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by caedmon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 32
Views: 1799

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

Out of curiosity, what do you guys think of this general concept as a default book-lore "rangery" blade? Imagine an Albion blade (Yeoman) with a brazil nut pommel (Reeve) and plain norse-ish (Jarl) guard. Possibly etched or engraved Numenorean-ish art? merf-albion-ranger.jpg This is very ...
by caedmon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Norse axe "sheath" found
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Norse axe "sheath" found

Hmm, This is what I've found so far...


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9-11th century Gnezdovo, Russia. Axe sheath , wood.
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by caedmon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: How do you clean your messkit on the Trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: How do you clean your messkit on the Trail?

There is a really neat trick to cleaning greasy dishes. If you have a greasy bowl or what not, all you have to do is take some of the wood ash from the fire and toss it into the bowl. As you rub the wood ash around the vessel, just as if you were washing it normally, the wood ash reacts with the fa...
by caedmon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Some new stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 2023

Re: Some new stuff

Which seem to say "WARHMAR" the same as the image name. Forgive me for asking a stupid question but I can't help wondering, is this some sort of dwarven language or just a shortened form of the word warhammer? :lol: The runes I did were entirely for illustration. Not intended to be copied...
by caedmon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel

Working on Skrimshaw ideas, is the too elvish?
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by caedmon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Translator is not Free, Tolkien's approach to Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 546

The Translator is not Free, Tolkien's approach to Translation

And considering the backstory, would this apply to the Translation of the Reb Book as well?

https://www.youtube.com/avA180B_Avs
by caedmon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Current thoughts on "Ranger" boots?
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: Current thoughts on "Ranger" boots?

caedmon - 2-3 oz?! Wow! One of my armstreet shoes seems about that, and I'd always thought it too thin to be practical/durable enough. I can see how turning thicker leather might get tricky though. Hrm - that will take some thought. It's interesting that the Worchester boots don't seem to have any ...
by caedmon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Current thoughts on "Ranger" boots?
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: Current thoughts on "Ranger" boots?

In the last year and a half, I have made five pairs of turnshoes and a pair of footed hose. Most of them for my sons who keep on growing, and most have failed in some way. Probably the two biggest fails have been lack of heel reinforcement and making the uppers out of too thick a leather. (4-5 oz. v...
by caedmon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Medieval English leather backpack discovered
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Medieval English leather backpack discovered

Ok, here's the organization and project. https://oxfordarchaeology.com/our-projects/westgate-oxford http://oxfordarchaeology.com/sites/16-westgate-excavations https://westgateoxford.co.uk/archaeology https://library.thehumanjourney.net/2565/1/Greyfriars_A3.pdf And... Sadly, a picture of the object n...
by caedmon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: knife sheath attatchments - what's your favorite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: knife sheath attatchments - what's your favorite?

One thing I’ve considered has been adding a hidden sheath in my need wallet, but that’s for a smaller knife.
by caedmon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel

The pattern you drew: is it going to be "kolrossed" into it? Or carved out in relief like your star? Or something else? I intend for the pattern to be scratched and filled with coal or ink, as soon as I am sure of my technique. I had though kolrosing was just for wood. But now I see it's ...
by caedmon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: knife sheath attatchments - what's your favorite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: knife sheath attatchments - what's your favorite?

While Your Mileage May Vary, I'd urge you to reconsider the historical 14th-15th century attachment method. My pseudo-historical sheath for the Baurnseax works quite nicely for me, with fairly minimal bouncing. IMG_7168.jpg IMG_7169.JPG Also you can secure it much better if you use woven cord ( fing...
by caedmon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

Re: Caedmon's Antler Handle Fire Steel

Got back to smithing and finished the firesteel this weekend. Here's the current state.

Need to do the scrimshaw and pin it and I'm done. (Shouldn't take more than 4 years)

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by caedmon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Some new stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 2023

Re: Some new stuff

Looking nice! I'm glad my idea was useful.
by caedmon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: How do you clean your messkit on the Trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

How do you clean your messkit on the Trail?

I've almost always carried dry foods when camping, but my boys are now in Scouts and that makes for actually cooked food. But being a bunch of kids, their cleanup skills leave MUCH to be desired. It's got me thinking about the best way of cleaning. How do you clean up after a oatmeal, stew, or whate...

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