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by Elleth
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Valiant Armoury Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Valiant Armoury Bristol

Oh dang... just as a piece of MERF history, I'm extremely interested!

That said, I have enough pointies around, and it'd be more fitting if someone just getting started has a crack at it.

If you don't have a sale in a week though, consider it sold. :)
by Elleth
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: War Mattocks
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: War Mattocks

For what it's worth, a friend once told me there was a reference to mattocks used by archers at Agincourt.
I'd imagine a perusal of popular treatments of Agincourt - particularly Henry V in print and film c. 1910-1950 might give a hint as to the Professor's inspiration there.
by Elleth
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rangers report!
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Rangers report!

Other than not having left the farm in about a month, not much has changed for us so far. The sheep are lambing like crazy and I'm making sure to get a good garden in just in case this thing keeps dragging on into the summer. Not that I expect grocery stores to empty out, but the less trips out the ...
by Elleth
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

I'm thinking seriously about this one... From the videos, it certainly looks like it has great bulk and nap: I'm quite curious to hear how it works out for you! :mrgreen: the guy holds it up to the light and hardly any light shines through, is that a good measure of how densely the fibers are woven...
by Elleth
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Leather Dye
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Natural Leather Dye

Cool! We talk about walnut dying here: http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4311 And some vinegaroon here, with a like to a wonderful historical leather pallete thread over on myArmoury: http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3992&p=42852 Neat experime...
by Elleth
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings to you all
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Greetings to you all

Welcome!

Gosh I have been admiring that star brooch of yours since I first saw it.

Good to see you here! :)
by Elleth
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dwarven Horse gear
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Dwarven Horse gear

Oh SHE IS ADORABLE! Gosh how fun. :mrgreen: Anyhow - I don't know anything about tack specifically, but with medieval/fantasy leatherwork generally I think absolute biggest leap one can make is using period correct hardware. Off-the-shelf Tandy buckles and modern rivets can always seem a bit Ren-Fai...
by Elleth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

Ah - one more thing. I did a bit of quick math on each of those blankets: “What Price Glory” M1885 “Indian Wars” blanket: 1.2 oz / ft2 Faribault “Foot Soldier” blanket: 1.25 oz / ft2 Early’s of Witney plain white (walnut dyed): 1.43 oz / ft2 Knockoff “Italian Officer” blanket: 1.79 oz / ft2 Early’s ...
by Elleth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

PS: I've never purchased from these folks, but if the measurements are in fact accurate, this looks like a grand blanket at a decent price: if a bit loud for our purposes:
https://nwtrader.com/hand-woven_early_blankets.html
by Elleth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

Taurinor - cool! Thank you for the 18th c. link especially. Here's what I can compare: merf-wool-blanket-comparison.jpg Note: all measurements below are hasty tape-measure-on-the-bedroom-floor measurements, and some of these blankets definitely have some years and wear on them. If you tell me they d...
by Elleth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

FWIW, just weighed the two Early's blankets we have: 4 point: 4.8 lbs. (feels like it's worn a bit thin, but still has decent life in it) 6 point: 7.5 lbs. (got second hand ~10 years ago in an Alaskan second hand store. Now it's our daily "comfy room" blanket by whoever manages to grab it ...
by Elleth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

I have been on a total blanket kick lately, playing with all sorts of stuff - so this is a fun thread! I'm about to start getting ready for work and can't pull out everything for pictures and measurements, but a few quick notes in no particular order: 1. I've never gotten into alpaca for authentitic...
by Elleth
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Elwindil
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Happy Birthday Elwindil

Happy birthday! :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Peter Remling
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Happy Birthday Peter Remling

Happy happy birthday Ranger! :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old reenactor, new forum member intro
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Old reenactor, new forum member intro

Welcome!!!

I've been following your instagram for ages - you guys get up to some awesome stuff! :mrgreen:

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