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by ForgeCorvus
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:10 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Coinage
Replies: 27
Views: 15654

Re: Coinage

Tom_Ranger, I don't find using the dollar coins strange. They are used often by myself and others at Old West reenactment events. actually it makes a lot of sense, when I was in high school I went to a LARP where they had an in character market but you had to swap real money for "coin of the r...
by ForgeCorvus
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dúnedain Settlements OUTSIDE the Angle?
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Dúnedain Settlements OUTSIDE the Angle?

caedmon wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:12 pm Wait. The Dunedain settled in the Angle... So they're Anglish? :|
Anglians.


I should know, I'm an East Anglian
by ForgeCorvus
Sun Jan 08, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: Modern Camo Hunting Cloak
Replies: 13
Views: 1574

Re: Modern Camo Hunting Cloak

I like your use of old technology in the modern day; it's something I do all the time, although not really for specific functions. In my case, I know that in the great depression children often wore potato and flour sacks for clothes and had no soks because it all wore out and they had nothing else...
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:17 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: A Viking in Winter
Replies: 6
Views: 976

A Viking in Winter

Just thought I'd share a link........ I'm not sure its in the right place though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGuO3ulu-JI


I've watched a few of this guy's vids
by ForgeCorvus
Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: MERS Fall 2022 Trek Recap
Replies: 19
Views: 3135

Re: MERS Fall 2022 Trek Recap

"A Beorning, a Gondorian and a Ranger........" Did you miss ".......Walk into a tavern" off that statement perchance?
by ForgeCorvus
Wed Dec 28, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Breelander Pillbox hat
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Breelander Pillbox hat

Cimrandir:
Make the lining first and start with the browband.
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A possibly needless question about Orcs
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: A possibly needless question about Orcs

I suppose being 'nice' is seen as weakness in Orc culture, and weaklings are to be despised, victimised and obliterated. It all comes down to Nature verses Nurture, are Orcs taught "at their mother's knee" to be amoral sadists, bullies and ultra-violent psychopaths or are they spawned that...
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 472
Views: 216094

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Tom_Ranger wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:20 pm Those are great. I like the dark forest; I think I will have to make it my background image on my desktop.
I too would like 'Mirkwood' as my desktop........ Any objections Iodo?
by ForgeCorvus
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Leather Roman pack from the Comacchio Shipwreck
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Leather Roman pack from the Comacchio Shipwreck

Thats not that far away from an 'Envelope' knapsack, those are a squared off piece of leather (or cheap canvas if you're British!) with straps and a couple of big pockets to help keep it all organised (and make them look all military and uniform).

Like the style a lot
by ForgeCorvus
Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Some LOTR inspired leather goods.
Replies: 23
Views: 25214

Re: Some LOTR inspired leather goods.

Cimrandir wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:06 pm Because it’s a bot. Rare but not unheard of. Older style forums like MERF can attract them.
Cast it into the fire!!
by ForgeCorvus
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Grommets Leathercraft strider glove
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Grommets Leathercraft strider glove

Does the vambrace impede the wrist ?
by ForgeCorvus
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Traveling Dwarven persona and pack ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Traveling Dwarven persona and pack ideas

British WWII webbing was made from hemp canvas. I have the '44 pattern pack that my Dad bought surplus during his Royal Navy service, so that would of been after '53. He used it as luggage and later for tools, we also used it as a tool bag for most of my youth.... So it had a hard life for forty odd...
by ForgeCorvus
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Traveling Dwarven persona and pack ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Traveling Dwarven persona and pack ideas

May I suggest pine, ash, larch, chestnut, linden, alder or walnut as lighter woods then oak.
I'm assuming you want to carry your pack rather then curse it.

Other then that I'll await your vision of a pack...... If only to steal the best parts for my own :D
by ForgeCorvus
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dúnedain Settlements OUTSIDE the Angle?
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Dúnedain Settlements OUTSIDE the Angle?

I've always assumed that the Dunedain were basically two interdependent groups, I think of them as Steaders and Wanderers. Steaders are those who live in small settlements or semi-fortified homesteads scattered over the Angle and other areas that all commonly patrolled. They offer respite and resupp...
by ForgeCorvus
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Leather Wrap Gaunlets.
Replies: 31
Views: 2227

Re: Leather Wrap Gaunlets.

Good threads are like Rangers, they wander all over the place but do get back to where they belong. I think I'll forego the gauntlet knife. Definitely more rogue/assassin and not what I'm going for. Perhaps a small boot knife to give me an option off the belt. At what point do you carry too many kni...