Commission: Sword Belt Spreader

Medieval sword belts were often made with many buckles so that they could strap down onto different sword sheaths and be re-used (if you had to make everything from scratch, you’d make sure it could be re-used, too!). In the Society for Creative Anachronism, which does medieval recreation, many rapier fighters use this type of

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Back from Vacation! Pennsic Dress! Garden! Etc!

Hello, internet!  I’m back from my blogging vacation, which means I should be putting out posts every Monday and Thursday again for a while.  🙂  This post is a weird mishmash of things going on my life this week and updates from the past month or so.  Scroll down for a rough tutorial on how

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Rapier Notes from Border War 2014

I helped Warder Kata (Pentamere Regional Commander) run a Dragon Army War Practice at Border War this past weekend. Here’s are my notes and thoughts from the event. I’m going to try my best not to discuss specific Midrealm war strategies, but just what I think is open information to both sides and what are

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12th Night Site Tokens

At almost all SCA events, participants are given a “site token” – an item which shows that they have paid the fee to get in (usually between $5-12 for a day of awesome!) and is something to take home with them to remember the event by.  There are a number of different opinions on site

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The Quest for the Golden Seamstress

The Quest for the Golden Seamstress is a really unique SCA event held in the Midrealm every spring.  Most SCA events nowadays have the general structure of having various marshal activities all day (rapier, armored combat, archery, thrown weapons), alongside some A&S classes (Arts & Sciences), which wrap up with court, a feast, and then dancing.

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Leather Coronets

Last year, I was honored to donate my leatherworking skill to my local SCA group, the Barony of Cynnabar, by making our Baron and Baroness leather coronets (they provided cost of materials; I provided labor). Before getting into the beautiful photos that Ann took as I was making them, I want to say this: I happily

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