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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: 14th Century Kit         Reply with quote

Well, I'm at it again. After having considered the Viking kit, I decided that since I already have the Crecy, I should probably build my kit around that. I'm not sure as to some components, but here's what I have so far.

Pembridge Helm from Arms and Armor
Gambeson From Revival Clothing
Chausses from Revival Clothing
Chain-maille hauberk from GDFB
Splinted Bracers from Mercenaries' Tailor
Splinted Vambraces from Mercanaries' Tailor
Espauliers from Mercenaries' Tailor
Battle of Wisby Gauntlets from Mercenaries' Tailor
14th Century Gorget

I still don't know where to get shoes. I may be able to make the maille coat myself.

Edit:
Total is around $2200 including shoes from Historic Enterprises.

Suggestions or corrections?

*Note: I tried to find Aaron's kit (I recall him setting up a kit for around the same period) and my previous "Viking Kit" post using the Search function to conserve space, but I was unable to.


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Shae Bishop




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could check out the ankle boots and turnshoes from Historic Entrprises. I don't have any experience with their products but they look fairly authentic and I have heard good things about them.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 14th Century Kit         Reply with quote

Addison C. de Lisle wrote:
I decided that since I already have the Crecy, I should probably build my kit around that.


What! And pass up an opportunity to buy a new sword??? Sacrilege!

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Shae Bishop




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it's refreshing to see more people trying to build thier own kits around swords or time periods they are interested in. I am always inspired by people who take the time, effort, and money to compile a kit. In my opinion, a sword truly looks complete when on the belt of someone in full historical garb. I myself would like to someday to kits for 7th century migration era, 14th century/100years war, and 17th century english pikesman. I look forward to seeing pictures of Addison's completed outfit when it is done.
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W. R. Reynolds




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 6:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pert near impossible to go wrong with Historic Enterprises. I know both Jeff and Gwen and most if not all of their products are heavily researched. On the matter of turnshoes, they are made using authentic stitching styles and the patterns are out of a book on archeological finds the title of which escapes me at the moment. Get a clump sole or have one added, it will make your shoes last a lot longer.
Bill

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Kenton Spaulding




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, I agree with you Shae. I always like seeing people post their kits. Patrick, Aaron, Elling, I spent a lot of time looking at those guys pics. Some day I would like to have a early Viking kit, Norman kit, and Crusader kit. A 15th century kit would be great but prolly more expensive.

I have some really selfish motivations for wanting Addison to buy lots of swords, though. We live pretty close by and might get together this summer to do some cutting, so of course, I think he should buy sword after Wink You know what would go nice with a 14th century kit? A Tritonia!

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Shae Bishop




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahh, I see. Alas, I don't know anyone in Louisville Kentucky into swords, reenactment or anything medieval. However I do have the Frazier Arms Museum Happy
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shae Bishop wrote:
Ahh, I see. Alas, I don't know anyone in Louisville Kentucky into swords, reenactment or anything medieval. However I do have the Frazier Arms Museum Happy


Talk to the people at the museum who do histroic interpretations.

I bet there is something down there because they have people at the Frazier doing stuff all the time.

For that matter you could probably get involved with the museum.

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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the link!

As for more swords, it's unlikely that I'll be buying any swords or kit stuff this summer as I'm buying a computer and going into college, but who knows... Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shae Bishop wrote:
Ahh, I see. Alas, I don't know anyone in Louisville Kentucky into swords, reenactment or anything medieval. However I do have the Frazier Arms Museum Happy


Barrett Cooper, the head of the Frazier's Historic Interpretations Dept., is very knowledgable approachable. He and the other interpreters would be good to get in touch with. BTW, if you haven't yet seen their new 15th century Historic Enterprises Italian harness, please do so. It's fantastic. They're awaiting a 15th century Gothic harness (also from HE) so they can do 15th century harnessfechten.

Happy

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Jan Downs




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For shoes and boots and other cool stuff, check out www.revival.us.

Regards,

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