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by caedmon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)
Replies: 35
Views: 7168

Re: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)

Silly question, why is it split in the front?

One of the main reasons in history that long skirted clothing and armor was split front & back historically was for riding. You see splits on the side for those who go on foot.

Dwarves are generally depicted as infantry.
by caedmon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Tolkien Bio-Pic
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Tolkien Bio-Pic

Yea or Nay?
by caedmon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Looking for some boot options
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Looking for some boot options

For what it's worth, I just ran across this as well: Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York Can't do better than free. :) It's *long* and very academic, but there's a *ton* of drawings of period boots, plus some sheaths and pouches. It'd take some work to get usable patt...
by caedmon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Looking for some boot options
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Looking for some boot options

from your images, it seems you are inspired by native american footwear... Might I suggest the classic " Craft Manual of North American Indian Footwear " Why buy one pattern when you can have 50? Yes you will have to figure it out, a'la Elleth's suggestion, but patterns won't really save y...
by caedmon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

Re: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?

Here's how I've internally characterized the art of the cultural heirs of Numenor. We have three (or four?) of them: * the Dunedain in the North * Gondor * Umbar * Dol Amroth (?) ----- the Dunedain in the North are a rural and minority population. But they have very conservative streak, maintaining ...
by caedmon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

Re: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?

This is how I've been thinking about it. I not certain that I can agree with Straelbora, I think conservatism in art deals with a lot more than simply how cosmopolitan or rural a society is, but more with how many different people you are exposed to and how open you are to them and their culture. By...
by caedmon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 49
Views: 2637

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

First: I don't think of myself as the forum owner. I'm just a guy who has a bunch of websites on an antiquated host, who knows how to run PHPBB, and was really taken by Andy's idea when he showed up at SFI. The group makes the decisions and you shouldn't feel like you need to run things by me other ...
by caedmon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 49
Views: 2637

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

Ok... So a few things, really just ramblings really responding to the article and some of the discussion. My next post will be clarifying what I think is being asked for, and setting out specific actions. I have always loved the dynamic of this group. Our core is Dunedain (light) Reenactment with an...
by caedmon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 49
Views: 2637

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

So, somebody just invoked the Absentee Landlord . Ya'll better be lined up with your chickens, goats, & orc pelts... Rent is due. ----------------------------- Just kidding. Greg just got my attention, I need to fully digest the thread, but it looks like good ideas generally. I'll need to look a...
by caedmon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

Elleth wrote:That said, I think "stranger MERFers dropping into a medieval village" isn't quite a perfect analogue,




Why do I only see MERF herder when I read this?
by caedmon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter 2018-19 Newsletter
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Winter 2018-19 Newsletter

I've read it now, more that once and it's brilliant as always :P I can't help wondering, was this: (As overheard at a trade forge in the Iron Hills) “So you want to you say you're a Dwarf, eh lass? Inspired by my back story? or is it a happy coincidence :mrgreen: ...maybe. Well, not maybe. Absolute...
by caedmon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: someone has been watching....
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: someone has been watching....

I honestly think it looks kinda clunky, but I've little doubt that the "Bristol swords are ranger swords" concept started here. :) Oh, wow, yeah that's clunky. A type XII blade (i.e. viking erta) with a 15th c. inspired handle. Pretty handle though. http://www.kultofathena.com/images/AH42...
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: 5590

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: 1799

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: 7
Views: 3488

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...

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