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Rod Walker




Location: NSW, Australia.
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: My new 15thC clothing and armour.         Reply with quote

I picked up the last of my clothing on the weekend.

I have had some of this stuff for a few weeks but decided to wait to post pics until I had it all.

The clothing is from Tamara Lees. Tamara has been making my clothing since 2000.

It isn't quite sitting right as I threw it on very quickly to try and catch the last of the daylight and the batteries in the camera went flat.

I have 2 pairs of hose, one black pair and the dark plum pair I am wearing.
I have 2 doublets, both the same pattern.
The doublet in the pic is a velvet worked all over with silk leaves and flowers and lined in gold silk.
My other doublet is a wear around black linen lined in calico.
My arming coat is also black linen (pics of that tomorrow).
The coat of green wool is trimmed in fur and lined in a fine brown linen.

The vast majority of sewing on these clothes is done by hand. There is very little machine sewing. All the eyelets are done by hand.

I also need to replace all the temporary shoelaces with proper points with brass tips.

The turnshoes and chaperon are from Historic Enterprises. I am really happy with these. The shoes are great and fit perfectly. The chaperon is such a cool hat

I will be making a pair of long riding boots for myself to go with this kit.

Sorry about the stupid look on my face, feeling pretty sexy in all this stuff.









This is the upper half of my new harness. The full legs are on their way. This was built for me by Jiri Lucius http://www.volny.cz/jlucius/

The harness is absolutely gorgeous and fits like a glove. Jiri is an absolute dream to work with and I will be ordering much more from him.




Cheers

Rod
Jouster
www.jousting.com.au

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,
And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!
For who would live so petty and unblessed
That dare not tilt at something, ere he die?"
--Errantry, John Galsworthy
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Jean Thibodeau




Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great looking kit, now if you could only find a time machine. Big Grin

You should give us contact information for your costumer and armourer assuming they are not easy to find with a search: They both do good work from what I can see and it might bring them more business.

( My apologies if I should be able to recognize their names. Blush )

You can easily give up your freedom. You have to fight hard to get it back!
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Jonathon Janusz





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rod, I've been watching your armour in progress on the Armour Archive. . . simply awesome! Are you going to get some matching armour done for your horse to go with this harness? Big Grin

I like the doublet - the shoulders are full enough without seeming over the top. Am I seeing things or are the sleeves laced for fit from shoulder to wrist? It will be interesting to see the boots, too.


. . . and I'm glad to see you've designed your hosen this time around to accomodate some steel to protect the 'nethers Wink. . .

Hope all is well, and good jousting this season. It would be a shame to see someone put a dent in that beautiful armour, as I know such a villian who would try such a thing would have a far better view of your kit from the flat of their back Cool
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Kenton Spaulding




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rod, the armor is really cool. Looks wicked nice. The clothes...I'm not sure I woulda wanted to live in those days (I say the same thing when I see pics of my dad's basketball shorts from the seventies), but props to you...nice kit all in all.

Good night to ya,

Kenton
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Gordon Frye




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Slick kit, Rod! I'm very impressed!

You're going to be making Jeff H. jealous with this, you know! Big Grin (Of course, that's the whole idea, right?)

Allons!

Gordon

"After God, we owe our victory to our Horses"
Gonsalo Jimenez de Quesada
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Lloyd Clark




Location: Beaver Dam, WI
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Apr, 2006 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon Janusz wrote:
It would be a shame to see someone put a dent in that beautiful armour, as I know such a villian who would try such a thing would have a far better view of your kit from the flat of their back Cool


You wouldn't happen to be talking about ME would you????

Yes, Brother, love the kit. Now just answer your phone once in a while!!

Cheers,

Lloyd Clark
2000 World Jousting Champion
2004 World Jousting Bronze Medalist
Swordmaster
Super Proud Husband and Father!
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Jeff Smith




Location: San Diego, CA
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking armour! What do such pieces cost individually here in the States fellas - helmet, etc? Recommended sources for quality items? Looks like fun... Happy
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Rod Walker




Location: NSW, Australia.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A quick pic as we are flat out in the middle of a tournament week.


Cheers

Rod
Jouster
www.jousting.com.au

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,
And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!
For who would live so petty and unblessed
That dare not tilt at something, ere he die?"
--Errantry, John Galsworthy
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J. Bedell




Location: Maryland, USA
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow...it's all absolutely amazing, I love the armor, and those costumes are spectacular

congrats!

-james
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW, again Cool Cool Cool
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Gordon Frye




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rod, your such an "armour" horse! Big Grin Bully for you!

Nice looking caparason on your pony as well! I'm definitely jealous. But how sad that you succumbed to the lure of the 15th Century! Confused

Allons!

Gordon

"After God, we owe our victory to our Horses"
Gonsalo Jimenez de Quesada
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http://historypundit.blogspot.com/
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Lloyd Clark




Location: Beaver Dam, WI
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006 6:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome as always, little brother. I'll give you a call next week after you have recovered from this weekend.

Question, didn't Jiri make you a set of legs????

Don't forget your brayette Wink this weekend and send my good luck to the Order.

Cheers,

Lloyd Clark
2000 World Jousting Champion
2004 World Jousting Bronze Medalist
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John McFarlin




Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeff: "Nice looking armour! What do such pieces cost individually here in the States fellas - helmet, etc? Recommended sources for quality items? Looks like fun... "

In the course of having to put together a "sutler's list" for potential attendees for a living history retreat I am putting together, I had to put together this list. This list is by no means inclusive--there are many obvious ones that are left out--but it should give you a list of potential people to talk to and stuff to look at--this list has a lot of other "kit" as well, the other trappings if you will, so if it's just armor you're looking for, I've bolded those. Weapons are italicized

Short answer on the peices, price-wise, in hardened steel: anywhere from several hundreds to thousands of dollars. It's no light task! Eek!

Historic Enterprises: http://www.historicenterprises.com/
Kingskeep: www.kingskeep.com
The Gilded Boar: http://www.gildedboar.com/
Medieval Reproductions: http://www.medievalrepro.com/
Talbot's Fine Accessories: http://talbotsfineaccessories.com/
Billy and Charlie's: http://www.billyandcharlie.com/
Anshelm Arms: http://www.anshelmarms.com/
Medieval Design: http://www.medievaldesign.com/indexengl.html
Arms and Armor: http://www.arms-n-armor.com
Therion Arms: http://www.therionarms.com
Purpleheart: http://www.woodenswords.com/WMA/
Atzinger Shieldworks: http://www.atzingershieldworks.com
Pacific Yew: http://www.selfbow.com/self.html
Traditional Archer Supply: http://www.traditional-archery-supply.com/tra...ducts.html
Revival Clothing: http://www.revivalclothing.com
Dru Shoemaker: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/meisterdru/index.htm
Patrick Thaden: http://www.thadenarmory.com/
Matuls: http://www.matuls.pl/english/index.html
Handgonnes.com: http://www.handgonnes.com/
Heimrick Armeor: http://heimrick.netfirms.com/indexanglo.htm
Purpleheart Armoury: http://www.woodenswords.com/index.htm
Age of Armour: http://www.ageofarmour.com/index.html
Tod's Stuff: http://www.todsstuff.co.uk/html/main.php
Traditional Materials: http://www.traditionalmaterials.co.uk/
Blackwood Jewelry: http://www.blackwoodjewellery.com/
James River Armoury: http://www.jamesriverarmoury.com/
B. Black and Sons Woolens: http://www.bblackandsons.com/
Per Lillelund Jensen: http://www.olofsgillet.org/per/
Handelsgillet: http://www.handelsgillet.se/index.htm

It's worth nothing that James River Armoury (Eric Joseph) and Historic Enterprises (Jeff Hedgecock) are right up the road from you in Ramona.

Best,

John

Jehan de Pelham, esquire
Compagniye du Chalis: 1370-1420
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