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The Great Hall / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by Matthew of the Isles on 2017-11-14, 04:59:28 »
Hello, Nathan! While I would love to put together a grand harness like Sir Ian's, I think it would be better as a learning experience (and far more feasible for my poor wallet) if I were to create a 12th century mailled knight, especially with the discovery of less expensive, tailored maille outlets.

The wry, snarky knight within me suggests donning the classic Templar surcoat; as a broke graduate student with no marriage prospects, I appear to be a natural at poverty and chastity!
The Armoury / Re: Surcoat pattern
« Last post by Sir Patrick on 2017-11-13, 23:01:17 »
The Great Hall / Re: Hail Fellows
« Last post by Sir Patrick on 2017-11-13, 22:55:18 »
The Armoury / Re: Soft Kit
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2017-11-12, 14:32:22 »
Not heard much of anyone but Matuls. Matuls is good last I heard but that was a while ago.
The Armoury / Surcoat pattern
« Last post by Sir Sondergaard on 2017-11-11, 14:29:41 »
Good afternoon good Sirs

I was wondering if any of you might have a sewing pattern for a 13th/14th century surcoat?
I havent been able to find any useful patterns, and the ones I made by freehand, doesnt really seem to be spot on.
So can anyone help?
The Round Table / Re: Why do you want to be a Knight?
« Last post by Sir Sondergaard on 2017-11-09, 15:25:28 »
It is`nt something I want to be - it is something I AM... Deep in my heart... Simple as that :-)
The Armoury / Soft Kit
« Last post by Sir Rauri MacNeill on 2017-11-09, 02:46:43 »
Hello everyone. So I have been lurking around and doing some research into what to wear in the late 13th and early 14th century. Originally I wanted to do Irish in that time period, however upon doing the research, it would probably be easier to do a Scottish Lowlands kit. I am not very good with a needle and thread, so I have narrowed it down to three sites that I am looking at purchasing my kit from. If any of you have had any experience with them, good bad or ugly, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks.



The Great Hall / Re: Hail Fellows
« Last post by Sir Rauri MacNeill on 2017-11-09, 02:39:33 »
Naythan, thank you. That helps me a lot. I have started to look into soft kits and will be making my first purchase here in the next month or so.
The Great Hall / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by Naythan on 2017-11-08, 18:24:53 »
Welcome! be sure to know that the order and the forum are separate entities. The forum is run by order members, but being a member of the forum and member of the order is different. Don't let that discourage you if your interested though.
What century of knight do you want to recreate?
The Great Hall / Re: Hail Fellows
« Last post by Naythan on 2017-11-08, 18:22:26 »
Welcome! There are a lot of posts here regarding late 13th century and 14th century, maybe give them a look and feel free to join in or relight a discussion
If your kit is going to be late 13th- early 14th, The armor you should be looking for is this.
That is; covered in mail armor from head to toe, then a coat of plates, knee and elbow caps, cuisses, and the shoulder decoration known as ailettes. As well as a Dargen, Madeln, or Sugarloaf style bucket helm.
I would also recomend starting with a soft kit first, basic clothing, then padded armor, then steel armor.
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