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SurCotte

I asked Mistress Marcela (http://www.cottesimple.com/ ) to make me a Surcotte, and I have to say it rocks hard!  I think it gave an extra dimension to the kit I am wearing now and I feel like I am coming closer to a finished kit.  I hope to get a few pics when I am in motion

and show how great it moves.  It is a nice high weight material (but not so high it is hot) and moves great!  It just feel like it should be warn with this kit.  When I hope to get the pics should be at Double Wars here is Sweden and I will have the whole rig out, Maille and Sugar Loaf.

Gotvik Practice is going well, I started a hour earlier this week so I had time with the new people to start them working on a few things and to give myself some time to fight as well.  I feel this is going to be a good format for the future as long as people keep showing up.

 

Finally, I got new bracers but I will show them in a later post so stay tuned.

 

Best

-H

 


A few thoughts on Sweden (SCA)

Update about fighting in Sweden, it is going well. Only one practice so far and that is a bum out. I guess I just need to get use to the winters here being the super slow time, and the holidays all fell on Saturday or Friday this year so that hurt a bit in the terms of helm time.

 

In general, my foot work needs work I am messing it up again. I am still working on that small step to ribs or back of helm but I just cant seem to get it right. But soon I will have it all worked out. Sword hand is slow as shit, don’t know why but it is. I think that without doing my slow work every night for the past 2 months my hand is getting slower. {Side note: I found that the slower I train my hand the fast it is when I throw a shot.} I have been fighting in my conical and maille drape, good times. I need to fight more in my close face helm if I am going to use it in melee but that is for the spring anyway.

 

The space in Gotvik is rocken! They have a “locker room”, storage area, work space, and a craft room with kitchen! Also for the time being they have an outside space, which if there is light out is a great place for a 5 to 8 person practice. The people are wonderful, and amazingly giving. I don’t know how else to explain them! It is true that the SCA a group full of warm and giving people and I am happy to be part of something like that.

You have been updated!

-H


First night at Fight practice!

A good buddy of mine found these photos on an old cell phone, this is my first night in armour on 01/06/06! They are grainy and very bad, but they are the first night of fighting ever!

-H


General Thoughts and Some Links

Its been a crazy few weeks for me! I have been packing and getting ready for my move to sweden and getting all my paper work together has been wild.  I have been counting forks and plates 🙂

So here is something I been meaning to post for a bit now! On the La Cotte Simple site (http://www.cottesimple.com/ )  there is a great pattern for a Marshal Surcotte! They look great and will cover up any of the plastic or ugly armour you have!

http://www.cottesimple.com/surcottes/draft_and_sew_a_surcotte.pdf

Also, if you are looking for links on effigies or Manuscripts this site is wonderful ( http://manuscriptminiatures.com/ ), this ties nicely in to the “La Cotte Simple”  because if you are looking at doing a 14th century kit you will see in the manuscripts how many marshal kits have surcotte.

Final thought of today, is foot work.  I think that I need to redo my footwork; there is alot I am missing in my foot work that can be fixed.

Best

-H


East Kingdom Crown List

This is the Eastern Crown list for Oct 23rd:

1 Duke Gregor von Heisler……………Mistress Kiena Stewart
2 Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm…..Duchess Brenwen the Faire
3 Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue…….Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue
4 Duke Randal of the Dark……………Duchess Kathrine Stanhope
5 Duke Ronald Wilmont………………..Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
6 Jarl Thorvald Halversson……………Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir
7 Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver…………..Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
8 Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski……….Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
9 Sir Kenric of Warwick……………….Mistress Avelina Keyes
10 Sir Lucius Aurelius Varus……………Saerlaith Ingen Chennetig
11 Sir Stephen Grandchamp…………..Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp
12 Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke……..Baroness Vienna de la Mer
13 Syr Cedric of Thanet………………..Mistress Mira Fionnbhar of Argyll
14 Baron Master Angus Kerr…………..Baroness Molly Schofield
15 Maestro Dorio of the Oaks…………Lady Anastasia of the Oaks
16 Master Grim the Skald………………Lady Isabel de Bayonne
17 Master Julien de LaPointe…………..Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe
18 Master Roibhilin MacDomnaill………Lady Skya na Ruadh
19 Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan ……Siubhan Wallace
20 Baron Cedric of Amorica……………Mistress Annastrina Ruth O’arney
21 Baron Duncan Kerr…………………..Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick
22 Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov….Baroness Natavia DeCadenet
23 Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse……………Mistress Marion del Okes
24 Baron Karl Meerstappa………………Mistress Anne of Framlingham
25 Baron Roger Stockton………………..Lady Jeanne de Robin
26 Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche…..Mistress Ardenia ARuadh
27 THL Oscad de Segovia……………….Giselle de Limousin
28 Lady Dziuginte Litovka……………….Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
29 Lord Adain of Coldwood……………..Lady Alaine Ankyrmayder Kinner
30 Lord Ané du Vey………………………Lady Sylvia du Vey
31 Lord Anton Leflamme d’ Saint Aubin.Lady Tati’ana Negoshka Danilova
32 Lord Asgar Roulfsun…………………..Lady Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir
33 Lord Avaldr Valbjarnarson………….Lady Eva Woodrose
34 Lord Bertrand de Valois……………..Lady Isabella Alycia de Valois
35 Lord Buyandelger……………………..Baroness Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
36 Hlaeford Ceawlin Alreding……………Lady Molly Blythe
37 Lord Damon von Drachenklau………Lady Segnat ingeann Donnchada
38 Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn.Lady Chiara di Marzo
39 Lord Gavin von Abentrot……………..Pomestintsa Mairead Scherbatsaja
40 Lord Harold Hokonson………………..Lady Gabrielle
41 Lord Ian MacDonald…………………..Lady Tegan Dragonsblood ni Conmara
42 Lord Jozef Ludwiczak…………………Lady Katarzyna Gwozdz
43 Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson……………Lady Ratburc Castus
44 Lord Marcus Blackaert ……………….Lady Astrid Sigrun Ulfkillsdottir
45 Lord Nicholas D’Harrington………….Lady Elizabeth Reed
46 Lord Njal Kennimathor Geirsson Virtannen..Lady Cezilia Raposa
47 Lord Owyn Claerwyn…………………Lady Albreda Aylece
48 Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs……..Lady Dziuginte Litovka
49 Dominus Tiberius Nautius…………..Lady Gunvar in Hausakljufr
50 Lord Ùlfr Steinsson…………………..Baroness Leonete D’Angely
51 Lord William MacCrimmon………….Lady Fujiwara no Aoi
52 Gawyn O’Cleiriegh……………………Maeve O’Cleiriegh
53 Spvrivs Ivlivs Flavivs………………..Lady Aneleda Falconbridge
54 Weehafoc of Panthervale……………Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Best of luck to all, I wish I could be there!

-H


Hiding the Elbows

Been looking at a some photos from Pennsic and my own kit and saw some thing interesting.  When you look close at the maille kits you can see the RFH elbows peaking though the maille.  So what I did was Grab a little bit of black fabric and my trusty stray glue.  I attached the fabric to the elbow and away the cup went in to the back ground.  Now all you see is maille!

Best

-H


New Helm: Sugar Loaf pt. 1

With my new Kit I have been building with my eye set on the 1320’s, I ask Master Cet to make me a Sugar Loaf helm.  It has been a bit on progress and here is an image from the build up stage.   It looks nice and with the reference image you can see that it is headed in the correct direction.   I love the shape of this helm.   I personally feel it has a real knightly feel to it.

As far as my kit gos, I have to say I am becoming happier and happier with it.  I have been adding small details over the past year and it is really starting to look like something.   I think the addition of this helm is going to make it look amazing!

As an additional note, I have a plaque belt on its way too.  Talk about bling, I am going to have it made with my arms and the house hold cobra on it.   I am not sure if anyone is going to be able to handle the wildness of this belt in the house hold.  It will be crazy shit.

Best

-H