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My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 3:38 pm

My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and Ballinderry Sword may be dated to around 900ad. Found near a Crannóg (high status Gael island dwelling) they are part of the kit a Gaelic Noble might wear during the Clontarf era. Crannógs were still in use in Ireland up to the 1600's and the Ballinderry crannóg is near Moate in the middle of Ireland. Shoes made from one piece of 3mm vege tan leather with sacred geometry engraved. Also shown are leather knife and goosefoot awl.
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 3:40 pm

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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 3:41 pm

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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 3:44 pm

My Ballinderry Sword - its light and sings sweetly and has a nice balance
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby finnobreanan on Fri May 27, 2011 5:30 pm

Very nice. :)
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Thank Finn, I'm gonna make the next pair with a hard outsole over a hidden outsole so there's some comfort wearing this type of shoe on modern Irish gravel roads etc. Will post here when its done...
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby Billy on Fri May 27, 2011 10:54 pm

Nice work Con. What's the story with the sword, who made it?
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby consmiles on Fri May 27, 2011 11:50 pm

Hi Billy, thank you for your kind words. The sword in the images above was a gift from the members of Gá agus Claiomh many years ago, so I did not ask. It may have been made in northern Europe just like the original. It is light and fast and sounds like a tuned musical instrument - the nearest sound to it comes from my Paul Binn's blade. It is re-enactment battle ready and was used by Cennetig and young and old Brian Boru in the Abu production of the Clontarf battle. Maybe I should also show the scabbard and sling, the sling is copied from the book "Scabbards and Sheaths from Viking and Medieval Dublin" by Esther Cameroon and it makes wearing this sword comfortable - on my right hip I wear a long sax made by Paul Binns with the handle carved by Piortk toothbreaker.
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby Billy on Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm

Hmm, interesting. Quite a history for a recent sword. Thanks con.
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Re: My Lucas Type 1 Ballinderry Shoes and my Ballinderry Sword

Postby oleg on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:38 am

Hi Con,
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