Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pole Axing and War Hammering on a Saturday Morning

Just a bit of toying around this morning with the new pole axe, and also a recently acquired war hammer.
Left off the greaves and arm harness to give it a more 15th C. Man at Arms look.
The war hammer is very heavy and quite solid. I plan to take it apart and remove the paint from the wooden shaft and refinish it with the same Dark Walnut as the pole axe shaft. I used a Dremel to cut off the two rivets for the spike - tried to straighten it as it pointing a bit off center. Still not perfect, but a work in progress.
I've found that I like fingered gauntlets a lot better than these mitten style ones. It's hard to pick up stuff with the mitten gauntlets.
Well, thanks for visiting - this interlude has me looking forward to running a War of the Roses game at Enfilade in May.
Cheers from the Frugal Armoury!

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    1. Lol! You caught that. Yes, zippered too. Someday I will get appropriate footwear.

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  2. Dean, you are a work of art! Say, will you be running the WotRs game in this costume? That might be fun; hot but fun!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I was thinking about wearing the sallet and using the war hammer.

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  3. Ready for the battle! Nice...

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Warm regards, Dean

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  4. What else would you do on a Saturday?

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    1. Well in my case trying to find where the dustman left our wheelie bin, but I have ti say Dean's Saturday looks a lot more fun!

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    2. Thanks, Fran and Michael. Yes, a nice way to start the day...I ended up vacuuming the house later though - one of our dogs sheds year round :)!

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  5. You look bloody dangerous Dean! Great stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. I must admit that I need to be careful moving around in the house - not only the weapons, but edges of the armor and put dings in the walls :) Regards, Dean

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    2. Dean, that is a funny visual! Something I had not considered. Perhaps that is why castle interiors were stone? Perhaps wall tapestries hide many such collateral damage?

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  6. Jonathan, I need to keep a tub of plaster handy. :)

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  7. That's some great get up, Dean! Would love to have turned up in that gear for high school mufti day :)

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    1. Totally! Thanks, Aaron. Best, Dean

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  8. Looking good Dean, I could do with borrowing this, the daughters 13th birthday coming up with a sleep over for 8 girls :-)
    Help!
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks, Stu! Maybe some foam weapons might be better :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Brendon. Great looking WotR figures on your blog too!

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  10. Looking suitably badass there, Dean, though as you pointed out to Rodger, it takes a toll on the walls - have you considered granite cladding for that 'olde worlde' look?
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    1. Hey, Ev! Thanks for the nice words. Not only stone walls, but I'd like to have a room with dark wood floors - that way I can oil my armor without worrying about getting it on the carpet :)! Regards, Dean

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  11. That looks absolutely superb Dean! Have you tried standing in a corner really still in the full armour when visitors arrive, looking like a decorative armour stand...and then moving to different places in the room when they are not watching? How much fun would that be!! The screams might be a bit loud when they catch you moving though!:-)

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    1. Lol! That's something I may try on Halloween. Warm regards, Dean

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