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by Straelbora
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody speak German?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Anybody speak German?

TaylorSteiner wrote:Oh yeah I forgot about Straelbora...shucks as I've already sent it back to amazon.


Thanks for thinking of me, Greg. Truth is, that would be way beyond my limited German.
by Straelbora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Pennsic 2019

One of these days we'll have to give that a try. Sadly not this year though. I don't suppose you've a good lead on a maker of period-style camp furniture though? Preferably in the Northeast US to save on shipping? Anything you'd particularly recommend to look for or stay away from? My camp furnitur...
by Straelbora
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Pennsic 2019

Anyone else heading to Pennsic this year? (For those who don't know about it, it's the Society for Creative Anachronism's largest event, which starts this coming weekend and lasts for 2 weeks, at a campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania). I'm taking my two boys from Aug. 2 until the 10th. I'd l...
by Straelbora
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Project for Iodo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

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: 4205

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: 1039

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: 2242

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: 1717

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: 1913

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: 1913

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: 1742

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: 6798

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: 3710

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: 9554

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: 2963

Re: Happy Birthdays!

Thanks!

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