are of very limited use. It seems that most authors of this type of book have subsequent to publishing figured out stuff that fundamentally changes how they would write the book if they were doing so again. And ...
by brendan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Arms techniques dvd
Replies: 5
Views: 6690

Re: Corn Drying Kiln

Oleg, Some of the 'Key hole' type dryers seem to be a double key hole, one inside the other. This creates a flue around the pit. I'm thinking that this may keep the smoke off the grain in some way while still creating a convection current. ...
by Dave Mooney
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Corn Drying Kiln
Replies: 23
Views: 23153

Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

oh I so want one like it. Did one of the Czechs do it? Jiri Krond'ak makes some nice ones. 420 602 323 209
I have a type e made by one of the Poles with a great carved bone grip.
by Seathrun
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction
Replies: 23
Views: 36683

Re: Ecclesiastical art in Early Medieval Ireland

... you are a saint... I'm not really sure, if "the three dots pattern" is always connected with the Holy Trinity idea because a) that type of decoration isn’t used exclusively on saints’ clothes Charlemagne ("Coronation Sacramentary of Charles the Bald) ...
by vlasta
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Ecclesiastical art in Early Medieval Ireland
Replies: 23
Views: 25605

Re: Gael with mail ?

... the leather a lot depends on the thickness of the leather: Thick leather will tend to buckle and bend. I had this experience with the 3mm tabard type thing I made out of leather (It sits unused somewhere in my appartment). It can spread weight but doesnt make for comfort. If the leather is thin, ...
by brendan
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Gael with mail ?
Replies: 10
Views: 10661

Re: A depiction of ionar prior to Durer???

... on the sleeve that would confirm it for me. However, there does appear to be some sort of patterning on the doublet which could be padding of a type? [*]This is a question more than an answer: Why are we presuming that this is an attendant? Could this be some lordling out hunting with his Gallowglass ...
by brendan
Thu May 22, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: A depiction of ionar prior to Durer???
Replies: 20
Views: 25163

Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... shafts longer than 1.5m "unless they had been broken" to fit in the grave. The 2 outside the coffin are referred to as "a Celtic type". The one from Cronk Moar was "longer than 1.8m" so 6'ish. If you go to Anglo-Saxon stuff the spear in grave G.2 at Finningsley ...
by Andrea L Redden
Mon May 19, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 51831

Re: Before the Celts?

... graves were used for ritual, and goes along with the old archaeological standby - if you don't get it, it must be religious! ) Another megalith type, the court tomb, had a fairly large forecourt capable of holding a good amount of people, and thus may point to a more open and less mysterious ...
by RecycledViking
Fri May 16, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Pre-History
Topic: Before the Celts?
Replies: 35
Views: 45100

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