Plunge, or churning staff

There are a couple of folks in the “Unofficial Heraldry Chat” group for the SCA who regularly post “not yet registered” things they’ve found in period armory. Recently, they posted the actual working part of a butter churn — not the tub, with which I think most people are familiar, but the thing inside that […]

Chatelaine – with cords (the kit, cont.)

Well, I finished up the cords for my chatelaine kit, which Otoshi over at High Plains Ironworks made for me. I used a lucet to make these cords out of doubled cotton thread, and they’re attached to the master ring with halyard shackle knots. I haven’t found an appropriate piece of grain/seed head/whatnot to put […]

More Kit Progress – Chatelaine, cont.

Otoshi over at High Plains Ironworks finished my chatelaine pieces and I just got them in the mail — huzzah! So, in my earlier post, I’d mentioned in a footnote that I wanted to look through collections of Anglo-Saxon wills and see if anyone left anything that seemed like it could be a chatelaine to […]