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Mark Griffin




Location: The Welsh Marches, in the hills above Newtown, Powys.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Late 14th/early 15th cent English harness         Reply with quote

Recently I was lucky enough to get a harness from the Marketplace here (thanks JF!) which I intend to use for up and coming Agincourt anniversary work. It also ties in with a few local historical happenings as I'm on the Welsh/English border and things are pretty hectic around here in the first years of the 15th century.

The cuirass and helm work well and although the arms and legs fit (the sabatons a mite too small) I decided to take the opportunity to make it far more English. I like the style of the dog fish fin wings on the couters and poleyns and its a style rarely seen in reproductions although pretty common on English effigies of the time

I've therefore asked Josh Davis at Davis Reproductions in Minneapolis to make some for me based on an early 15th cent tomb of the wonderfully monnikered Sir Thurstan de Bowers in Tideswel Church in Derbyshire.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/huntthewumpus/6129707408/

Luckily Toby Capwell also helped out with a great set of closer pics he's taken, saving me a visit.


Josh was over in Nov so he took measurements and I followed up with outline tracings shortly after.

I'm just getting ready to fly out for various US appointments, museum visits and other fun historical stuff and another fitting with Josh. He's just sent me pics of how things have progressed so here are the first shapes basically cut and roughed out.

More to follow...

Griff



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Mark Moore




Location: East backwoods-assed Texas
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Posts like this make me drool at the mouth. I can't wait to get my armor. Big Grin ...............McM
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Jonathan Fletcher





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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec, 2013 12:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Something like this....

Alexander Stewart, "The Wolf of Badenoch", died 1405 and resting since in Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire.

Not just English!



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Mark Griffin




Location: The Welsh Marches, in the hills above Newtown, Powys.
Joined: 28 Dec 2006

Posts: 801

PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec, 2013 1:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can smell the haggis from here! Lovely effigy that one. Thanks

Should definitely be a favourite effigy of the week thread on here....

Griff
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Mark Griffin




Location: The Welsh Marches, in the hills above Newtown, Powys.
Joined: 28 Dec 2006

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

fitting at Josh's bench at Arms and Armour went well, still lots to do. If I wasn't snow bound at Chicago with slack of resources I'd post up a few pics...
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