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by Ursus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ursus
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Happy Birthday to Ursus

Thanks everyone!
by Ursus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 1980

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

For what it’s worth on the subject of traction I think much of the problem can stem from the soles not being broken in. Some makers like Bohemond seem to coat the soles of their product with some sort of sealant that makes them quite slippery at first. My advice would be to get them nicely broken in...
by Ursus
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 96
Views: 9855

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

No one of consequence. Just another down on his luck traveller tending his meager fire.
by Ursus
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ranger's Pantry
Replies: 12
Views: 2156

Re: A Ranger's Pantry

Top notch as always Greg! I’ll second what Odigan said to you about eating less. For what it’s worth Ruinar I also eat much less when on the trail. In fact during the MERS October trek I only cooked one meal which was breakfast on our first morning out. Other than that I tend to eat many small snack...
by Ursus
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloak storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: Cloak storage?

I tend to tie mine up in a horseshoe and sling it over one arm or wear it like I do my bedroll.
by Ursus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Darksword scabbard customized
Replies: 10
Views: 3721

Re: Darksword scabbard customized

Awesome first attempt! Far better than my first try ever was.
by Ursus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Outings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 3888

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Elleth wrote:How long were you out for?


Three days. Overnights on Friday and Saturday and packed out on Sunday morning in a refreshing light rain. It was a joy to finally attend a forum gathering, the only thing that surpassed the weather was the fine company!
by Ursus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!

I was just wondering, how fast can you get the bow strung and firing from having it mounted on your quiver? Im guessing you have to take off everything to get it into firing mode? I have little bow as well and I'm trying to get a system down for drawing the bow from my back, stringing it, and firin...
by Ursus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!

The points are a mix of commercially available points that I’ve collected over the years. Most of these have been ground down a bit to suit the lighter shafts.
by Ursus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Subduing wood and metal.. thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 14710

Re: Suduing wood and metal.. thoughts?

In thinking about dyeing arrow shafts, I've chosen to give it a try with my latest batch I'm working on. To that end, today I lightly buffed two dozen shafts, cut nocks into all of them, and did a cap dip on the first dozen in the leftovers from my last Walnut bath, which goes about 4-5" up fr...
by Ursus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!

Well that is just cool! How does it feel compared to your arrow bag? I see you went with wool rather than linen this time for the sock: how's the difference seem to you? (I just started a waxed linen one myself to see what I was missing. :) ) I like it quite a lot compared to the arrow bag. I reall...
by Ursus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!

Not bad really. This is just for transport and I like having my dominant arm free for work or action. Usually when I shoot I keep a few shafts in my bow hand. Handily enough the arrows are so short that I can actually reach across my body and still pull one from the quiver without much fuss.
by Ursus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Film Inspired short bow- Finally complete!

This is a project I’ve been chasing for months upon months and finally managed to wrap up last weekend. While I wouldn’t say that I tend to worship the WETA/film versions of design I have always had a soft spot for the films concept of Aragorn's ranger pack bow and bedroll. The minimalistic size of ...
by Ursus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A new addition
Replies: 8
Views: 3875

Re: A new addition

Wow nice. How do you like compared to your Odin blade? Very different but enjoyable. The Odin is the better blade but the Hanwei is the better character piece. The original intent of the Odin was to be a family heirloom piece of which I am now transitioning it to. I have however commissioned a bare...
by Ursus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A new addition
Replies: 8
Views: 3875

A new addition

So I was lucky enough to snag a Hanwei Tinker Great Sword of War recently for an extremely good deal. For some time now I’ve been wanting to revamp my day to day ranger sword into something more plain and common. To rework the piece I reprofiled the tip which pulled it from the XIII family into the ...

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