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by Taurinor
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Scrip/Haversack
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

Scrip/Haversack

This is a scrip I made out of some linen I had lying around. The strap is made from what I was previously using as a sword belt. It's about 13" x 13". I'd like to wax it, once I can find a reasonably inexpensive source of beeswax. http://imageshack.us/a/img543/7602/9018.jpg I wanted to mak...
by Taurinor
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: MY FAVORITE SWORDS
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: MY FAVORITE SWORDS

Though if I pack a sword on my back I always modify my back scabbard so that side of the edge facing my left shoulder has an opening in it, and I make it as long as needed; so this makes pulling the sword out fairly easy. That does seem like it would make it a lot easier to draw. Does the slit make...
by Taurinor
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 12894

Re: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)

I made a new sword belt. It's the same style as my previous one, but quite a bit longer. http://imageshack.us/a/img17/5503/u0ol.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img841/840/7vmt.jpg It might look black in the pictures, but it's a dark brown to match the grip of the sword. The buckle and strap end are pewte...
by Taurinor
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: MY FAVORITE SWORDS
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: MY FAVORITE SWORDS

A couple years ago, I had a discussion with Michael pare’ his director and writer about a movie they were doing. Mr Pare’ asked about a comfortable way to wear a sword for a future movie and frankly, there isn’t one. On your back keeps it out of the way but impossible to draw. On your hip is easy t...
by Taurinor
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 12894

Re: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)

I really like the falchion, I have thought about getting a single edged sword when I can manage one. I like using a falchion for my ranger kit because single-edged swords make me think of archers and hunters,. Since rangers are archers and woodsman, among other things, it fits well in my mind. That...
by Taurinor
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)
Replies: 31
Views: 12894

The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)

I finally have the clothing component of my kit at a point where I feel like it is worth posting here. It is heavily influenced by 14th century English clothing. A few of my weapons also make an appearance; I hope that's okay. Undergarments - Shirt and Braies http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8701/qg...
by Taurinor
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whenever we build that Inn...
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

Re: Whenever we build that Inn...

I have the book written by the folks who run Inn at the Crossroads. It's very well researched, with versions of recipes based on medieval texts, as well as updated versions that might be more pleasing to the modern palette. It's a little expensive, but well done and a lot of fun.
by Taurinor
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Hats
Replies: 44
Views: 14966

Re: Hats

Here is a picture from Osprey's "English Longbowman 1330-1515" of some generic hats from that period an archer might have worn. A lot of them look like variations on the "Robin Hood" style hat, but there is some variety, including ones that look like bags. It's also interesting t...
by Taurinor
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swords and Daggers
Replies: 33
Views: 8400

Re: Swords and Daggers

Hey what about this sword?? http://www.trueswords.com/royal-knight-sword-custom-scabbard-blade-p-2481.html It looks like a nice costume blade, and the price is certainly right for that application. It's stainless steel, though, so you aren't going to be able to do any cutting with it. Depending on ...
by Taurinor
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ranger horses
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: ranger horses

Mike Lodes spends about five minutes on the medieval traveling horse in his show "Going Medieval". The horses have a special gait the "amble", a very quick pace with little of the bouncing you'd get from a normal gaited horse. If you get a chance to see this show do so, well wor...
by Taurinor
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Boots Boots and more Boots
Replies: 33
Views: 14570

Re: Boots Boots and more Boots

Those boots look great! Just be careful with the natural soles, they can get a little slippy! I have a pair of these boots and they wear quite well : http://www.darkknightarmoury.com/p-3158-knee-length-medieval-shoes.aspx (an fyi, I got those 3 years ago for 110.00, prices are going up!) Ken You ca...
by Taurinor
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday to a relatively new member- Taurynor
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

Re: Happy Birthday to a relatively new member- Taurynor

Thanks! I know I haven't been around long, but I feel like I've learned a lot from you guys already.
by Taurinor
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Ultimate Ranger Cloak
Replies: 33
Views: 12011

Re: Ultimate Ranger Cloak

I think your cloak looks great, Sam, as does everyone else's! To me it's whatever keeps the rain off and keeps you warm. Are you going to line your hood? Taurynor, I'd love to see more pics of yours. I want to do a detached hood and cloak sometime. My own is probably a little smaller than I would l...
by Taurinor
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Ultimate Ranger Cloak
Replies: 33
Views: 12011

Re: Ultimate Ranger Cloak

Well I looked at some different cloak designs all over the internet and none of them were what i wanted, complete coverage. I had a simple rectangle cloak I made but thats all it was a rectangle, nothing went around the front and covered you. This cloak is three seperate pieces that fit around your...
by Taurinor
Tue May 21, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking no longer!
Replies: 17
Views: 6984

Re: Lurking no longer!

Willrett wrote:
Taurynor wrote:
I'm from Virginia. It's a shame; I'm just far enough away from the Appalachians that I can't get out there for a day trek. They're lovely this time of year.



Where abouts in Va I'm in western Maryland.


I'm in Central Virginia.

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