15th C. Kit.
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15th C. Milanese Harness
Here are some more pictures of my new harness. I'll eventually add
chainmaille sabatons to the greaves. They will attach by a series
of holes on the bottom of the greave 1/2" apart, and will be held
in place by the spurs and a second strip of leather under the balls of
my feet.

With sword and dagger. A rondel dagger with a riding sword with a blade capable of both cutting and thrusting.

Viking Bed
The center slat in the bed is longer, and has a peg in it to keep the bed from separating. There are four or more slats that don't protrude through the sides.
picture #3
This particular piece is a horseman's pick/axe custom-made by Christopher Poore to match my mace and flail.
13th C. sword scabbard and fittings.
This shows the process of reproducing the scabbard and belt fittings shown on Oakeshott's "Archeaology of Weapons". The pieces have been cut, and the lacing is next.
The other side. Notice the complete coverage of the left shoulder and elbow. Also notice the "raised" helm.
13th C. scabbard construction.
Lacing the deer skin up the back side.
picture #5
Side view. Notice the "kickstand" on the side to hold the visor up. Also notice the intersection between the helm and the breastplate. I attached these "temporary" straps to fit the helm, but now that I've made the jeweled brass tips (it's glued on in these pictures) and have some of le Brassy's trefoil eyelets, I am going redo them. I attached the straps INSIDE the helm, since the original, which no longer has straps attached, shows armours' marks in between the rivets. James Gillespie, who made the helm, insists they go on the outside, which would hold the helm tighter to the breasteplate. I may hold off until September, as he is going to Churburg Castle the last week of August.
15th C. plate.
With sword and dagger. The sword is a cut and thrust blade, and the dagger is a rondel.
Notice the way the brass tip on the helm is picked up in the riding swordbelt. If I use le Brassy's trefoil eyelets on the straps as well, when I wear my spadone (arming sword) with the trefoil buckle, chape and eyelets it should tie everything in. I don't have a matching scabbard yet for MY triangular bladed rondel dagger. I am holding Patty's in the other pictures.
16th C. German Knight
At the Kentucky Horse Park, September 2001, Joe is riding Blue.
13th C. sword scabbard construction.
Scabbard leather is glued but not stitched, and the red deer belt is partially stitched.
I'm wearing my old 14th C. harness.
15th C. Footsoldier
Mustering from his pavilion, a 15th C. footsoldier runs to his position armed with a lucerne hammer. He is wearing thigh-high boots, cuisses of steel, full arms, a riveted maille hauberk and an open-faced salade.
13th C. sword scabbard construction.
The leather is now basically done, I only need the fittings (stiffeners, eyelets, buckle and tip) of brass, plus I will probably acid-etch a brass/silver plate with my coat-of-arms on the bottom strap. I will also dye the belt chocolate brown to match the scabbard.