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by Kortoso
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1093

Re: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?

I wrap the flint and steel with a cloth to keep them from rattling about, so the lens is safe from being scratched.
by Kortoso
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: New waterskin- finally!
Replies: 27
Views: 4102

Re: New waterskin- finally!

Ursus - awesome! I'm looking forward to hearing your results! Greg - thank you! I'd looked into that option late last year. Sadly that product is fit only for hardsided canteens and bottles. As their rep told me - ... we are sorry to disappoint you; however, our pitch becomes more stiff and brittle...
by Kortoso
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1093

Re: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?

I wouldn't assume that in an ancient context, the lens was glass; natural quartz was indeed used, and we might satisfy ourselves (usually) with common glass cast or ground to shape. The Hudson's Bay Company fire kit (copied from an original antique) apparently originally had a quartz crystal lens, a...
by Kortoso
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should one eat on the Road?
Replies: 44
Views: 6297

Re: What should one eat on the Road?

Greg wrote:Any types you'd recommend trying it out on? Might work on green lentils or kidney beans.

It''s something that is done the Mediterranean area with wheat. They call it bulgur. Is there any evidence that this was used in Northern Europe?
by Kortoso
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Ranger's falchion?
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: A Ranger's falchion?

It may or may not be appropriate to your interpretation of your Ranger persona, or any medieval woodsman, but this messer has been acclaimed by many who know their blades: http://www.coldsteel.com/maa-messer.html https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5qGufFAhT1gQWQ_UMVDdy2wQn0ZYg8Dv...
by Kortoso
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)

Kudos! Full marks on acquiring a horse, there, lad! Good on you. The coif, or biggins, worn as a regular hat rather than something under a helmet, is something from a later period than Anglo-Saxon/Viking era, from what I recall. I know this is a fantasy world, but the Rohan are based on early Anglo-...
by Kortoso
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Amazon Series
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: Amazon Series

Brethren, I do indeed remember many decades ago the grouchy talk surrounding announcements that someone named Peter Jackson was filming the legend.
That didn't turn out too badly did it now? :mrgreen:

Anyway, here is more news and speculation:
by Kortoso
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Home made forge question
Replies: 18
Views: 3247

Re: Home made forge question

One thing that slows a lot of would-be smiths, is the assumption that the anvil needs to be a huge block of iron or steel.
The Vikings often made do with something little more than a iron spike driven into a heavy stump.
by Kortoso
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A strange fabric... Ramie?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: A strange fabric... Ramie?

Nope. My friends in Regia Anglorum, think that fabric made from nettle fiber was commonly used.
https://regia.org/research/life/textiles.htm
by Kortoso
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Young Ranger

Youtube:
https://youtu.be/xMbISPwOzQA
Can anyone else see this?
by Kortoso
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Young Ranger

This young fellow (I know not his age, nor real name) had taken upon himself the banner of the Middle-Earth Ranger.
Can we give this guy some encouragement and support?
by Kortoso
Sun May 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Amazon Series
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: Amazon Series

It appears that Amazon's vaunted LOTR series will (at least at first) focus on a young Aragorn. I foresee a new crop of Rangering fans.

https://slate.com/culture/2018/05/amazo ... agorn.html
by Kortoso
Sun May 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Happy Birthday Eric

Eric C wrote:Thanks everyone. I had a great time at the Southeastern Spring Moot this weekend. It was fun spending my birthday with great people.


Happy birthday, brother Ranger!
by Kortoso
Sun May 13, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Faramir's Nail-Knife: Essential Kit or Ithilen field mod?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Faramir's Nail-Knife: Essential Kit or Ithilen field mod?

What comes to mind for me (mostly due to the usage rather than the name) is a small "patch-knife" as used by mountain men.
by Kortoso
Sun May 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on bottles?
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Thoughts on bottles?

A stoneware bottle was not an unheard of thing. Jas Townsend sells one: http://www.townsends.us/stoneware-beer-bottle-p4179-p-1322.html http://lghttp.68199.nexcesscdn.net/806667C/Magento/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/-/p-4179.jpg I don't know about wi...

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