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celtic-viking: Read about the culture of the... - Celtic x Viking

during this time period the effectiveness of longbows brought an end to the era of large scale jousting and lancing

see? the authentic viking look, with NO HORNS ON THE HELMET! because vikings didn't use to sing 19th century operas!

the authentic viking look, with NO HORNS ON THE HELMET! because vikings didn't use to sing century operas!

Gambeson 1405 blue I'd wear this...

The gambeson would be worn beneath the mail coat and/or plate armor to provide an extra layer of padding and absorb some impact of blows.

A North Country Brigand

The only interesting thing that happened on the way was 8 men dressed up in Viking costumes with helmets with horns on and they were shouting, but they weren't real Vikings because the Vikings lived nearly years ago.

I can't help thinking that all this bling was for ceremony and burial, not for everyday wear. Sure you might want your knife and pouch to hand, but what a lot of clutter! Saxon

Examples of Tunics and coats from Anglo Saxon & viking age that could be made with several layers & padded out to make a 'Gambeson' design

https://flic.kr/p/ahDtMk | Hurst_P10-2011

The stance of the knight. Suited armour and steel plating of what a knight wears during combat

Concept piece for WAR project (on ConceptArt.com).  I very much like the military hooded jumpsuit with the hybrid cape/parka thing.

gritty post-apocalyptic clothing found in New Kurkot. Cyberpunk, Future, Futuristic, WAR : Character Design by olivier masson, via Behance

Medieval Longbow | The English Archer’s Longbow

On Monday we asked: What was the length of the longbow used by English archers in medieval times?

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand. 1709 was a fabulous year, but the rest was pretty cool.

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

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