Friday, April 27, 2012
It has been a few weeks, but we have been hosting Open Shop Night every Thursday. Here Abby shows her new brigandine gorget in progress.
Wolf added a stainless steel reinforcement to the front of his hardened leather gorget, attached lamellar scales to the back and glued in a sheepskin lining.
Friday, April 6, 2012
We started with spaghetti, under the theory that nothing that starts with spaghetti could be too bad. I got a bit creative with the sauce, including mushrooms, ground beef, onions, garlic, canned sauce, canned paste, canned diced tomato, several spices and a healthy splash of red wine. Then I headed out to the workshop.
If I can just find the right tool...
Wyllow is making dye out of sticky weed. (Galiun aparine, catchweed bedstaw, a relative of madder)
Thursday, April 5, 2012
1st things first...roast duck with parsnips, leeks and onions!
Wolf made a custom pattern to fit him, cut out the pieces and then beveled and burnished the edges of his new gorget:
...and a good time was had by all.
Since last we met our heroes...Gulf War happened! A few highlights:
The War Company performed magnificently in the Town, Ravine, Bridge, Field and Castle battles. Many pictures are available on Facebook and in Ursus Gallery. What I do not have is a picture of King Aaron awarding the Kingdom War Banner to the Bryn Gwlad War Company, which was the culmination of a fun-filled week.
Other highlights include being chosen for one of the Unbelted Champions fights:
No, my opponent was not named Goliath...he is Danial von Hessen from Trimaris.
And fighting in the 14th century Deed of Arms:
My 14th century armour includes a sugarloaf helm with mail coif, blackened mail shirt, hardened leather curie breast and back plates, hardened leather arms and shynbalds and gamboised cuises. The green linen surcoat is unadorned like most of the contemporary ones in the Codex Manessa or the Romance of Alexander.