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by Taurinor
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 51
Views: 17756

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

I wear them with 18th century-style wool knitted stockings (we know that dwarves wore stockings - The Hobbit, Chapter 2: Roast Mutton), but knee-high cloth hose would probably work, too! I imagine that knitted stockings are more prone to getting caught on brambles and going into holes, so maybe clo...
by Taurinor
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 51
Views: 17756

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

I personally took the Professor literally when he said that men in northern parts would wear breeches. I know "breeches" is a vague word that can just mean trousers and that the Professor was not well-versed (nor particularly interested) in historic clothing, but I've been using 17th centu...
by Taurinor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: An update from Ringulf

It’s good to hear from you!

I was ... hmm, I wouldn’t say worried about you and yours, since Rangers are prepared and resourceful folk, but I was concerned. I’m glad that you didn’t need to draw on your resourcefulness, though, because it sounds like you were well prepared!
by Taurinor
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets

Hmm, yeah i was hoping there was more. The lack of fur coats and jackets in medieval europe is also interesting. Might seem to have carried over to middle earth... The lack of fur coats and jackets in medieval Europe (especially the High Middle Ages in England and I think France) in in part due to ...
by Taurinor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets

I’m not sure about fur jackets, but he did mention fur-LINED garments:

From The Lord of the Rings, Book II The Ring Goes South, Chapter 3 The Ring Goes South - “All were well furnished by Elrond with thick warm clothes, and they had jackets and cloaks lined with fur.”
by Taurinor
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit
Replies: 25
Views: 1707

Re: Starting to Assemble a Dwarven Toolkit

I agree that a travelling craftsdwarf would be a very cool "in universe" disguise, and would add some fun kit to show folks for non-trekking outings, like Faires and Cons and the like. Folks do like looking at "stuff", it seems! it's tiny, very simple but useful for fine work lik...
by Taurinor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: A month to celebrate H.B. Taurinor !
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: A month to celebrate H.B. Taurinor !

Thanks, y’all! Seems like I’m in good company here, birthday month-wise :mrgreen:
by Taurinor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Nemo's Dwarf Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Re: Nemo's Dwarf Kit

I agree with Udwin - your kit has come a long way! Good thinking to pack your gear in; even short little trips like that can provide you with a lot of valuable information. When I go to the southeastern Ranger moots, I always try to limit myself to the gear that I can carry into camp on my back in o...
by Taurinor
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8999

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

Most of my characters are defined by who I am "In Real Life", hence my earlier statement about using what is on hand. That is 100% my attitude about including those that are struggling to participate at the level they WANT to be at versus where the are at the moment. That's a completely v...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8999

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

For historic accuracy purposes, I should have used thicker leather and welt pieces, but live and learn! I'm all about using what you have on hand. I feel there's a truth to that even when it makes it less than perfectly historically accurate. I guarantee they also did the exact same thing of using ...
by Taurinor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8999

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

I've been absent for...a very long time but coming back and catching up is so exciting, especially because of posts like this! I've wanted to do a barrell costrel for ages. Welcome back! It’s an interesting build - definitely some pros and cons compared to a two-piece flacket. For historic accuracy...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 5222

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

I'm adopting 'Taurandir' as a given surname. It's a common habit in Midle-earth, it seems...Beleg Strongbow, Turin Turambar, Gandalf Greyhame, etc. I'm having a darned difficult time settling on a first name I can stomach. Tirathon is a good approximation of the meaning of 'Gregory', so that fits w...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 5222

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

It’s lovely to see everything together (not that the individual pieces aren’t wonderful by themselves)! Amazing gear and attention to detail, as always.

Do you have any plans for a impression/“persona” write-up to go with it?
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: 3A Dunedain Trekker's Iron Cauldron [V2]
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: 3A Dunedain Trekker's Iron Cauldron [V2]

That’s lovely! I really enjoy that the form is very similar to Elleth’s, but that the details are a little different - it suggests access to common materials and construction methods (cultural cohesion, as you said), but that gear would be made one piece at a time. Sometimes kits that are individual...
by Taurinor
Thu May 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17
Replies: 18
Views: 10484

Re: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17

I woudl like a better quality over tunic than I have now, but don't even know where to look. I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M9XBG57/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . on amazon, and like the look if not the material. I’d suggest starting up a new “Soft Kit”...

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