Yesterdays school program.

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    Once again the local highschool is covering Beowulf, King Arthur and The Canterbury Tales and I was called upon to give another presentation. This time around I was fortunate to have my friend Gregs assistance, something I was very grateful for. Throughout the course of another eight hour day in armor, we gave seven one-hour presentations and lectured to over six hundred students. We were also assisted by my wife Dorathea and Gregs lady Linda, both of whom spent the day in period dress. I thought I'd share some photos.

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    Nice :) Are Greg's gloves real chainmail, or costuming pieces?

    FYI I've now got braise and hose, next on the shopping list is period shoes. Skinny legs, hose, and giant steelcapped boots don't really look that great as a combo hahaha.

    And I'm sure with 2 live swords you guys were moving very slowly :D
     
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    Thanks.

    Gregs gloves are made from butted stainless mail and are made by Windlass Steelcrafts and sold through Museum Replicas and other distributors.

    Cool about the braies and hose. Greg got his pair of Peter Pan shoes just in time for this program. :)

    Yes, the swords are sharp. (I hate the term "live") As such, there was no real contact between us, just a lot of slow-motion positioning of weapons and bodies to illustrate the point being made.
     
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    I like this one the best from those choices.
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    A rather nice generic design with a toe that isn't too pointy. The only thing I don't care for on the shoes I bought from Revival Clothing is the toe is a bit pointier than I'd like. For earlier periods like the 11th century a more rounded toe looks better.