Category: celtic

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So I went to Mjolner Bar and restaurant tonight in Melbourne and you’ll never guess what they have on their wall.

A sword from the late 10th to early 11th Century. Got some pretty good photos and would highly recommend the Bar itself for its fantastic aesthetic.

Plus some photos me and my mate took of the 15kg Scotch filled “Mjolnir”

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Various stages of in “full kit”

I need a new mail shirt though because this one is about 18kg of all round riveted rings. Instead of having 4:1 solid.

Decided to put everything on because the on season is coming up and I need to see if I have to alter anything.

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Excited archery noises

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Thought I’d upload the actual video as well, quality is better than on YouTube

My Father’s finished axe on the right. I bough…

My Father’s finished axe on the right.
I bought the head from a friend of mine Ulf Eriksson, a Swedish Australian blacksmith who has an Etsy store here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheStrikingVikingAU?ref=s2-header-shopname

For most of my sharp stuff I go to him, with the exception of my sharp sword and spear as he doesn’t do those…yet…

He made my seax and my axe seen on the left.

Maybe one day I’ll be able to convince him to make a langseax like the one I use in combat.

I found this at the Abbey tournament, unfortun…

I found this at the Abbey tournament, unfortunately $540 is way too much for a helmet right now.

Detail shot show casing some of my leather wor…

Detail shot show casing some of my leather work Ox tankard and traditional inspired tankard strap with a viking age replica buckle. You can get these products at www.lykosleather.com

Comment below what your favorite item to bring to viking/renaissance festivals is!

Photo of the lovely @kelseymarieschwarz

#viking #pagan #heathen #asatru #knotwork #celtic #reenactment #lotr #got #honoryourroots #heathenmade #replica #history #garbvikinggarb #renaissancefestival #renaissancefaire

Check out this detail shot of my leather work,…

Check out this detail shot of my leather work, including Yggdrasil belt kit with bag and rune pouch modeled by @northernaesthetic also some lovely products from @midgaarb @thewickedgriffin and @loitsutar

#leatherwork #leather #heathen #viking #vikingboats #musesum #history #yggdrasil #knotwork #celtic #pagan

Throwback to Norway, hanging out the lovely @n…

Throwback to Norway, hanging out the lovely @nornewoven on this hand crafted replica viking boat, the craftsmanship is just purely stunning!
How many of you all would travel in a viking boat if you could?

#viking #garb #tradition #honoryourroots #honoryourancestors #beardlife #braids #celtic #norse #pagan #heathen #vikingship #reenactor #livinghistory

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I feel I may have made a mistake…

So, for those who’ve known my blog for a while, you know that I’m an archer.

For those who didn’t, there you go.

My mistake might have been that I just bought 12 carbon arrows with screw points from eBay for cheap with free shipping. Like a dozen for maybe AU$26.

My next mistake was, I bought some larp arrow tips, like the big foam ones not the golf ball ones, for about AU$45-50 with free shipping.

I can’t remember the exact amount off the top of my head, but the point is that if they all fit into each other, I’ll have subverted the 6 for $80 larp arrow problem.

The reason I’m getting this shit is because, I went to the Armidale gathering this year at the end of March, it’s held in a pine forest, now as a reenactor Ive currently only got access to padded javelins as a ranged weapon, however if I can get enough people ok with me using these arrows in combat, while using the same rule set for Non-combatant peltasts, I can make a significant difference to my side, more so than with just a sword and shield.

So stay tuned.