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by Straelbora
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Project for Iodo?
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: A Project for Iodo?

I just got one from Poland a fews weeks ago. I have yet to get photos.
by Straelbora
Sat May 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 3845

Re: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick

Finally found a smith (in Poland) who makes non-decorative ciupagi (Polish Highlander walking stick/hatchets).

He also does a nice variety of other blades.

https://www.etsy.com/pl/shop/Pawelblack ... BlKxGCSklU
by Straelbora
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYC Tolkien exhibit- Midwest ride share available
Replies: 0
Views: 860

NYC Tolkien exhibit- Midwest ride share available

Attention Midwest Rangers: my kids have spring break the week of April 1 and we're going to see the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Museum in New York City. I'm going to drive from Indianapolis to Hoboken, NJ one day, stay in a hotel that night, take the train into the City and to the museum exhibit t...
by Straelbora
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: Requesting constructive criticism of maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Requesting constructive criticism of maps

...the symbols look quite modern, is it possible to make them look more ''old world''... A question that's been plaguing me as well. Icons that convey modern meaning with timeless symbols...perhaps a waystone for the trailheads, rather than a pedestrian whose garb can't help but be dated. you could...
by Straelbora
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Tolkien Bio-Pic
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Tolkien Bio-Pic

My biggest concern is that it will be "this scene in the Hobbit came from this life experience" followed by "this scene from the Lord of the Rings came from that life experience."
by Straelbora
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Viking-era scabbard attachments

Kortoso wrote:Thank you for sharing this here! This provides, I think, a lot of material for "experimental archeology" - similar to work done regarding later period suspension systems.


It just reminds me that people will always take a simple task and make it more complicated than it needs to be.
by Straelbora
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Viking-era scabbard attachments

So someone has combined an analysis of archeological finds and period art to try and figure out different ways that Viking-era Norse attached their scabbards to their belts.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/23906171? ... JzmcdYfli4
by Straelbora
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library

FYI anyone in the Midwest. I will definitely be driving from Indianapolis to NYC to see this exhibit, likely in April or May, when the ice/snow risk in the mountains of Pennsylvania have passed. My van seats seven. Anyone who would want to hitch a ride would be asked to pitch in for gas and toll mon...
by Straelbora
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 5579

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

I think another angle on "2) He has spent more time wandering and sleeping in the wilds than any of us have been alive" that seems related to acclimation but slightly different is familiarity with the terrain. In addition to being used to the cold, Aragorn knows the land like the back of ...
by Straelbora
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Not Perfect, But Getting There...
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Great ensemble. And good job keeping your nerve with a Warg wandering by.
by Straelbora
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 32
Views: 8036

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Wonderful piece of work. I'm always amazed at the skill level of fellow Rangers here.
by Straelbora
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthdays!
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Happy Birthdays!

Thanks!
by Straelbora
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 18
Views: 4426

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

A few things spring to mind when I read this. The first is how we tend to arbitrarily assign particular looks to times and places, which are essentially caricatures. For example, if you conjure up a mental image of someone from the 1950s, or 60s, or 70s, I'm sure you what you're thinking would be i...
by Straelbora
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Lion totem?
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Lion totem?

I haven't thought much about animal totems for my persona yet, since i'm a newb. But I am a Leo, so lions have always had a place in my heart. Was also the team for my high school (back in the second age, it feels like). A totem has nothing to do with what Tolkien wrote, and certainly not necessary...
by Straelbora
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'

Peter Remling wrote:
Straelbora wrote:Iodo:

Not sure if you can receive responses via PM.

Send me your email address.


She can receive pm messages but you need to remember the time difference between here and the UK. Give her a day or so and unless her mailbox is full, she'll respond.


OK. It's been 36 hours, so I wasn't sure.

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