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by Straelbora
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Custom sword arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Custom sword arrived!

My custom sword arrived! I wanted something that looked like a Viking sword, but for Rangering, the size of a Roman gladius. Our own Eric C put heart and soul into the project, and I couldn't be happier. You'll note his mark, I F, for Ichthean Forge, on the blade. A close up of the grip shows a dark...
by Straelbora
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter in Wilderland
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Winter in Wilderland

Great video clip. You need to find some Orcs for the next one.
by Straelbora
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloak storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Cloak storage?

It either becomes a rolled-up pillow or a blanket (or additional blanket).
by Straelbora
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Straelbora!
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Happy Birthday Straelbora!

Thanks! Got my Yuletide gift yesterday, and the thing I ordered for the gift I'm sending came today.
by Straelbora
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: The Garments of the Lake-men.
Replies: 19
Views: 1965

Re: The Garments of the Lake-men.

[quote="Darnokthemage"] Oarsman #2 This man was easier, it is quite clear that he is wearing a cape, maybe a bocksten cape? Under that ive chosen to put a tunic with short sleeves, instead of having him wear a sleeve-less one. You can se...
by Straelbora
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Dunedáin Waxed Leather Water Bottle

Beautiful work, but to be honest, I'm at the point where when I'm thirsty, I don't want to be imbibing small bits of wax. Maybe I'm just too clumsy.

Although heavier, when I'm on the trail, I use class bottles that have been wrapped in wicker, along with a wicker handle.
by Straelbora
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been A While...
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Been A While...

I think the best threads over the last couple of years have been:

Why didn't they use the Eagles to fly the Ring to Mt. Doom?

Is Tauriel in the movies as good a character as Tauriel in the book?

Can a Hobbit Ranger still manage seven or eight meals a day?
by Straelbora
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 2156

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Fantastic. Great pics.
by Straelbora
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 4014

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

I think Tolkien himself understood all too well your journey. It was called shell shock a century ago, but had the same impact on people. Frodo's pain on the anniversay of the wound from the Morgul blade on Weathertop, I believe, was allegory for the psychic pain brought on by the war. Those of us w...
by Straelbora
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets
Replies: 16
Views: 2612

Re: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets

As mentioned above, medieval Europe, from our point of view, seems unpopulated and 'wild,' but forests were very controlled commodities, including the lumber and hunted animals, not just meat, but feathers, leather, and furs. As to sleds and sleighs, even though not explicitly mentioned, frankly, th...
by Straelbora
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody speak German?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Anybody speak German?

TaylorSteiner wrote:Oh yeah I forgot about Straelbora...shucks as I've already sent it back to amazon.

Thanks for thinking of me, Greg. Truth is, that would be way beyond my limited German.
by Straelbora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Pennsic 2019

One of these days we'll have to give that a try. Sadly not this year though. I don't suppose you've a good lead on a maker of period-style camp furniture though? Preferably in the Northeast US to save on shipping? Anything you'd particularly recommend to look for or stay away from? My camp furnitur...
by Straelbora
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Pennsic 2019

Anyone else heading to Pennsic this year? (For those who don't know about it, it's the Society for Creative Anachronism's largest event, which starts this coming weekend and lasts for 2 weeks, at a campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania). I'm taking my two boys from Aug. 2 until the 10th. I'd l...
by Straelbora
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Project for Iodo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: A Project for Iodo?

I just got one from Poland a fews weeks ago. I have yet to get photos.
by Straelbora
Sat May 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 4916

Re: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick

Finally found a smith (in Poland) who makes non-decorative ciupagi (Polish Highlander walking stick/hatchets).

He also does a nice variety of other blades. ... BlKxGCSklU

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