Warfare through the Centuries Discussions (40)

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1100s & 1200s Military History Timeline

1000s November 27, 1001 - Muslim Invasion of India: Muslim forces win the Battle of Peshwar 1010s April 23, 1014 - Irish Wars: The for…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Mar 10, 2010

Ancient World to 1000 Military History Timeline

1450s BC May 9?, 1457 BC - Egypt: Thutmose III wins the Battle of Megiddo 1270s BC 1275 BC - Egyptian-Hittite Wars: Egypt and the Hitt…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Mar 10, 2010

Life Of A Knight by Lady Liane

Life of a Knight Training for knighthood during medieval times usually began at an early age. Often the prospective knight was sent to live…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 10, 2010

WEAPONS of a KNIGHT by Lady Liane

Weapons of a Knight The sword was a standard fighting weapon long before the evolution of the medieval knight. Nevertheless, the medieval k…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 10, 2010

Viking Arms and Armor

Helms: The Viking helmet, has been a source of much misinformation since the Nationalist movements in the 1800's, when romantic painters pi…

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler

0 Oct 10, 2009

A small introduction to weapons

What is best known about the Middle Ages, besides castles, is the weapons used during the time. Most of these were so good and unique that…

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler

0 Sep 8, 2009

Kolossos (poppets) of ancient Greece

During the time of ancient Greece the image of a poppet was referred to as a Kolossos (kaw-lawss-SAUCE), the origin of which remains uncert…

Started by Sabastian DeCavalier

1 Jul 20, 2009
Reply by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler

The Feudal Life of The Middle-Ages

The Feudal Life of The Middle-Ages During the middle-ages defense as well as safety were huge concerns for the people of that era. They wo…

Started by Sabastian DeCavalier

0 Jul 11, 2009

Warrior Talismans

These Runic symbols have been used to assist in both war and peace.

Started by Crystalis DeCavalier

2 Jul 11, 2009
Reply by Sabastian DeCavalier

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

The Art of War By Sun Tzu Translated by Lionel Giles I. Laying Plans 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the Stat…

Started by Crystalis DeCavalier

3 Jul 11, 2009
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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.

 

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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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