I submit this (these) photos of myself in various form, from various centuries. Much thanks to my lovely niece, RoseAnne Steele and her badass digi-camera-thingamajig. Here's a few shots of 'bad-assery 101'........Chris
If I look like I'm in pain, you are totally correct. I'm wearing a pair of knee-high Harley-D boots that have yet to be broken-in. Despite the fact that it was 80-ish degrees, I'm wearing full plate, and I need to find the men's room.....I'm good! .....Chris
Thank you! I've been an arms and armour collector for many years, and while my budget won't really allow me to get really 'high-end' pieces, I feel that I've done rather well. All of the weapons that I own are as 'real' as real can be. All of my armour is of modern-day quality....it won't stop a bullet, but it'll damn well shrug off a sword slash---and probably even a thrust. ***I like to think of myself as an ancient-old person who has been thrust through time,only to have to deal with modern-day bung-holes who can't see beyond their I-pads and all of that other techno-geek bulls***. Give me a piece of flint and a hard blade...I can make fire. Give me the hard blade....I can hunt and eat. Give me the hide of the animal....I can wear clothes. Give me clothes...an' I can git all jiggy wi'dit, dawg. .........Chris
Huh, I might've run into at Scarborough last year. I remember a few guys walking around in full/almost full plate.
I'm actually gong to put together a nice looking ensemble this coming season when I go. Also hope to walk away with a Valiant Armory sword or two from that one sword shop (not legacy forge and not angel sword...can't remember it's name).
Glad to see there's more fellow Texans on the forum! There can never be too few of us !
It's very possible that we could have crossed paths. We only came for Sunday. We usually make a weekend out of it, but my wife required an electric buggy (at the time) and there wasn't one available Saturday. We didn't even stay 'till closing time. I had on a pair of high boots that weren't fully broken-in, and my feet were KILLING ME. I spent a good deal of time at the sword and armor shops. Next year I will be wearing my mail with some light plate....sort of a mish-mash mercenary/man-at-arms type kit....IF (and it's a BIG 'IF') we can afford to go.
If I look like I'm in pain, you are totally correct. I'm wearing a pair of knee-high Harley-D boots that have yet to be broken-in. Despite the fact that it was 80-ish degrees, I'm wearing full plate, and I need to find the men's room.....I'm good! (rofl) .....Chris
The boot issue reminded me of an event some decades back. To celebrate some Civil War anniversary a large number or re-enactors gathered from several states for a three day event. I am not a re-enactor but was tasked to the event as a medic. Those dumbass civilians were trying to relive a life they only knew from books. YouTube and such wasn’t around at that time. Those guys didn’t need an adversary as they were about as much danger to themselves as any enemy would have been. They did everything from falling on their bayonet to burn themselves with the campfire. One dumb ass received a severe burn when pouring powder down the bore of his recently fired musket. I learned contrary to what one may gather form the movies you don’t pour powder from a flask down a musket. I saw the result of that back in the ‘50s. The fellow who taught me had lost fingers and was still in bandages. What I remember most were the hamburger feet. Many lacked the proper foot wear and borrowed for the event, or had just purchased a pair. Not the thing to do. The army taught me a quick way to break in boots (shoes) but these guys knew nothing of the method. The trick is to wet them down. Wet them down doesn’t mean to sprinkle a few drops of water on them. WET. Then put them on. And there they stay until naturally dry. After which they are moulded to you. Grease, polish, or other softeners can then be applied.
Sorry, I got off on some tangent and forget to compliment you on your kits. Nice.
I'm an old Texas boot-wearer. I know the 'soak 'em down-walk 'em dry' method very well. I thought I had done that. Turns out I should have done it a second or third time. I plan on much more comfortable footwear in the future. And, thanks for the comps.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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