A place for pics and tutorials on making Soft Kit (clothing and accessories like buckles and cloak pins).
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That was a very generous gift, and a deserving owner. Well done, all around, gents. Enjoy it, Manveruon!
Now the sword shall come from under the cloak.
Iodo wrote: so maybe it's more plausible that the middle earth silver star broach ends up with lot's of different interpretations, shapes, styles etc... and that the thing that makes a ranger recognizable isn't the exact design of the star but the things Tolkien is specific on; the material it's made from and the way it's worn by the ranger?
I was just thinking the same thing. The fact that there is no concrete description of the star broaches suggests to me that while they all had "many rays" and were silver, that's where the similarities ended. I can imagine some might have been handed down from parent to child and others were freshly made as a "graduation" present or a coming of age gift to a new ranger. I think individuality in the star broaches is not only lore friendly but breathes some extra life into it.
"A little apart the Rangers sat, silent, in an ordered company, armed with spear and bow and sword. They were clad in cloaks of dark grey, and their hoods were cast now over helm and head."
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