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Love this photo from @jadowns_ one of the most…

Love this photo from @jadowns_ one of the most bad ass shieldmaidens on here if you ask me, wearing mjolnir, belt and iron age warcuffs from my www.lykosleather.com shop

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Update on the gambeson, I forgot how tedious t…

Update on the gambeson, I forgot how tedious this shit is, like properly tedious.

However, the back is done, tomorrow I’ll stitch some of the front, then I can stitch the outer shell onto it before starting on making sleeves.

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Today training went back

Oh good god I forgot how heavy my chainmail is, why is my shield so heavy? It never used to be that heavy?

I also got my first Dane axe lesson today should be fun

I have to trim the aventail on my helmet as it keeps catching on my Hauberk

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A new gambeson

I’m starting the gambeson making process, not a historically accurate one, well as historically accurate as for my time period as possible as there aren’t any finds/depictions for the latter half of the Viking era.

It’s basically going to be a short sleeved padded tunic, going for simplicity over beauty, after all its going to be hidden under my mail.

I might change the design to be a jacket front so I can get in and out of it quickly because, well…Australia is hot.

So here’s the first photo dump.

I’m using wool felt underlay as the padding as it’s dense and can be stitched relatively easily, many people in my club use this or old woollen blankets as padding due to ease of access to materials.

And that’s when you decide the universe is tel…

And that’s when you decide the universe is telling you you’ve done your practice for the day…

Working on making a buckler because why not.

Working on making a buckler because why not.

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I’m having withdrawals from dressing up in my kit…

All I want to do is do viking shit with my viking friends ffs, playing mount and Blade has not been a good influence on this mood, now all I want to do is pull on my chainmail, lamellar, sword, and spar with my friends.

Why does Australia have to have 36c 85% humidity days?

You know, as an archer, the most frustrating t…

You know, as an archer, the most frustrating thing is not being able to find your fletching kit after you’ve moved house and want to be productive.

I now have six bare arrows that I’ve made, and now all I have to do is fletch them, but do you think I can find the bloody feathers? Nope.avi

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Viking longboats… sorta

So….

Apparently there’s a shipwrights in south Australia that make Norwegian Faerings….

Apparently they only cost $2500 for the boat materials pre-cut and $250 for the plans…

Even more interesting, the boat can be completed in 200hrs…

Interesting……

First look at my Dane Axe, it’ll be done Chris…

First look at my Dane Axe, it’ll be done Christmas, between that, my new boots coming yesterday, and my new sword coming just after Christmas, I’m set for the Armidale Gathering in March.