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by Ursus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures of my full outfit.
Replies: 33
Views: 19732

Re: Pictures of my full outfit.

And last but not least, the classic ranger pic.
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by Ursus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures of my full outfit.
Replies: 33
Views: 19732

Re: Pictures of my full outfit.

Blanket roll, quiver, and pack bow in place. P1010561 (540x720) (525x700).jpg My cloak is made from wool survival blankets I bought off ebay. It was a grey green when I bought it but I boiled it in homemade walnut dye until it was a rusty green. P1010558 (525x700)cloak.jpg Here I am with sword in ha...
by Ursus
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures of my full outfit.
Replies: 33
Views: 19732

Pictures of my full outfit.

2nd layer is my leather jerkin with my sword belt in place. The jerkin started out a lighter brown but sweat and wear have darkened it considerably, keeps the brambles and thorns off nicely. Forgot to add that the jerkin has been waterproofed and also doubles as an extra bit of ground cloth or shelt...
by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from Southern Illinois!
Replies: 19
Views: 11994

Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois!

Thank you all for the warm welcome! I look forward to speaking with all of you and learning and discussing new tricks of our trade.
by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of my weapons and pack
Replies: 23
Views: 13311

Re: Pics of my weapons and pack

Very nice kit and weapons. Your gear is well thought out and apparently well tested. When possible could you please provide us more pics of the sword and sword belt. The POB on that would make it manageable even for much smaller person. If we all ever got today for a picture, the rest of us would l...
by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of my weapons and pack
Replies: 23
Views: 13311

Re: Pics of my weapons and pack

Sorry that the pics came out so small, I'll see if I cant blow them up.
by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of my weapons and pack
Replies: 23
Views: 13311

Re: Pics of my weapons and pack

The contents of my bedroll. Mess kit includes a small steel skillet, wooden eating bowl, horn spoon, meal bag that currently only have a few oats and rice(just returned from a weekend trek this morning) and seasonings. Normally have my copper corn boiler as well but its away getting some repairs mad...
by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of my weapons and pack
Replies: 23
Views: 13311

Re: Pics of my weapons and pack

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In my belt pouch I carry my sewing and fire starting kits as well a sling, small mirror, cloth bandages and some salves and iodine
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My water bag come from Soul of the Warrior. Basic bedroll with waterproof ground cloth and wool blanket and belt pouch
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My father is a bowyer and made both my bows. My warbow pulls 122 lbs at my 32 inch draw and my pack bow pulls 60.
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by Ursus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of my weapons and pack
Replies: 23
Views: 13311

Pics of my weapons and pack

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Occasionally I also carry a cut down dane axe. This one is the newer one from Cold Steel. It was quite chunky around the socket when I got it, but some time on my big belt sander took care of that. Now its scary fast.
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A close up of the hilt. Fittings are bronze. Handle is a fine grain black shark skin wet molded over a deeply grooved wood core with braided bronze wire fitted into the grooves. Best grip Ive ever felt on any sword.
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These are the weapons I carry on my belt at all times. First is my custom XIIIa war sword from John Lundemo of Odinblades. Its stats are 52 inches long overall and about 4.5 lbs. The blade is 5160h and has to be the hardest and most flexible blade Ive ever seen. Its POB is about 3 1/2 inches up from the guard. A big sword but lively, also Im 6'8 so it evens out. Next is a cold steel norse hawk and a dirk built on an old windlass dagger blade.
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by Ursus
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from Southern Illinois!
Replies: 19
Views: 11994

Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois!

Im located about an hour west of Springfield. I would love to participate in or even host a gathering.
by Ursus
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from Southern Illinois!
Replies: 19
Views: 11994

Greetings from Southern Illinois!

Just wanted to finally get around to making an intro! Im hoping to get some pics of my gear up in a few days, until then greetings all! I look forward to many a fine conversation with all of you.
by Ursus
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Scenario - February 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 15016

Re: Scenario - February 2014

The perfect post to make my intro! In my opinion the village is lost already so I'll use it for bait. First I'll say that I've taught and lectured on WMA and HEMA for over twelve years so I'll rely on my experience here as if I where the man. First Id have the veteran lead an evacuation of the villa...

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