Category: Viking

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The first round of fights have started, here’s the English link

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Update on the knife, handle is coming to shape, I’d like to make it thinner from the guard back about an inch or so including the guard, but it’s slow going with hand tools.

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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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Started some arrows for tomorrow’s school demonstration.

I’ve already got 4 made up for armour piercing purposes, but I intend on making several that are just target points for regular shooting

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

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Managed to take a video of me shooting today, needed to send it to the bowyer so he could see it in action.

Link to the video:

https://youtu.be/GB_816uNv9o

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Shot process form checks, figured I’d upload them here as people use them to help draw archers.

I need to keep my elbow higher on lock at the end of my draw, that way my shoulders take the majority of the weight as opposed to my arms.

I’m not the fittest, around the middle so yeah bit overweight, but that’s not the point here.

For those interested, bow is Hereby/Ballinderry style, made of Australian Pink Ash, and is 85#@30"

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Made it to full 30" tonight, now I’ve just got to work on consistently reaching that draw with an arrow on the string.