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Re: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience

Pending: decoration, holes, lacing
by oleg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience
Replies: 21
Views: 24697

Re: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience

Hi,

There is an update. Recent shoe attempt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY1Q8XikHlU

The leather is not veg tanned and not so thick as on Leitrim shoe, so my "try and fail" research will continue :D .
by oleg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:45 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience
Replies: 21
Views: 24697

16th Century Shields

... carried by Irish cavalry? Those from John Derricke's Image Of Irelande (not the most accurate source, I know) appear to be armed with steel target type shields, is there any other evidence for this? The only two surviving shields that I know of from this period are both of the same type as 17th ...
by Stephen Curtin
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:29 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96355

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... were kept pretty busy enforcing the boycott and attacking factories and the like. As you say, the population imbalance was a huge factor in the type of action that could be taken, since IRA actions were followed reprisals against the Catholic population. The death toll was pretty substantial, ...
by thepremier
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:58 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307843

Re: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience

... cloth wrapped in tape and then marked and cut - a critical bit of the heel assembly is that the vertical seam needs to be disrupted by a tongue type overlap - think of an upside down L ...essentiall a vertical tear is limited by the horizontal stitches A nice bit felted fleece for the insoles ...
by consmiles
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:39 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience
Replies: 21
Views: 24697

Re: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger

Hi Billy, see http://www.fashioner.com/magazine/2010/06/01/a-short-story-of-long-shoes/ - the long pointy shoe was around for ages before it got banned - one source says 1066 Willian 11, I quote that above in a previous post. http://www.jstor.org/pss/20696354 - Brehons were the equivalent of judges ...
by consmiles
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger
Replies: 26
Views: 53426

Re: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger

Billy wrote: Oleg, have you a link to the youtube video of your shoe attempts?

I've posted in the thread nearby - Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience
by oleg
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger
Replies: 26
Views: 53426

Re: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience

Here is going to be some progress report. There is a last video with something that will become a shoe. It has vamp seam and toe curved up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQJXrTt7us Vamp seam is a running stitch, pulled tightly (see images in this thread). Edges are bevelled. There were a couple of...
by oleg
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Lucas Type 2: real patterns and hands on experience
Replies: 21
Views: 24697

Re: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger

Wasn't all the poulaine banning madness in the fourteenth century though, after the period of these Lucas shoes, and certainly long after the last pagan chieftains and druíthe of Ireland had converted or died off? In any case, nice work again Con, the shoes look great. Oleg, have you a link to the y...
by Billy
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:40 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger
Replies: 26
Views: 53426

Re: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger

Hi Brendan, thank you for your input. You say - "the next pair I make. My last pair have sort of fallen apart" I assume you are referring to LT2's. Please show some images to contribute to the topic. Google - Poulaine or Crakow shoe - It wasn't monks that were wearing these pointy shoes - ...
by consmiles
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:54 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: My Lucas Type 2 Irish Shoes and ring dagger
Replies: 26
Views: 53426
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