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by Greg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Finally finished - Quiver of Eriador!
Replies: 30
Views: 5219

Re: Finally finished - Quiver of Eriador!

Makes sense to me!
by Greg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: someone has been watching....
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: someone has been watching....

I think Manveruon might be more to blame than me the more I think of it. There are a lot more quality photos of him with his Bristol than me, and a lot of them pop up on google with basic Google searches. Most of my better photos have happened post-custom.

Either way, we done good!
by Greg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?
Replies: 18
Views: 2062

Re: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?

Today for the heck of it, I through on a sword on my way out the door, and everything clicked . Bow alone, you're constantly aware of how easily you can be overrun. Blade alone, you know you've no way to respond to something more than a few paces away. But bow in hand and sword at the waist, each c...
by Greg
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On Silence
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: On Silence

And we wonder why we keep at this year after year, almost beyond count. I was once told that, in parenting, don’t try to force ‘quality time’, just be intentional about ‘quantity of time’ spent with the kids, and those magical quality time moments will happen. Much of the same is true in the woods. ...
by Greg
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

Whilst ToT’ing with the kiddos this evening, I solved our “Make it good for more than a sword” issue on a whim, and I daresay I’m sticking with it. The loop makes a great hanger for the already present ‘Lasdhir’ mini market wallet. Through-the-belt is admittedly more secure, but every time I take th...
by Greg
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 56
Views: 10980

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Taurinor wrote:Finally got my soft kit picture up, so I think I'm ... done? Ish? For now, at least? That doesn't seem right...


I keep trying to reach the 'D' word, but it constantly eludes me.
by Greg
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

If one were trying to blend in with society and chose to leave a sword at home, it wouldn't take much to make this loop appear mundane. We were just discussing sticking a pipe through it...a bollocks dagger, a hammer, a drawknife...all sorts of trades-based tools could easily be slipped in there as ...
by Greg
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

Interesting, Elleth! My comment was based solely on assumption...it had a very mil-surp feel to me when I was stitching it up, and I didn't want to claim "Well, if they'd needed it they'd have made it this way too!" Not too fond of that argument when things aren't present in archaeological...
by Greg
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

The straps are all standard vegetable tanned belt material...the sewn loop is brain tanned deer hide.
by Greg
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

With that setup do you have much leeway with the back strap to make the scabbard tilt more or less? Yes, the back can be moved a bit. The important bit, I felt, was that one of the anchor points was static so that the one wouldn't gradually follow the other when moved around. Still, there's little ...
by Greg
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: 3rd Age Arming Sword Scabbard

Small but significant update: the suspension hung fine during test runs and briefly after it was finished, but didn’t wear well over time. Last trek with Udwin and a Odigan had it sneaking behind my leg on occasion...it was just too close to the leg overall, and needed a slightly more pronounced til...
by Greg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: 2018-19 Hawking Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: 2018-19 Hawking Season

I lied, sorta. He was doing so well today, I figured “What’s the point in waiting.” and unhooked his leash. Patch followed me beautifully all over the back and front yard, perching on everything from my kid’s play set to the deck railing. Best follower I’ve ever had. He is aggressive, quick, and VER...
by Greg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: 2018-19 Hawking Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: 2018-19 Hawking Season



Little guy’s doing well. Two weeks and two days. I expect we’ll be hunting by next weekend, and free-flying in a few days.
by Greg
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?
Replies: 18
Views: 2062

Re: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?

Honest...if you want something relatively inexpensive to get started with in shorter bows, Bows of the Risen Son makes rattan bows that shoot fairly well in very small packages. I particularly like that their product helped me avoid laminated moderns and fiberglass without sacrificing the small size...
by Greg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?
Replies: 18
Views: 2062

Re: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?

My stance on the decision to choose one over the other, bow over spear, ultimately stems from the description of Aragorn as a traveler and Huntsman. He was equipped for travel first and foremost, and self-preservation. Only in the context of armed companies, both the Grey company and Faramir’s Range...

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