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Gods I got old. As always. Keep Thy Sword arm strong.

Your only as old as the next change of weather.  Or that is what my knee and leg tell me at times.

I'm going to have to remember that one.

Good to see you old friend, how be the pretty and younglings? There be places where your pictured as well I saw you in them. Tell us of it.

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ok here's more pic. the whole fam damily heh...

hmm more! History!!!Yes sca fighters are taught to die for their better's. The problem is everyone but you is a better in the sca. But a moment in the sun is a favorable way when dying is a must. And you cannot die if you do not know how to die so for that alone the experience was fruitful. But I cannot endorse the sca as a martial arts practitioner of any rank or recognition because of their training methods. If your swordmaster cant teach you simple rudiments of blocking and striking in the first 5 minutes of instruction get a new teacher. Always practice moves forward and inverted as well as with both hands, forward and inverted. the first 16 moves are crucial to a new sword bearer. It will make or break his career. so be careful who you learn from.....Rev Grand Master, wow a tittle earned by deeds not words! 

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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