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

... . This term has become synonomus with the timber pallasade wall built on an earthen ramp constructed along the Rhine-Danube frontiers. When this type of frontier fortification came into being is unclear, but parts have been identified to have been constructed in the early second century A.D. ...
by Nerva
Wed May 14, 2008 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Were the roman army ever in Ireland(1st Cen AD)
Replies: 48
Views: 57837

Re: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons

... took part in a steam railway event at Downpatrick in September last year and was given the honour of using a ww2 German detonator command box, the type you see in the movies were you whined the hell out of it and press down on the plunger, the pyro expert was beside me to give the order to fire, ...
by SS-Peiper
Tue May 13, 2008 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Safe weapon or safe person - using unusual weapons
Replies: 50
Views: 50766

Re: Thanks to the guys from Ballymun.

... Food for thought in any case. I need to talk to the other guys who train regularly in Ballymun to determine whether they are "into" this type of training or not. I think that there was a mixed reaction. If not, well we need to think about some alternative approach. Anyway, a great session. ...
by brendan
Mon May 12, 2008 1:32 pm
 
Forum: European Historical Combat Guild
Topic: Thanks to the guys from Ballymun.
Replies: 9
Views: 16280

Event List 2008

... CarrickFergus Veterans Day Description: A veterans day held in carrickfergus with the WLHA providing a static camp for the public to see the type of activities the veterans done on a day to day basis. 29th June Event: Crom Castle Description: Nice Multiperiod event overlooking the Fermanagh ...
by rinuccini
Sun May 11, 2008 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Wartime Living History Association
Topic: Event List 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 8649

Re: Irish Leather Helmet MK4

... thick leather triangles as a kind of inlay, fitted every inch with copper rivets to the metal bands. As result you'll get some early spangenhelm type. For additional protection there was an outer layer of rawhide, stuffed with wool or felt (not sure what exactly). To avoid the rawhide from slipping ...
by Cathal
Thu May 08, 2008 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Leather Helmet MK4
Replies: 34
Views: 38947

Re: The Shoe Quest...

Beathan and I tried to make something similar to the Lukas Type 1. Will post some pics soon.

Again, thanks to Billy for sharing original article.
by oleg
Tue May 06, 2008 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: The Shoe Quest...
Replies: 40
Views: 54626

Re: The Shoe Quest...

... cuts Bodo showed us in his book, he calls them "the Lucas shoes", so we are talking about the same thing. He said the cut of the first type is not very difficult to make, but the actual sewing will be hard work as a very thick leather has to be used to make them stable. He thinks that ...
by kerstin
Tue May 06, 2008 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: The Shoe Quest...
Replies: 40
Views: 54626

Re: The Shoe Quest...

I hav emade a pair of the type 1 and they turned out moderately well on first attempt! 2 things: - the strange way that the sides join is essential as it adds structural strength - the "tongue" type thing that sticks out to the ...
by brendan
Tue May 06, 2008 11:23 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: The Shoe Quest...
Replies: 40
Views: 54626

Re: The Shoe Quest...

... ourselves. The shoes are of the style like the one from the picture below. The price isn't fixed yet, because Bodo has little experience with that type (estimated price is 150€ for one pair). We also asked him about his schedules for this year somewhere near you. He said he's doing a market somewhere ...
by will
Sat May 03, 2008 9:55 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: The Shoe Quest...
Replies: 40
Views: 54626

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

... local provenence. Take Cork for example. They have a 3rd century Roman fibula found at Bantry during excavations. Did some Roman drop this? This type of find cannot possibly be taken to imply any Roman military presence, indeed it may well have belonged to a local who acquired it from trading ...
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: 57837
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