Category: medieval

When @maenadscraft take care of the the pitcur…

When @maenadscraft take care of the the pitcure <3

i visited the Hungarian national Museum last M…

i visited the Hungarian national Museum last March.

More pict : https://www.facebook.com/borghild.haraddottir/media_set?set=a.1794202297309654.1073741977.100001597048875&type=3

The “ Gardiens du fleuve” in october organized…

The “ Gardiens du fleuve” in october organized a private camp in Switzerland mountain.
Amazing moment we had, sun, hapiness and snow !

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so m…

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so much to do so little time. Hopefully two weeks is enough time to see Norway, Sweden and maybe Denmark.

Heres a photo of me at the @vikingvalley.no Festival a beautiful place called Gudvangen where babies raise their cups to the roar of “skål!!” Where everyone crafts, from jewelry to wood working, Nålbinding to black smithing, truly the most inspiring place i have ever visited, so close to the sky you can almost shout up to the gods on top the mountain.

Chase your dreams, for they wont chase you.

#gudvangen #reenactment #viking #heathen #crafter #vikinkgship #norway #scandinavia #vikingvalley #vikingage #history #medieval #fjord #inspiration #mountains #nature #gods #odin

Really appreciate everyones patience and under…

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Really appreciate everyones patience and understanding that artisan made items take time to create, leather in a lot of ways is very unforgiving a single miss strike of the hammer or hell even a too long finger nail gently touching the wet surface can ruin the thing before its dried and cured. I work as fast as i humanely can with 6 years of professional leather work under my belt. So i think the next time i get a complaint for taking to long i will challenge the person to make the item faster then me and just as nice haha hell i would probably offer them a job if they were able to do it!

#leather #leatherwork #lykos #medieval #medievalbelt #norse #ringbelt #garb #vikinggarb #handmade #handcrafted #buyheathenmade

Officially back from our weekend event, unpack…

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Officially back from our weekend event, unpacked and orders are now flying out the door again! I wanted to share a bit of the madness of events this was a Slow day right before jousting but it was such a fun event as always. Some highlights for me at the @sonora_celtic_faire is always Welsh cakes, Meat pies and the real jousting/mele is always a treat.

#jousting #mele #combat #medieval #medievalcombat #celtic #celticaire #renfaire #renaissancefestival #renaissance #viking

Our faire season starts tomorrow! The Lykos Le…

Our faire season starts tomorrow! The Lykos Leather booth will be up at the edge of spring celtic festival in Auburn CA then next week Nornewoven and i will be set up at one of of my favorre events the @sonora_celtic_faire and we will be open from friday to sunday! Come out say hello drink some mead with us and see our wares in person!

#joust #medieval #viking #pagan #heathen #celtic #renaissancefestival #renaissance

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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You know what’s awesome?

Getting an email from a French museum curator with documents supporting a previously unknown armour type in the 11thC for a reconstruction.

And now the long journey of translations from French to English begins….

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Kingdom come deliverance, rant

So some people are having issues with KCD, I am one of them, in the second location of Talmberg, the trader wouldn’t come out of the damn grainery for me to buy a lock pick off of, so I ended up jumping on my horse and slipping through the chains of the drawbridge to escape.

The combat is a little clunky, but the biggest offender is the archery.

Now to put my woes into perspective, the main character’s name is Henry, son of the master blacksmith Martin, a blacksmithing apprentice himself. Now I don’t know about you, but in 15thC Europe a blacksmith would be fairly well built, strong enough to draw a bow, on top of that King Charles of Bohemia decreed that, much like England, peasants familiarise themselves with the longbow for obvious reasons.

Now Henry, who is between 17-22 years old, son of a master blacksmith and apprentice blacksmith himself, who by law would’ve had to practice with a longbow…

draws his longbow like an epileptic having a seizure, I spent the better half of 2 minutes trying to hit a full grown Hare from 10m away and Henry the invalid is throwing his arms around like he’s at a fucking rave.

That is one of the few gripes I have with this game that really

Really

Break the immersion of this otherwise wonderful game.