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by Odigan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Albion I.33 practice sword- what’s going on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Albion I.33 practice sword- what’s going on here?

That's the idea, yes, though the peens are much more substantial. Too thin and they'll deform or crack right off, so proper technique is required for this construction to be successful, making sure the peen is not worked cold nor left overly hard. Loss of some hardness in this area of the blade isn'...
by Odigan
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Albion I.33 practice sword- what’s going on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Albion I.33 practice sword- what’s going on here?

It's part of a secondary step in the tang peened over the backside of the guard. All of Albion's Maestro line are constructed this way, to minimize loosening of the guard from repeated strikes.
Of the thousands of Maestros I've seen I don't recall any blades that failed at this junction.
by Odigan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 5356

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

I am curious about the traction with turnshoes. Through my reading of the forum, I've noticed that with turnshoes, people have issue with hills, grass, and other slick surfaces. With the traction noted in the issue, is there a special trick or way to get the soles a little less slippery? I've alway...
by Odigan
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: The Garments of the Lake-men.
Replies: 20
Views: 8451

Re: The Garments of the Lake-men.

Outstanding stuff, and I really appreciate this as Lake Town is near to my heart as well. While I've no doubt you're much closer to the mark in terms of headgear, what I personally always saw in that image were 18th C. Grenadier mitres. Now, that may not make much contextual sense (or maybe I'm miss...
by Odigan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 5157

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

A fantastic time as always with absolutely perfect weather and great company.

Fun fact: the cumulative mileage for the four of us just to attend (not including return trips) was ~2,600 miles.
by Odigan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Dwarven sketch, based on tolkiens own ones.
Replies: 13
Views: 5565

Re: Dwarven sketch, based on tolkiens own ones.

I'm also glad to see an interpretation based on the source material that challenges the now de rigueur portrayal established by the LOTR films.
by Odigan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 107380

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

Well I tagged the stand but I got tired of wasting bottles, so... here.


https://youtu.be/y0IUjbRWCls
by Odigan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 107380

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

TaylorSteiner wrote:https://youtu.be/7o_lK2K0vMc
So it's the bottom bottle first and then the top. I used the cap-squish method to stack them. Wow works good! Good luck!

Nice! Super smooth.
by Odigan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 107380

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?
by Odigan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Water Treatment on the Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 11092

Re: Water Treatment on the Trail

A handful of activated or regular finely ground charcoal wrapped in clean cotton (new sport sock) will make a decent charcoal filter. If you're in the field use can use the charcoal from your fire. No gray ash just the blackened pieces of wood ground up with a rock will do pretty well in a pinch. S...
by Odigan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Water Treatment on the Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 11092

Re: Water Treatment on the Trail

Berkeys are nice, but their smallest model is still 4x14" and weighs three pounds empty. Something like that would be fine for a base camp, but it really falls outside the "Ranger ethos" on the trail, IMO. There are plenty of compact water purifiers that handle heavy metals, using act...
by Odigan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 107380

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

Well, they got cut, just not all the way through. What do you think Odigan? Wish I had your good form :mrgreen: It's tricky! Definitely helps to use a downward diagonal strike, forcing the bottle against the stand at least momentarily to start the cut since they've so little mass to resist the impa...
by Odigan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 168
Views: 107380

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

TaylorSteiner wrote:Nice! So a total of four bottles or two?


Two, I just did it twice so figured why not include it.
by Odigan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 31
Views: 15673

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

Greg wrote:Justkiddingnotreallysorrynotsorry

This is definitely getting etched in Tengwar somewhere!
by Odigan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 31
Views: 15673

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? You joined June 22, 2013 @ 5:31 pm. Don't you remember? :) Greg and I joined about a month apart, being the 26th and 25th members, respectively. Even having a head start, I can't compare in terms of kit and complete...

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