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by Ursus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Darksword scabbard customized
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

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: Gatherings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 9923

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 7
Views: 1590

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: 7
Views: 1590

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 ...
by Ursus
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: The Sword Beneath the Cloak (Odigan work)
Replies: 14
Views: 2747

Re: The Sword Beneath the Cloak (Odigan work)

Does it come in longsword size lol? Something in this direction perhaps? merf-ranger-longsword-ursus.jpg Source images: Albion Squire "Late 13th c. Greatsword" Albion Stamford for hilt furniture Good thing I have a custom type XII bare blade in the works that I intend make fittings for...
by Ursus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: The Sword Beneath the Cloak (Odigan work)
Replies: 14
Views: 2747

Re: The Sword Beneath the Cloak (Odigan work)

Awesome! Definitely nailed the visual aesthetic.

Does it come in longsword size lol? Alternatively If you shrunk it down about a foot it would also make an amazing design for an eket.

My hat is off to Odigan for yet another job brilliantly executed.
by Ursus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Ursus
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Happy Birthday Ursus

Thanks everyone!
by Ursus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 47334

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Seems like this game has lost its momentum! Got any ideas to re-invigorate it, or has its time passed? I’m still here. I swear all I’ve done is watch it rain here in Illinois. My work is also at the peak of its busiest season. Im also wrapping up what is going to become my new everyday common man r...
by Ursus
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 5936

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

I'm not sure how long that I've been with the forum officially, maybe 6 or 7 years? Anyhow, it was a random internet search to see if any other oddballs like me existed and sought Middle-earth with the same passion and realism that brought up a picture of a guy in a cloak, jeans, and t-shirt carryin...

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