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by caedmon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 8430

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: 50
Views: 8430

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: 50
Views: 8430

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: 3985

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: 5343

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: 2742

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: 9567

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: 2430

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: 4711

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: 32
Views: 7338

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: 6472

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: 2092

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: 5550

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: 5550

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: 1916

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...

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