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Nathan Quarantillo




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Sep, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: long tassets         Reply with quote

i am thinking of constructing some long tassets, like in the 16-17th cent. examples. 6-7 lames, just a few inches above the knee. i want them to buckle directly onto the cuirass. (merctailor btw) i want them to kinda cover like a fauld too. what materials, equipmant, design, ect do i need? where could i aquire these things? im a total noob w/ this, so dont leave out any tidbit o' info plz.








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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Sep, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

there are some good shots (interior and exterior) on how to construct these on page 180 of Arms and ARmour of the Medieval Knight.
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Tim Harris
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Sep, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unless you want to make them to shotproof standard, you can get a good result from thinnish sheet metal.
I 've made perfectly functional bits of harness using the metal from filing cabinet shelving.

Mind you, the powder coating had to be burnt off first. You don't want to be breathing that.
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Nathan Quarantillo




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

can anyone tell me a way to get my hands on arms & armour o' the med. knight? or a link to it? also, what is the ideal thickness for such an armour?
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Allan Senefelder
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2009 7:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Used copies starting at $14.00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/051764...amp;sr=1-2
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Nathan Quarantillo




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

ill look into that. is there anywhere i could veiw it on the internet? also, id like to have a slight curve so that it fits my legs well. how could i do that? also, just wondering, has anyone ever heard of highland anvil (it might be forge) ? i saw thier booth at rennfest in maryland, and im thinking of commisioning an order. does anyone have any experience with thier products, or whatev?
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, I should have looked there; got mine on here for 60 or 70 a year or two ago!

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: long tassets         Reply with quote

Nathan Quarantillo wrote:

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LOL, pun intended?

I love those kind of tassets; they looked good on these guys:

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Nathan Quarantillo




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Oct, 2009 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

haha, actually, no, but still pretty funny! i love how they armour the kids! (haha, my future household much)
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Oct, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It would appear the man in the center right cannot bend at the waist. Weird way of painting it I think.

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Nathan Quarantillo




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Oct, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

well, i was thinking a more landsknechte type thing, but that seems to be a big flaw in the armour.....
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