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Sander W Persson




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hi
so here goes my first post.
im reenacting a late 15th century men at arms, my kit is currently undergoing some changes Big Grin
Normally i wear a mail skirt and bevor



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Tom King




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Preben B




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote




Tried my hand at getting some shots of my work in progress kit today, didn't turn out perfect but figure I'll show them anyway.

I'm not a reenactor, so it won't be perfectly within any period but I'm trying to get a end of 14th to mid 15th century look, any tips or ideas would of course be appreciated!

Should get some armor pieces around may so I'm excited about that.
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Tjarand Matre




Location: Nttery, Norway
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thats a pretty good start I think. If you added a kettle hat and a short sleeved maille shirt to that kit you would fit into any decent reenacter event. You could also consider dropping the belt pouch while wearing figting kit. It is very rarely pictured in a military context. The hood is a nice detail. Are the upcoming armour parts for fighting or just for showing off? I often find that a simple, low status kit that is carefully put together is way more impressive than a sloppy full armour ;-)
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Preben B




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tjarand Matre wrote:
Thats a pretty good start I think. If you added a kettle hat and a short sleeved maille shirt to that kit you would fit into any decent reenacter event. You could also consider dropping the belt pouch while wearing figting kit. It is very rarely pictured in a military context. The hood is a nice detail. Are the upcoming armour parts for fighting or just for showing off? I often find that a simple, low status kit that is carefully put together is way more impressive than a sloppy full armour ;-)


Thanks a lot for that, especially nice to hear from a fellow Norwegian!
I have considered getting some maille many times but haven't pulled the trigger on any...yet

As for the armor I am getting a early cabasset style helmet, which I think should look nice.
To go with it I ended up ordering a arm harness based on the armor of Kunz schott von hellingen, and ended up going with a hybrid mitten/fingered style gauntlet out of preference, full mitten style doesn't feel good to me.
The plan is to eventually get a breastplate as well

As you can see I mixed the timelines and nationalities a bit on the armor parts, so I think that is where my set will most likely cringe out some serious reenactors, but if it looks and feels good I feel I can live with that.

The armor is for show but it is made by Armorysmith in the ukraine and while my pieces aren't stylized for safe sport use they make a lot of stuff for battle of nations and participate themselves with their own armor, so i trust it to be very sturdy.

I see your point with the pouch, if I went for an event I would probably drop it but for photos accessories are king.

Entirely agree with you on the low status kits, I'm a big fan of those and I will likely end up buying enough things eventually to be able to mix and match into a lower end and more plated looking kit.

Appreciate your feedback
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Its a nice looking kit. Did you make the gambeson yourself?
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Preben B




Location: Norway
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joe Fults wrote:
Its a nice looking kit. Did you make the gambeson yourself?


Thanks man, appreciate it.

I wish, I'm not a very crafty man, it was made by Medieval market.

I did order it without a closure and made that myself, not a fan of how most of their closures look but their products are really nice in my opinion.
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Josh Warren




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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Periodically, I like to post an "update" pic to this thread.

This one is my entire family in armour. I made all my daughter's armour, my wife's cuirass and greaves, and several elements of my own harness (pauldrons, tassets, etc) while the rest was made by other US armourers, notably Patrick Thaden.



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Caleb Cox




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: 2nd Crusade         Reply with quote

Heres mine. Just happened to have some snow!


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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome kit, and awesome SNOW! You'd better oil that mail when you get in! Laughing Out Loud ......McM
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sander W Persson wrote:
hi
so here goes my first post.
im reenacting a late 15th century men at arms, my kit is currently undergoing some changes Big Grin
Normally i wear a mail skirt and bevor


Good one! There are nowhere near enough brigs in re-enactment.

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