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Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:32 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Hi all,

I am working on a small diorama or group of figures based on the VM029 set and here you can see the work so far. Next will be added some weathering and some good ground work.


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Hospitaller master
hospitaller resting 1
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hospitaller resting 4
hospitaller resting 5
hospitaller banner carrier


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:03 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

You like hospitalers, do you? They are great!
I have two at my reenactment group. Maybe I'll show you some pictures if you want?

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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:00 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Hi Steven,

Yes please upload some in the gallery. For reentactment I have to date a Great Helmet and also a one and half handed great sword. But with sharp edges so most likely not for fighting. You can actuallt cleve a pigs head in one blow. Bought it from Albion

Albion Squire Sword


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:11 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

If you look for sword or weapons look here, the best blacksmith at the szene:
http://www.fabri-armorum.com/english/

I have all my wealons bought at Carell, one of his blacksmiths travelling around germany. I have an Ckub (morningstar), a saracenesword and a 1 1/2 handed sword. Great weapons. Btw. did you know that there wasn't any sharp swords during the crusades? They were only ahrp at the end, the top, to try to open the chainmail. Otherwise they only broke bones and destroy muscles because of the chainmail. Like to today the butchers wear chainmail so they doesn't hurt themselves wit their sharp knives.

If you look for furniture or normal Objects at the camp and so on, browse this:
http://www.kayserstuhl.de/

I will upload some pictures at the gallerie "Reencatment"

If you want to see some pictures of us or videos, visit this:
http://freie-k-ritterschaft.forumieren.com/portal.htm

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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:08 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Well actually I did not know, did think that they had sharp blades as this would be great for breaking bones as well as cutting the heads of prisoners


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:11 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Just found this:

From the eleventh century Norman swords begin to develop the hawks or the cross. During the Crusades of the twelfth century (the XIII) this type is stable cruciform, with variations only affect the shape of the pommel. These swords were designed as cutting weapons, although effective points were becoming common to counter improvements in armor.


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:45 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

but imagine a swordfight. Sword against sword. The blades would be destroyed within minutes if they were sharpened. Try to hit your kitschenknife with something made of steel and see what happens

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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:00 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Could we agree that they had rounded edges . I am not the expert I just think that some swords were for stabbing and others for cutting.

PS Just destroyed my two best kitchen knifes


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:27 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

oh I am really sorry about your knifes
But lets say, before they invent the chainmail, they used sharp knives, after lots of knight used chainmail, they changed the blades. So we both win


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RE: Hospitaller Knights resting

in What are you working on? Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:48 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Nothing better then a win It gives a lot of sence.


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