Recreating a 500 year old helmet for our jousting tournament

2020 celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, the single largest and most expensive summit-meeting-cum-sporting-event of the sixteenth century, staged just south of Calais between King Henry VIII and the French King, Francis I. To celebrate this important anniversary, the Royal Armouries is commissioning a replica of a 500 year old…

Royal Armouries answering questions about jousting

Ahead of our annual International Jousting Tournament, we asked for your jousting and medieval tournament related questions. Our knight in residence (and Assistant Curator), Scot Hurst has all the answers. Where to find us: ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://blog.royalarmouries.org/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour.…

Sailor Rations – Stockfish Aboard Ship

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How to make unit standards that work - Historically Speaking

How to Make Unit Standards that Work

I recently wrote a post about the importance of unit standards and how they can really help to improve the quality of both your unit and the hobby as a whole.  But, I didn’t write about what should go into those unit standards.  So, here you go: Standards should be progressive and change with new research…

The importance of unit standards - Historically Speaking

The Importance of Unit Standards

It’s my personal opinion that one of the best things a unit can do to improve its overall quality, ease of participation, and professionalism is to establish some sort of unit standards.  I’ve seen unit standards range from lists of approved vendors, to uniform guides, to participation guidelines, to a complete set of all of…

Partyzant.pl

The store has replicas of historical uniforms and equipment from other manufacturers. The offer is addressed to history enthusiasts, reconstruction groups, film studios, theaters, museums and other entities that require historical uniforms faithfully reflecting the realities of the era from which they originate. Main page: partyzant.pl Facebook news: https://www.facebook.com/partyzantpl/

Civil War Reenactment - Sarah Lynn 1863

How to Get Started as a Lady Civil War Reenactor

How I Got Involved in Civil War Reenactment I’ve always been something of a Civil War geek. I’d seen Civil War reenactors in movies like Glory and North and South, but I always thought reenacting was something you had to go to school for (or at least have some sort of prior experience in) before you could participate.…

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Walhalla.com.pl

Polish group that connects crafting and selling reenactment accesories with organising living history events and also cooperation with museum and filmmakers as items provider. They are concerned with history from ancient Rome to II World War. Main website: http://www.walhalla.com.pl Facebook news: https://www.facebook.com/Walhallacompl Shop: http://www.walhalla.com.pl/sklep/

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Fort Military Institute

Uniforms, military costumes, army equipment. Focused on US Army: both WW2 an modern. https://sklep.fort-mil.com

Viking Garments for Women - Battle Merchant

How to Get Started With Historical Reenacting

Have you often wondered what it might have been like to actually live in the past? Historical reenacting gives you that chance. Becoming a historical re-enactor requires an unquenchable thirst for history and abiding patience with uncomfortable accommodations and ridiculous outfits. Short of actually traveling back in time, however, there is no better way to…

Kvetun Armoury Easton Sabre Mark III - Schola Gladiatoria

Kvetun Armoury Easton Sabre Mark III – Orders Now Open

Kvetun Armoury Easton Sabre Mark III – Orders Now Open! https://www.facebook.com/kvetun/ https://kvetun-armoury.com/ Email orders: kvetun.eu@gmail.com Article on Easton Antique Arms: http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/antique-swords-uk/articles/1864practiceswords/

Willow basket - Loricamos

Loricamos – Historical Replicas Workshop

Polish producer of willow work, basketery, fabric and camp equipment. Wesite: loricamos.vizz.pl Email: office@loricamos.pl

13 Secrets of Historical Reenactors

While time travel might be impossible (so far), historical reenactors say their hobby is the next best thing. But what’s it really like to take part in a Revolutionary War battle or to live in a Viking village? How—or why—does one get started as a reenactor? And really, aren’t those shoes uncomfortable? Mental_floss spoke with…

best practices for reenactors

Best Practices for Reenactors

I like to think that I tend to hang out with a pretty on-the-ball group of reenactors, no matter what period I’m doing.  This hobby means a lot to me, and I’m always trying to help new reenactors start out on the right foot, and good reenactors to become even better reenactors.  With that in…

The Silk Road crossed by Marco Polo

Silk in the Early Medieval: History of the silk

In our article series we would like to add some points about the usage of silk textiles in the Early Medieval and in the Early Medieval reenactment. On our first article we check some interesting things about the origin of the material, and how it bacame the most desired luxury fabric in the world’s history.…

Armet helmet - R. k. Steel Craft

R. k. Steel Crafts

R. k. Steel Crafts is a manufacturer and exporter of armours, helmets, and gauntlets from India. rksteelcrafts.in 62, Fita Rd, Kamal Colony, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh 247001 +91- 9410821496 info@rksteelcrafts.in, rksteelcrafts@gmail.com

Tunic - Living History Crafts

Living History Crafts

I’m doing reenactment goodies, mainly carolingian, but also viking & byzantine. Clothes & armors, sometimes weapons, mainly based on archaeological findings. Sometimes, I show to my followers archaeological sources and I do some researches. Facebook: Living History Crafts

Napoleonic - McFarthingbowl

McFarthingbowl’s re-enactment shop

We are supplier of multiperiod reproductions from the Roman era to the Second World War. You can find our products in our webshop, or visit our shop in Ravels, Belgium. We are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 17. (address: Peelsestraat 28c, 2380 Ravels) Link: www.re-enactmentshop.com Mail: info@re-enactmentshop.com Phone number: 0032-(014) 435 735…

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Battle-Merchant

Battle-Merchant, store for reenactment and LARP, is on the battlefield since 2002. We supply history, from ancient Greek to late medieval, from decoration to full contact battle. We have more than 6000 products in stock, shipping worldwide. Browse through all kinds of living history and reenactment equipment like chain mail, swords, helmets, armour, mead, drinking…

Celtic WebMerchant

Celtic WebMerchant

Celtic WebMerchant VOF is an international retailer and wholesaler of historical reproductions and replicas for Living History, re-enactment, education and LARP. With an assortment of 15.000 items we are world’s one-stop history supplier. Website: www.celticwebmerchant.com E-mail address: info@celticwebmerchant.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticwebmerchant/

Annie the Pedlar - Market

Annie the Pedlar

Annie the Pedlar sells the small things needed for Tudor life. Braids, ties, buttons, brass hooks and aiglets, bags and baskets, toys and games, hats and coifs, ruffs and falling bands. She can also travel through time to make costumes and accessories from any era. Website: www.anniethepedlar.com Email: annie@anniethepedlar.com

Sidesword everett - Armour Class

Armour Class

Iain Bowden, swordsmith at Armour Class, started the company in Glasgow, Scotland over 20 years ago and produces swords and matching leather work for re-enactment, HEMA, museums, films and collections. Swords are made of EN45 and manufactured in Scotland. Official website: http://www.armourclass.co.uk/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArmourClassSwords/ Tel.: +44-(0)-0141-951-2262 Email: enquiries@swordsmiths.co.uk

Vesna Crafts Veronika Tabáková

Vesna Crafts

Vesna – young woman with passion for history. Production of historical costumes and accessories, especially for ancient and early medieval times is her full time job. Also her free time is dedicated to the historical reenactment. Her favourite productions are caps and Slavs‘ and Nomads‘ costumes. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vesnacrafts/ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Vesnacrafts?ref=seller-platform-mcnav Email: vesna.crafts@gmail.com

Viking Merchans

Viking Merchants

Manufacturer of Viking shoes and boots. Facebook: Viking Merchants Instagram: Viking Merchants Etsy: Viking Merchants Email: hevikingmerchants@gmail.com

Leatherland

Leatherland

Leatherland offers sheep’, deers’, small cows’ and goats’ leather. Products is well-stocked, does’t stink and doesn’t loose it’s hair. Manufacturer offers a wide range od different size and colors leather. Facebook: Leatherland Email: maciekfula@yahoo.pl

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Pewter Replicas

Steve Millingham makes a wide range of pewter replicas from the Medieval and Tudor periods: spoons, pilgrim badges, jewellery, chains of office and collars. Website: www.pewterreplicas.com. Email: sm@pewterreplicas.co.uk

Kazar bazar

Kazár Bazár

Kazár Bazár is supplier of medieval patterned silk products. Our main aim is to reconstruct Early Medieval silk patterns what are suitable for garment reconstruction in the reeanctment or for musem display. Henceforth Kazár Bazár provides othes merchandise, such as chainmail products, helmets or custom made pouches. The website gives place for a know-how blog…

Vehi Mercatus

Vehi Mercatus

Vehi Mercatus a source for medieval reenactment. Based in Bavaria, we provide high quality garb, accessories and equipment for the medieval camp. You can find us online at our own online store vehi-mercatus.de or at many markets and camps throughout Germany and Austria with our sales booth.

Knight tent, ReenactmentMarket

Reenactment Market

We are supplier, importer and manufacturer of historical goods, craft and handmade products for historical reenactment, larping, camping. We work with dozens of craftsmen and suppliers from Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine and other countries. We also have our own historical workshop Faktoria Historia. www.ReenactmentMarket.com

Thick viking bracelet with dragon head, Viking Emporium

Viking Emporium

We are manufacturer and supplier of viking age replicas and craft products for viking reenactment. Our company and manufactory is located in south-east Poland. Our mission it to offer the best quality and historical products. http://vikingemporium.com

Geteld Longtent TentCraft

TentCraft

Tents & Camping Equipment made in Poland. We produce tents in our manufactury and we are supplier of other polish tent manufactures. http://tentcraft.pl phone: + 48 501 298 398 email: tentcraft@tentcraft.pl https://www.facebook.com/TentCraftpl

Khukri knive, Khukriwala Handicrafts

Khukriwala Handicrafts

We are the manufacturer and exporter of swords, daggers , knives, marine instruments, armors, bayonets, chain mails, shields, walking sticks, helmets, battles axes, chain mails, bone jewelry, etc. We are third generation in this business. We produce combat as well as ceremonial swords. Also, we produce medieval, Roman, Celtic, Viking, French, German items etc. Mobile:…

Bractwo Rycerskie herbu Prus

Knights’ Brotherhood of Prus Coat of Arms from Poznań

We are recreating the Knight’s Brotherhood of Prus Coat of Arms from the Grunwald period, ca 1410 AD. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bractwoprus/

Brotherhood of Warriors “Kruki”

Brotherhood of Warriors “Kruki” (eng. „Ravens”), or simply Kruki or BWK, is an early-medieval reenactment organisation reconstructing the life and past-times of the peoples who lived in and around the Scandinavian and Slavic lands- from the time of the Lindisfarne raid to the battle of Hastings. Its membersportray vikings, normans, ruthenians, slavs and more, focusing…

Vectir – HEMA club

Vectir is HEMA club located In Mysłowice, Poland. We are mosty focused on langes messer, long sword and spear based on teachings of late-medieval fencing masters like Johannes Liechtenauer, Johannes Lecküchner or Peter von Danzig. Every year we run fencing event: ŚKUNKS (Śląskie Konfrontacje Utraconych Nauk Kunsztu Szermierczego – The Silesian Confrontations of Lost Fencing…