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Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Tips for Becoming a Better Swordsman – Keep a Diary

Originally posted on Grauenwolf's Study of Western Martial Arts:
One of the easiest ways to imped one’s progress as a fencer is to relearn the same lesson over and over again. As both students and teachers, you’ve all probably seen this scene play out numerous times. Through careful instruction and attentive drilling for several…

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Staying In Persona: An SCA Dilemma?

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
This is an abstract from “A Miscellany,”a legendary work in the Society, produced by the equally legendary Duke Cariadoc of the Bow. See below for a link and information on acquiring a copy. The Little Things by Cariadoc of the Bow [Giata has inserted her Italian persona suggestions in…

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Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Back to basics

Originally posted on wilhelmszabel:
I recently posted about developing a prototype for a medieval frame saw or bow saw. I was successful in creating a wooden frame that would hold a saw blade, but I was dissatisfied in the excessive bulk and weight of the frame, and when I went back to compare the finished…

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Solo-braider tutorial for the Nun’s letterbraid

Originally posted on Loop Braiding:
This is a video-based tutorial on my workaround method for braiding the ten-loop Nun’s Book letterbraid* as a solo braider. I learned the traditional method from Noémi Speiser and Joy Boutrup’s Instructions for Letter Braids in 17th Century Manuscripts*, which describes how the braid would be made by two braiders…

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Problematic Historicism

Originally posted on The C is For Creative:
Be aware, the following could be deemed a little offensive. But if you read through to the end, I hope you’ll see my point, and I hope you, too, will try a little harder. I’ve been mulling over this subject for a long time but haven’t really found the…

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An Demo planners article

A good article with some nice ideas for organizing a demo.   http://honorbeforevictory.com/organizing-sca-recruitment-events-preparations-printables-and-people/

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Italian Renaissance Font

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
I found this and *had* to share it for all those who would like historically accurate font types. Reblogged from: http://www.pia-frauss.de/fonts/st.htm#pd “This font is based on the handwriting of Giovanni Borgia/Joan Borja, duke of Gandia, who was the son of a pope and the grandfather of a saint, member…

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Basset, anyone?

Originally posted on Folger Theatre Production Diary:
Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the…

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