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Corey D. Sullivan




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PostPosted: Thu 29 May, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: MRL Archer's Falchion on closeout for $79.         Reply with quote

Saw it on closeout and just thought I would post it.

Not sure how accurate it is, but at that price it's awfully tempting! I'm considering getting one just to mess around with and perhaps use for an archer impression.

http://www.museumreplicas.com/museumreplicas/detail.aspx?ID=677

"He had scantly finyshed his saienge but the one armye espyed the other lord how hastely the souldioures buckled their healmes how quikly the archers bent ther bowes and frushed their feathers how redely the byllmen shoke their bylles and proved their staves redy to appioche and loyne when the terrible trotnpet should sound the blast to victorie or deathe."
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Brent Thacker




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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

so that sword is battle ready? I'm going as this guy to the ren faire. would that be good for my outfit?

http://www.realmcollections.com/pl6935/bowman-tunic.html

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Glennan Carnie




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2008 12:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brent Thacker wrote:
so that sword is battle ready? I'm going as this guy to the ren faire. would that be good for my outfit?

http://www.realmcollections.com/pl6935/bowman-tunic.html


Is the ren faire a LARP or fancy dress event, then? No medieval archer ever dressed like that.
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Brent Thacker




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yea, fantasy-ish outfits are common at the one I go to.


Also... how could I go about making boots for my costume?


I'd like something like this...
http://armstreet.com/store/footwear/1/1.html


Is there a way I could make a semi decent pair? (I'm not making enough to be able to shell out 160 for fantasy boots atm with Home Depot)

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Al Muckart




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brent Thacker wrote:
yea, fantasy-ish outfits are common at the one I go to.

Also... how could I go about making boots for my costume?

I'd like something like this...
http://armstreet.com/store/footwear/1/1.html


The same caveat applies to those as to the rest of the costume; fine for fantasy/LARP, but there's nothing really historical about them. If what you're deliberately trying to put together a fantasy costume and you like the look of the shoes on that site then that's fine, but if what you want is something at least somewhat historically accurate then those aren't the shoes for you.

To my fairly well-trained eye they don't look all that well made for the price and none of the shoes that site has are really "historical" in any sense. A couple of them look like the person who designed them has seen some pictures of medieval shoes but that's about it.

I think you would be far far better off with a pair from revival.us:
http://www.revival.us/index.asp?PageAction=VI...9&HS=1

I know several people who have these and are very happy with them. You would struggle to make a pair fo what you'd pay for these.

Or these ones from revival clothing:
http://www.revivalclothing.com/index.asp?Page...p;ProdID=9

Having seen (an admittedly limited) sample of both types, I prefere the revival.us ones. The revival clothing pair I saw had some very serious flaws, but that was only one pair so it might have been an abberation.

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Is there a way I could make a semi decent pair? (I'm not making enough to be able to shell out 160 for fantasy boots atm with Home Depot)


It depends a lot on how much time you have, what you want, and whether you know anything about working with leather already.

Anyone can make half-decent shoes but it's a matter of time and practice, and the practice can end up costing quite a bit in materials. Unless you've already got the tools and materials on hand I think you would struggle to make a pair for less than the cost of buying a pair like the ones above.

The shoes above have the added advantage that if you decide to put together a more historically accurate outfit later they will work for that too.

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B. Fulton





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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jun, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a pair of the revival.us ones and they fit well. Remember to roughen up the soles some, just like with dress shoes or cowboy boots. I almost took a three story slide down a castle stairwell in Austria when I hit a slick patch in the morning (it was October and cold..might have even been ice for all I know, it was pitch black) when i forgot about that.

Five minutes of hard scuffing on some flagstones fixed that more or less and they don't slide so much anymore. But you do have to remember walking on the balls of your feet helps. Happy
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Chase S-R




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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jun, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a pair of revival clothing shoes and they are horibble!!!! the buckles broke the 2nd time I wore them (the first time I only wore them for 15min.) the 5th time the sole fell off. Not to mention they were rude on the phone.I ordered 3 things seperatly looked and found out they had a special deal for the three called them back literally 5 min. later and i did not get the deal Mad a friend of mine has revival U.S. shoes and they are very well made. boots are hard to make but if you get a cheap pair of cowboy boots cut off the top and glue on a suede "roll-down" they look great as fantasy boots and are 20$
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