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Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:32 pm
by the_power
Yew longbow: €40 (or highest bid by the time I get my new bow in July)
12thC face helm: Would suit knights hospitaller, as new. Cost £90, will sell for €120 o.n.o
Viking hood: €20 (charcoal & white square hood, lined, split in front, suitable for 500CE-1400CE)
Heater shields: €90 indestructable plywood rawhide & linen covered shields, combat-hardened. Just need straps, which I'll put on to whatever angle you want. Ready for painting.

John

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:12 pm
by femgeek
Hmmm, what poundage is the bow John?

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:44 pm
by the_power
The bow is here; http://picasaweb.google.com/kate.a.ward ... 3795874882

I think it's around 40lb, though I've never measured it. I've been told by Carl Geoghan that if it was put up on a tiller, or exercised a lot, it would likely come back to around 35lb again. It's mainly stiff from not being used much. Where are you based ? If you are down Cork way, Aislinn Collins has a bow made by the same guy, of the same vintage and could give you a review.

There is a reason it's cheap - it's not a great bow. But, it works, and works well. Hence me upgrading!

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:06 pm
by femgeek
I'm just looking for a nice starter bow before i commit myself to something very expensive. Will you be at Duncannon this year, coz if you are I'd buy it from you then ? :)

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:16 am
by the_power
I don't think I'll be at Duncannon, unfortunately. Family commitments have me limited to an event a month at the moment.

Oh, here is another item I have; custom forge-made 14th/15thC Gallowglass helmet. It cost the original purchaser £250, I had agreed to pay €250 for it. Very strong, perfect helmet really...except that it's a little too small for me+arming cap+mail coif. I have a very-slightly-larger-than-medium head. There is no webbing/strapping.

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14thC gallowglass helmet
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Might also do those doing Elven reenactment :)

John

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:38 pm
by brendan
I might be wrong but I think that you will find that the that is more typical of early numenorean than "elven"

Brendan

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:48 pm
by Ambiorix apsealgair
what size is the heater shield??

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:05 am
by the_power
You can see one of the shields here; http://picasaweb.google.com/john.looney ... 6957711554

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:06 pm
by redneckjedi
Any pics of the face helm?

Re: Cheap stuff for sale

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:51 pm
by the_power
redneckjedi wrote:Any pics of the face helm?


It's here. Note, it needs some work to make it *perfect*. But it's light, cheap, and a good base for many customizations.
Image (click to expand).