Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas!

The arming jacket arrived today - the leg and arm harnesses much more comfortably now. Only thing is the mail haubergeon doesn't fit over it. It was a tight fit to begin with, and the arming jacket is padded. I'll just use the mail for the display stand. The jacket is pretty impressively constructed - it has tying points with brass tips.
I may add another leather tab on each leg harness as there's plenty of ties. There's currently only one tie-off point on the front center of the legs. One on the outside would help distribute the weight better.
Several more gratuitous shots while my wife was still willing to take them. I kept interrupting her in the kitchen while she was preparing a Christmas Eve meal. Besides taking the pictures, I needed her to tie off the arm harness and the back straps for the breastplate.
Breaking a bit of sweat while getting in the armor, my wife laughed at the thought of me wearing it in the summer.
The kit is pretty much done now. The only things I could add are sabatons, a haubergeon that fits over the arming jacket, and maybe some padded chausses.
So much for now - Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

43 comments:

  1. Excellent!!! Now who you gonna pick a fight with??? Have a great Christmas!!!

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    1. Thanks, Ray! We'll I definitely don't plan on getting into the Battle of the Nations. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  2. Absolutely fantastic Dean! Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank ye kindly, good, Sir! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. Merry Christmas, Dean!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the series of posts as you transformed from a mere wargamer into a fearsome knight. Is a trusty steed your encore for 2016?

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    1. Warmest Regards, Jonathon. Only God knows what is in store for 2016. I hope I can continue to enjoy posting good cheer here for all of you. Merry Christmas!

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  4. I always enjoy your blog - Merry Christmas to you and your family Dean!

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    1. Thanks Brent! A very Merry Christmas to you too!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Dean!

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    1. Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours sir Dean!

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  8. Merry Christmas Dean - you are a most respectable "heavy-metal" man!

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    1. Thanks, Miles! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  9. Merry Xmas, Dean. Useful gear for the Boxing Day sales.

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    1. Thanks, John! Yes, I was thinking the armor not only is defensive, but offensive as well - particularly when I was bumping into the things. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Merry Christmas and happy jousting!

    Christopher

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    1. Ah, I wish I knew how to ride a horse, but a very Merry Christmas to you too, Christopher!

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  11. Merry Christmas Dean! That is an impressive kit.

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    1. Hey, Monty! Great hearing from you. Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

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  12. That's quite a Santa suit mate. Merry Christmas to you!

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  13. Great armour Dean, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

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  14. Merry Christmas, Dean, and many blessing for the new year. It looks like your Christmas present to the Mrs. is her own personal knight in shining armor. Go slay dragons for her!

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    1. Lol! I wish, she just shakes her head when she sees me in the armor. Warmest Regards and Merry Christmas to you too!

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  15. Merry Christmas Dean, see you on the field!

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