Search found 507 matches

by Ursus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: A quick flourish
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: A quick flourish

Somebody over on the Facebook group had a question about my standard ranger sword so I threw together this quick little flourish to give some perspective. Nothing fancy. The sword is an upgraded Hanwei Great Sword of War for all who want to know. I rewrapped the handle and reprofiled the blade from...
by Ursus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: A quick flourish
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: A quick flourish

TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome stuff Ursus. Can you recommend a good hema book?


Anything by Guy Windsor or Christian Tobler are fantastic sources for beginners and advanced students alike.
by Ursus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30176

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

The cloak is a cheap cotton one that I picked up to use as a test. I treated it with a mix of linseed oil and beeswax. It worked well enough that I think I will invest in some good quality linen and make one better tailored. It’s a good addition for trekking in the warmer months. Interesting! I'd h...
by Ursus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30176

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

The cloak is a cheap cotton one that I picked up to use as a test. I treated it with a mix of linseed oil and beeswax. It worked well enough that I think I will invest in some good quality linen and make one better tailored. It’s a good addition for trekking in the warmer months.
by Ursus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: A quick flourish
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

A quick flourish

Somebody over on the Facebook group had a question about my standard ranger sword so I threw together this quick little flourish to give some perspective. Nothing fancy. The sword is an upgraded Hanwei Great Sword of War for all who want to know. I rewrapped the handle and reprofiled the blade from ...
by Ursus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30176

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

I was able to get out for a bit today using my light set up. Not counting my belt contents the rest is limited to just a market wallet that contains a wooden bowl and enough food for a day or two, water skin, bed roll ,and bow/quiver. The market wallet also holds my pipe and tobacco pouch while the ...
by Ursus
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday TaylorSteiner
Replies: 14
Views: 1982

Re: Happy Birthday TaylorSteiner

Happy Birthday!
by Ursus
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Joining the need wallet club
Replies: 26
Views: 3444

Re: Joining the need wallet club

What's going on with the shoulder strap tiedown I see higher up? Is there a hole or two through one of the straps to hold that binding in place? Correct, two holes on the bottom side. It is actually used as an anchor point to tie the straps of my water skin, bedroll strap, and quiver strap together...
by Ursus
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Joining the need wallet club
Replies: 26
Views: 3444

Re: Joining the need wallet club

I’m actually kind of wondering now if it make make more sense to just let the leather case be just that - a case - and then inside that case there would be a much softer, lighter-weight package, either made of waxed cloth or some sort of thin, weatherproofed leather like oiled goatskin. This would ...
by Ursus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ursus
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: Happy Birthday to Ursus

Thanks everyone!
by Ursus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 6740

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

For what it’s worth on the subject of traction I think much of the problem can stem from the soles not being broken in. Some makers like Bohemond seem to coat the soles of their product with some sort of sealant that makes them quite slippery at first. My advice would be to get them nicely broken in...
by Ursus
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30176

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

No one of consequence. Just another down on his luck traveller tending his meager fire.
by Ursus
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ranger's Pantry
Replies: 12
Views: 4116

Re: A Ranger's Pantry

Top notch as always Greg! I’ll second what Odigan said to you about eating less. For what it’s worth Ruinar I also eat much less when on the trail. In fact during the MERS October trek I only cooked one meal which was breakfast on our first morning out. Other than that I tend to eat many small snack...
by Ursus
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloak storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3725

Re: Cloak storage?

I tend to tie mine up in a horseshoe and sling it over one arm or wear it like I do my bedroll.
by Ursus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Darksword scabbard customized
Replies: 10
Views: 5511

Re: Darksword scabbard customized

Awesome first attempt! Far better than my first try ever was.

Go to advanced search