Page 2 of 3

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:25 am
by Freebeard
hey there.

just a quick question. what culture are you aiming for? By this I mean do you want to portray an Irish warrior from this time, a British warrior? A continental Gaulish warrior?
Might I be right in assuming you are going for a warrior of a "celtic" persuasion?
this is just to clarify things to help you along.

Andrew

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:53 am
by Fahey
Freebeard wrote:hey there.

just a quick question. what culture are you aiming for? By this I mean do you want to portray an Irish warrior from this time, a British warrior? A continental Gaulish warrior?
Might I be right in assuming you are going for a warrior of a "celtic" persuasion?
this is just to clarify things to help you along.

Andrew

i do wish to portray an irish warrior

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 4:51 pm
by Dave Mooney
Nerva wrote:By Neptunes thorny thing-a-me-jig :shock: Made feom a single piece fo wood...


Bill made one and he says "Clonoura shield is one board, with a separate wooden boss stitched on."

billow2.jpg
billow2.jpg (81.18 KiB) Viewed 9009 times


Here we have some boy child modelling one :P

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:23 am
by Fahey
the kit in the above pict is similar to what i had in mind for tunic length and sleeves length .
my padded leather tunic is a little shorter than one in photo but i hope it will work .
thank you for the pict.

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:42 am
by Fahey
hello few more questions.
were darts/ javelins in use at this time?
how tall was the average spear?
i also found this link to iron age sword
http://www.myarmoury.com/nateb_dagg_ia_ironss.html?2
in time is this the style i should be shooting for?
and when attaching grip to shield should it run top to bottom or side to side?
thank you

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:06 am
by Freebeard
In relation to javelins/darts....it is possible to assume so. javelins anyhoo are merely spears that are thrown.

the average spear length is unknown as finds are few and far between.

Barry Raftery in his Guide to Iron age Antiquities writes that one complete spear shaft had been found that measured to c2 metres. but this does not exist anymore apparently.
a few small fragments have been found also, but these are tiny fragments.

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:34 pm
by gaius marius
Nerva wrote:Is that a square scutum I see before me ;)


Yes i do belive it is (but smaller)

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:13 pm
by Nerva
gaius marius wrote:
Nerva wrote:Is that a square scutum I see before me ;)


Yes i do belive it is (but smaller)


Ah, so Ireland was invaded by BABY Romans :D :D :D . Actually, I like the example in the picture. Husband uses it to fight by day and the wife can turn it backwards and use as an ironing board in the evenings :twisted:

By the way, what's with the skull's? were the ancient Hibernians into Death Metal back then ;)

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:48 pm
by Billy
By the way, what's with the skulls


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunting#Celts

Re: help with kit

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 12:12 am
by Dave Mooney
bisley_slaine.jpg
Taste My axe!
bisley_slaine.jpg (29.95 KiB) Viewed 8900 times


The best known Celt of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRIPAsbhZpM