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by Elleth
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: someone has been watching....
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: someone has been watching....

Interestingly, there's also a steel version, albeit under a different name from a different maker: 15th Century Arming Sword - AH4241F AH4241F_5_l.jpg http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AH4241F Same Bristol-ish pommel, same WETA Strider crosspiece. I honestly think it looks kinda clunky, b...
by Elleth
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: someone has been watching....
Replies: 4
Views: 218

someone has been watching....

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this to -

Epic Armoury "Ranger" LARP sword:
LP442414_2_l.jpg
LP442414_2_l.jpg (88.31 KiB) Viewed 218 times

http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=LP442414



That hilt look familiar?

I think the Bristol trend Greg has started has taken root in the outside world. :)
by Elleth
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Finally finished - Quiver of Eriador!
Replies: 30
Views: 5548

Re: Finally finished - Quiver of Eriador!

The (very very) good - I was caught in a rain shower, and for the first time was able to just pull up a sock and protect my fletching. THIS IS AWESOME. As far as I know the "sock in a quiver" model was ahistorical and thought up by WETA, and I'm a little surprised to find it actually work...
by Elleth
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?
Replies: 18
Views: 2250

Re: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?

My stance on the decision to choose one over the other, bow over spear, ultimately stems from the description of Aragorn as a traveler and Huntsman.... Aha! Greg, I just figured out your secret! :mrgreen: Not secret so much I suppose - just that I wasn't grokking what you were doing. Normally I don...
by Elleth
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2935

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

:mrgreen: I think the context of those reproductions specifically is a fad of somewhat ostentatious alms-giving in the high medieval period, but they may have been earlier or more generically used than that- I simply don't know. Regardless as Ursus says, extra hooks and such for longsword carriages ...
by Elleth
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2935

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

Interesting! ... it looks exactly what I'd expect a woods-tromping ranger to improvise on the fly. Nice bit of life to it! :) I think you're selling yourself short on it not being a historical solution though: medieval belts are known to sometimes have hanging loops mounted to them. Some reproductio...
by Elleth
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On Silence
Replies: 2
Views: 576

On Silence

I found it this morning - that stillness of soul that we seek in the woods. I had come down the hill from the pasture, and unlike my usual treks stopped on a large stone to simply sit beside the pond. It took a while after I'd started again to realize something was different. I was moving without so...
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Re: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot

Well that looks like all kinds of fun!
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: 2018-19 Hawking Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: 2018-19 Hawking Season

Hi Patch!

So... you trap a raptor to hunt with, and (presumably) release them back into the wild at some point?
Do they get familiar / comfortable with people eventually? Or are they always wild in a way dogs and such aren't?

What a fascinating hobby!
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: King Elessar's Court
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: King Elessar's Court

I had not remembered the stay there was so long! I'd only remembered the "encampment." Now I need to go back and re-read it. How odd it must have been: part "boom-town" atmosphere I'd expect, but more digging out ancient rubble than virgin construction. I'm having visions of thos...
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing for the Autumn patrols...
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Preparing for the Autumn patrols...

How fun! I notice that little boot on your bow - and resting the end on your foot! I confess I've much worse habits in that regard and am constantly sticking the end of my bow in the dirt. Are you more protecting the bowtip, or the string? If you draw the bow with the boot in place, does it just fal...
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 32
Views: 2642

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

Now I just need to get those pommel art thoughts finalized... so much to do! :)
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: New belt pouch
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: New belt pouch

Oh I like that construction technique for the body: it gives a nice shape! I've always liked that closure method to: nice and simple. :)
... does it have an inside divider, or is a single big pocket in there?
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Climbed Weathertop (Almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: I Climbed Weathertop (Almost)

Oh that looks grand. I do miss wide open spaces. Those moors look amazing!
by Elleth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0
Replies: 19
Views: 4508

Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Second time out in mine today: lots of underbrush, clambering over creeks, and whatnot. I continue to be agog that this pattern just doesn't get in the way. I was really expecting that it would be at some level one of those "sacrifice a bit of practicality to the archetypal image" thing......

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