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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm
« Reply #15 on: 2011-06-03, 22:51:01 »
Well the visor doesn't stay up at all so I jury rigged an ugly though not visible "fix" to keep the visor up. I am in the process of removing it now. I have a spring pin setup but I'm not sure if I can get it done before this Sunday. I am also putting on a new chin strap and securing them with post screws instead of those ugly aluminum rivets and nuts. This is a stainless steel helm and it has some weight to it, about equal in weight to my new bascinet with aventail. The padding I made is a bit thin but will easily allow for a coif and is velcro'd in so it can be easily hand washed. I'm only parting with it because I don't really wear it all that much anymore. I wore it maybe once all of last year, so if someone else can put it to better use then let it serve a greater purpose than dust collecting in my closet!  ;)
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm
« Reply #16 on: 2011-06-03, 23:48:34 »
That is a sweet looking helm and I think might go nice with the Teutonic Knight I'm eventually going to put together. I have alot of things I'm trying to save up for right now, but if there are no takers this weekend, I might be tempted later this summer when I've got the rest of the stuff I want for my current 16th/17th century kit paid for. Since I'm actually doing some reenacting with that kit, it kinda takes priority right now.

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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm
« Reply #17 on: 2011-06-04, 00:06:26 »
Funny you mentioned Teutonic Knight Matt since that is predominantly what I wear it with!  ;)

I was able to remove the atrocious visor latch but can't find the spring pin I had saved. I might be able to prepare another one tomorrow but that is looking unlikely. I did manage to add the new chin strap though so that is ready to go. Again I will bring this helm with me on Sunday so anyone wishing to check it out is more than welcome. At this point I'll even toss in the white and black feathers.

UPDATE:
Success! I managed to prepare TWO spring pins but won't be able to put them in prior to departing
this afternoon. :(
However as I was working on them it occured to me that Phil the blacksmith at VARF will perhaps be able to put the spring pin in. I'll have to ask him when I go to purchase my Hungarian Axe from him. ;)
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm
« Reply #18 on: 2011-06-06, 14:04:35 »
I LOVE that axe, Sir Brian!  What a sweet deal...and cool that he can fix that helm for you.  When will you meet up with him again?
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm
« Reply #19 on: 2011-06-06, 17:00:25 »
I LOVE that axe, Sir Brian!  What a sweet deal...and cool that he can fix that helm for you.  When will you meet up with him again?

Yes well I discovered rather quickly that you Templar types prefer battle axes to parasols which is understandable but the
parasols might have served your fallen brethern better at the battle of Hattin!  :D

As for the helm Phil couldn't get to it, truly he did not seem very confident to attempt it, no worries though I'll give it a try later
this week!   :-\
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #20 on: 2011-06-06, 17:42:47 »
We shall have no more mention of parasols, Sir Brian- I can keep your secret but not if you tell it yourself!  LOL

As for the helm, I thought he was going to fix it then...just as well; something to work on/look forward to, eh?
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #21 on: 2011-06-07, 00:19:58 »
Well I took off from work early so I could catch up on a little bit of sleep and unpack the car and gear. I spent the afternoon washing gambesons and surcoats and cleaning my armor when I discovered the strap on my other splinted cuisse broke so that will have to be another day's project because I spent a couple of hours putting in the spring pins. I decided to go with two, one to keep the visor up of course and another to keep it locked all the way down. I have the second one in but the first is a bit more problematic but nearly done. I'll post some pictures in another new thread if I get it finished in the next week or so. :)
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #22 on: 2011-06-07, 12:29:51 »
What is this "washing gambesons" you speak of?  I've learned that their defensive qualities increase with the amount of dirt and muck impregnated in the fabric.  Of course the offensive qualities increase as well...

Never stand downwind from a (medieval) army on the march.
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #23 on: 2011-06-07, 13:18:11 »
ya, i have NEVER washed my arming jackets hehehehe.

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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #24 on: 2011-06-07, 13:28:50 »
Methinks you gentlemen have happened upon the true reason for all those ‘swooning’ medieval damsels in distress :D
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #25 on: 2011-06-07, 13:56:34 »
oh milord "catches smell down wind" ahh (faints) hehehhehe

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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #26 on: 2011-06-07, 14:29:16 »
What is this "washing gambesons" you speak of?  I've learned that their defensive qualities increase with the amount of dirt and muck impregnated in the fabric.  Of course the offensive qualities increase as well...

Never stand downwind from a (medieval) army on the march.

You know it's interesting. I wash my arming shirts and surcoats pretty frequently, but some of the others I don't. My gambeson that I use for HEMA hasn't been washed yet. It's only now getting to the point where I think it may need it, and I've been using it for years. My arming cotte for my plate armor can't be washed with the voiders on. So far it's doing OK too. Some things get filthy, and others just get wet with sweat and then dry out without getting stinky. Or they just air-out well. Strange.


Methinks you gentlemen have happened upon the true reason for all those ‘swooning’ medieval damsels in distress :D

Combine that with a tight corset, you can literally take their breath away! :)

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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #27 on: 2011-06-07, 23:09:52 »
Methinks you gentlemen have happened upon the true reason for all those ‘swooning’ medieval damsels in distress :D

"I'll take the one in the armor!"

"I'll take the one with long hair!"

Those ladies were hilarious; primarily because our own ladies were not around. :D
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #28 on: 2011-06-08, 01:01:40 »
Hehe! Yeah, I almost forgot about that. That was great. :)
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Re: FS: GDFB Sugarloaf helm [sold]
« Reply #29 on: 2011-06-13, 20:58:46 »
Well I don't know about you lads, but after a few forays my arming clothes start to get a little gamey, at least to me.  Nothing like a whiff of old sweat to start the day, no?

That being said, I go a few times between washings.  The clothes, I mean.  lol
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