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The Armoury / Re: Advice for improvement
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2019-02-13, 19:46:52 »
Boots by Bohemond is your best bet. I've had a pair for years and they do great.

What kind of workout regime do you do to prepare for the 5k?
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The Armoury / Re: Advice for improvement
« Last post by Tancreid de Rouen on 2019-01-29, 00:55:44 »
here's the most recent pictures I have. I replaced the helm with a nasal helm that fits my head tho I will admit i don't like the cross bands going across the top of it, the shoes are placeholders for some shoes I'm getting later on just wanted to not have those big boots haha. i added some more sturdy leather ties for the wrists after these pictures were taken (old ones snapped hence the bingo wings haha). Next on the list is making a better looking c-belt and completing a sword belt, then replacing shoes. I was thinking about getting turn shoes and adding a thin rubber sole to the bottom in order to actually be able to run the eventual 5k a bit more comfortably. That said anyone know of anyplace that sells some already like that? maybe a buhurt shop idk?
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The Armoury / Re: Advice for improvement
« Last post by Tancreid de Rouen on 2019-01-28, 14:19:48 »
I just made a c-belt (at least that's what it came up as online) and did a test walking around for a few hours. It felt no different than just wearing regular pants. Thank you so much for that I didnt expect it to work that well! I'm going to make another one out of better material because I just used what I had on hand so it looks junky haha. When I get back from work I'll try to post some of the newer pictures of the kit
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The Courtyard / Re: HMB & Buhurt
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2019-01-21, 18:58:39 »
Well said.
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The Armoury / Re: Advice for improvement
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2019-01-21, 18:57:34 »
You need an armor belt, to fit the chausses, to get a tie around above your calf, and to get them tied around your ankle. Keep in mind that butted mail is generally heavier and more likely to fall apart than rivited.
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The Courtyard / Re: HMB & Buhurt
« Last post by AnsalonPaladin on 2018-12-18, 22:59:13 »
I find it to be odd how many HEMA practitioners and fans discount the historicity or the martial prowess of Buhurt, HMB, ACL, and BoTN fighters. There are a surprisingly large amount of these guys who's entire livelihoods revolve around medieval combat, and while not all of the methods of combat can or will be direct analogues to harnesfechten due to the fact that you aren't allowed to stab people in the eyeballs during tournaments anymore, these men and women devote an almost slavish amount of time to their physical fitness, mixed martial arts skills, their parries and attacks, etc. They accept a crushingly brutal level of punishment in regards to modern sports on par with other extreme combat sports like MMA. It is most certainly a martial art, just as much as something more trivial and less damaging like Karate is considered a martial art. There are clear and defined techniques and styles, there are a set of rules and regulation regarding its use in sport, there are real world applications for the techniques used, I mean it has every single marker of a martial art.
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The Armoury / Re: Advice for improvement
« Last post by Tancreid de Rouen on 2018-11-29, 01:42:13 »
I know the helmet needs to be a nasal helm (goes to show that looking at non period artwork is a bad plan lol) so im currently looking at one that will fit my giant head, the mail coif (not in the photo) is currently being integrated into the hauberk, I'm replacing the boots with ankle boots (with modern soles cuz of the eventual 5k), and the ring belt is going to be replaced with a buckled one and the sword is going to have its own dedicated belt. Aside from those things I have no idea what I'm doing haha. the only armor bit that is been a pain is the chausses, which I have jerry-rigged a suspension system for (see photos, and forgive the jeans under for the fit test haha), but I would love to see/hear how to actually wear them without them wanting to pull down so hard. Tho this system does work pretty well so far especially for running haha
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The Armoury / Advice for improvement
« Last post by Tancreid de Rouen on 2018-11-29, 01:30:50 »
I have been working on this kit for little over a year now, I'm going for a late 12th century knight (1170's). I have gotten some feedback on these pictures already (thanks Ian!) so I figure I can at least post them here and say what I have been working on and hopefully I'll get some more feedback about how to improve the kit especially since this is my first attempt.

and before I forget it's for ren fairs and eventually I will run a 5k in this.

I'll follow this up with what I already know to change and what has been changed since taking these pictures.
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The Round Table / Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Last post by Tancreid de Rouen on 2018-11-28, 21:41:13 »
Honestly something like this is my favorite aesthetically. It may be because Ive always been a nerd for the crusades but it just looks right haha. The kit Im putting together is earlier (1170's) but this... this is just beautiful
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The Armoury / Re: My Armor
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2018-10-07, 17:13:27 »
Here is my suit of armor. a little bit historical and part fantasy. I love this suit I have made. Feel free to give any feedback!

Has anyone heard from him since this post?
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