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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That would be great if you could get a group picture Tim. It is cool to see people in armor together especially when the armor is for the same general time period. Your armor looks great. I really like the worn look instead of the polished look as it were.

I agree with Chuck on the whole daughter thing. I have two and plan on either cleaning my guns or sharpening swords when boys start to show up. While not short and built like a barrel I do not think I am big and mean looking either. I guess I had better start working on that. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lets see... Me on the left



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My 13th century kit, without polearms

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The kit looks awesome Elling. I wish we had castles here in the states since they add so much to reenactments. What is the story behind the 13th century kit picture? You beat everyone and looking for more? Eek!

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Kowalski wrote:
The kit looks awesome Elling. I wish we had castles here in the states since they add so much to reenactments. What is the story behind the 13th century kit picture? You beat everyone and looking for more? Eek!

Scott


It's actually two pictures of the same kit, so both are 1260 state of the art, with and without the helmet.
The fighting picture is from the final showdown in a show free-for-all, as I'm facing of with the only other survivor. So, they are not all my kills as such, though a couple might be, I don't really remember.

Castles are indeed quite neat. The one in the picture is from the 1600's. However, in the wintertime our group has its trainings in the bedroom of Magnus VI LagabÝter (1263-1280)

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling Polden wrote:
Scott Kowalski wrote:
The kit looks awesome Elling. I wish we had castles here in the states since they add so much to reenactments. What is the story behind the 13th century kit picture? You beat everyone and looking for more? Eek!

Scott


It's actually two pictures of the same kit, so both are 1260 state of the art, with and without the helmet.
The fighting picture is from the final showdown in a show free-for-all, as I'm facing of with the only other survivor. So, they are not all my kills as such, though a couple might be, I don't really remember.

Castles are indeed quite neat. The one in the picture is from the 1600's. However, in the wintertime our group has its trainings in the bedroom of Magnus VI LagabÝter (1263-1280)


I noticed they were the same kit after I posted. I am hoping to put something similar for around 1300 give or take a couple of years. The fight picture looks good and it would not have mattered how many you killed. Just that you were one of two left. So did you win the final duel?

As for the castle being from the 1600's. At least you have them. That is really cool that you train in a room of that antiquity.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


Very attractive daughter: Very nice smile Big Grin

Impressive kit and SIZE. Eek!

Oh, and that sword looks a lot like the custom two hander by A & A. Wink : How does it handle compared to the more modest longswords ? http://www.arms-n-armor.com/custom912.html

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scot;
After looking at the picture series, I actually did. Though, I stand corrected, there where more than one guy around at the time of the picture...
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C00997.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C00999.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C01003.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C01005.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C01006.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C01011.JPG
http://medlem.kongshirden.no/mgallerier/kungh...C01012.JPG

Of course, I was killed right away in the next fight...

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
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PostPosted: Sat 31 May, 2008 2:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling, I too want to work towards a 13th century kit; I'll PM you with a few questions.

M.

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Sat 31 May, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a great sequence of pictures Elling! Thank you for posting them. I guess it is true what they say. You win some and you lose some. Big Grin

I also think that if people want to post details of their harness/kit in this thread it would be appreciated by those of us who are interested in putting together their own kit based on what you have done.


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PostPosted: Sat 31 May, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling, I really like your coat of plates, or armored surcoat, or whatever you prefer to call it. Happy I'd love to put something like that together to add to my kit. Is this something you made yourself, or did you commission it from someone? I haven't seen a whole lot of info on these.

Great pics everyone! I'd love to see more.

Here's some of the evolution of my 13th C outfit:

14g galvanized steel mail (1999):


Aluminum mail, steel spaulders, and a steel shield (2006):


New helm, linen surcoat (2007):


Aluminum spaulders, mail chausses, other linen surcoat, wooden shield (2008):


I know I'm still crawling with innacuracies. But whatever. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jun, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my 1400 Harness. I am not wearing the mail because the picture was take for a photo shoot about the arming coat beneath. Therefore it had to be visible.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


Very attractive daughter: Very nice smile Big Grin

Impressive kit and SIZE. Eek!

Oh, and that sword looks a lot like the custom two hander by A & A. Wink : How does it handle compared to the more modest longswords ? http://www.arms-n-armor.com/custom912.html

Jean,
Thanks for your kind words regarding my daughter ... I agree.
That is the AA Custom German two hander ... I am the proud owner ... The sword`s balance suffered slightly when we switched the crosspiece to the more ornate piece that Greg forged out ... I am 6`6 and 275 and I think it handles like a feather ...
Thanks very much for your correspondance ... I have enjoyed reading your posts and have always found them to be very informative.
Best
Tim

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


Very attractive daughter: Very nice smile Big Grin

Impressive kit and SIZE. Eek!

Oh, and that sword looks a lot like the custom two hander by A & A. Wink : How does it handle compared to the more modest longswords ? http://www.arms-n-armor.com/custom912.html

Jean,
Thanks for your kind words regarding my daughter ... I agree.
That is the AA Custom German two hander ... I am the proud owner ... The sword`s balance suffered slightly when we switched the crosspiece to the more ornate piece that Greg forged out ... I am 6`6 and 275 and I think it handles like a feather ...
Thanks very much for your correspondance ... I have enjoyed reading your posts and have always found them to be very informative.
Best
Tim

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thats a nice harnes Doug. Do you mind if I ask where you got those sabatons and do they wrap around the back of your heel?

I'll post my armor as soon as I recieve my cuirass from Mercenaries Tailor....about 2 weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Me as a 14th century English infantry/archer who happens to not have a bow at the moment. Wink

The kit could probably work from the mid 13th to early 15th century but I'd need to switch out a few things.




There is a billhook hiding at the top of that pole.

Things that need changing:

-Ballock sheath and suspension (working on it right now)
-Belt is too wide, and sword (yes, there is one hidden in there) needs new scabbard and suspension.
-Chausses too baggy. (Damned if I know how to fix it though. Worried )

"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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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


I guess that to court your daughter one has to deal with your sword ....
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Doug,
That is a very nice looking harness. I know I would like to see it complete with the mail bits.

Tim,
In addition to a great looking kit you have an awesome sword. When my daughters get a little older can I hire you as additional muscle to keep the boys away? I'm sure you have plenty of practice. Wink

Corey,
I am looking to do something similar with a kit for the end of the 13th early 14th century. At least until I can loot more armor from the battlefield. Cool

Once again, thank you all for posting and let's keep them coming people.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Corey, ever consider adding a set of jack-chains to that harness?....maybe not if you're going for an archer but for infantry, I'm pretty sure that would be correct for 14th c. I like that gambeson, especially the padded neck.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i know jack chains for 15thc but not 14thc
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


Tim, you look like your'e worth about 20 normal men on a medieval battlefield in that kit with that sword. Big, well protected and with an intimidating weapon to top it all off. Being 6'6" and 275lbs, having you charging at opponents would cause a few of those defending against you to loose heart and run in whatever direction was away from you.

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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