"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
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The Armoury / Re: Mail chausses/ Padding
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2018-02-09, 21:34:43 »
Have you asked Historic Enterprises?
The Campaign / Re: Need Advice Regarding SCA Combat
« Last post by Cedric of Havenhall on 2018-02-07, 20:33:23 »
Try experimenting with some other fighting styles.  When I first started in the SCA (many, many years ago) I was skinny and had trouble hitting hard enough when fighting Sword and shield, then I discovered polearms and a whole new world opened up for me.  So try some other things until you find what works.  The important thing is to have fun with it. 
The Armoury / Re: Mail chausses/ Padding
« Last post by Ser Cor Volaire on 2018-02-05, 05:55:45 »
Looking for help with XIIIth Cen. style mail Chausses. I am trying to find a set of lace-back Chausses, riveted of course. My request is two-part; first any sources for the chausses themselves, secondly any help with fitting them properly. Authenticity is key for me.
The Round Table / Re: I Want To Be a 13th Century English Knight
« Last post by Ser Cor Volaire on 2018-01-23, 02:58:37 »
Sir William,
Any further updates on your project?
The Round Table / Ever go" Nope, not gonna be one of them"?
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2018-01-18, 17:16:11 »
Have you ever had the feeling that the more you talk to the knights of a particular reenactment/medieval group, the less you would want to be one?
How can the Order keep that from happening?
The Armoury / Re: Linen suppliers
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2018-01-15, 15:39:48 »
Second Fabric Store dot Com. My gambseon is made of their stuff and I believe https://www.linengarb.com/ gets their stuff from there too.
The Great Hall / Re: Happy Christmas all!
« Last post by Lord Dane on 2018-01-12, 07:15:11 »
Better yet, don't give me reason to arrest you. Stay home.

Yes but that would mean the Massholes would have to listen to you, and they don't do that as we all know.  ;D

And when did I ever give people an option as if it was a choice for them?? None to recollection. :)
The Armoury / Re: Linen suppliers
« Last post by Jon Blair on 2018-01-10, 20:13:47 »
Fabric-store.com is my go to for linen. They have it in various weights from 2.5oz/sq yd to 10.2 oz/sq yd in various colors. If you are looking for underwear type, I'd go with their bleached IL019 (all purpose/middleweight) or IL020 (lightweight/handkerchief). They have a softened fabric option.
The Armoury / Linen suppliers
« Last post by Steven Good on 2018-01-10, 06:50:26 »
Ive Looked every where for some white linen to make a Simple Shirt and Braes. I've ordered Swatches and they are all too rough to be rubbing against my skin. Any suggestions ? Links would be appreciated
The Armoury / Re: 15th cen' Gothic Gauntlets - Plated or Scaled fingers?
« Last post by Nick on 2018-01-08, 07:35:25 »

Hey Ian! Thanks for the response, I appreciate it! I'd never seen a close-up of the gauntlets on that armour, it's cool to see an image of it. I've also seen your video on gothic gauntlets and I do agree that properly made mitten-style ones can be very nice looking. In terms of functionality, though, I'll be sticking with the fingered ones for my first pair. I know they're less protective, but I value the finger dexterity too much and personally prefer the aesthetics of them.

I'll be getting my pair of gauntlets custom made, and I've actually gone through and measured each individual finger joint (length, width and circumference) to send to an armourer. With any luck, the finished result will fit me very well.

I also wasn't aware that the second image was of a reproduction! Whoever made it knows what they're doing, in that case. They're gorgeous! I thought they were genuinely an incredibly well-maintained historical piece.
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