Category: livinghistory

Well, it’s been a long time since I&rsqu…

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Amongst other projects, here is a 1790’s Royal Navy midshipman’s coat I have made.

I have just finished binding this 1740’s…

I have just finished binding this 1740’s edition of A Treatise of The Operations of Surgery.

Borre Style Oval Fibula

Borre Style Oval Fibula

This is the new set of Borre style oval fibulas of my girl. They are made of bronze by Pærle-Smiðr. The’ll get setted up with som chains and glass beads and at least a knife.

Haithabu Glass Beads Necklace

Haithabu Glass Beads Necklace

This is the current state of my girl’s glass beads necklace. Like most of our recreations it is looselz based on the findings of Haithabu. The golden foil beads, the blue beam-eye beads, the white and blue ribbed beads and the rock crystal ball beads are made by Pærle-Smiðr. The brown ribbon beads and the disc beads are made by Kjersti Martinsdottir. The red brownish oval beads are made of tempered carnelian.

Full Armor Outfit

Full Armor Outfit

This is my current full armor outfit. The chainmal is made of punched and riveted rings. On top of it, I’m wearing a leather armor, which I made some years ago. It really needs an update. The helmet is a reconstruction of a vendel period helmet, loosely based on the Vendel 12 helmet. The sword is again my Hanwei Godfred.

Viking Jewelry

Vendel Period Helmet

Vendel Period Helmet

This is a very beautiful reconstruction of an norse helmet based on the findings in the vendel grave 1.

Longship Dragon Head

Longship Dragon Head

inspired by findings of an anglo-saxon boat of the late 4th or 5th century in the netherlands.

Charity shop find of the day. A blue and whit…

Charity shop find of the day.

A blue and white porcelain tea bowl.

It’s not 100% right but it will make for a lovely piece for my coffee house.

I’ve just painted this large white bowl …

I’ve just painted this large white bowl with a Delft style design of around the 1770’s.

It will serve as a punch bowl in my coffee house.

Currently looking at a few silver ladles on eBay which would finish this set off beautifully.

Your Servant,

Mr. Radford