Episode 5: To buy or make? How Two Medieval

In this episode we discuss purchasing items vs. making them. Does one leap into creating medieval items or do you purchase from vetted merchants? The living History hobby leaves many aspects to learning new skills, but not everyone has the time and space. Join us as we give our opinion on the topic. Below you will find links to various merchants who deal in medieval items. This is just a few trustworthy merchants that sell quality items. We are not sponsored or endorsed by any of the business listed bellow. Aketon: is a Polish company who produces high end medieval clothes.  (www.aketon.pl) Historical Enterprises: HE makes quality replica clothing of various periods. they also sell a small amount of living history items. (https://www.historicenterprises.com) Sartor: This Czech Republic based company deals in period textiles of all kinds. (https://www.sartor.cz) Lorifactor: Based in Poland, they produce high quality belts,fittings, buckles and other items. (https://www.lorifactor.com/index.php) SPES Medieval Market: Great little Polish company who sells various clothes and items. Though some patterns stray from sources. They carry loads of great camp items. (https://medieval-market.com) Tod's Stuff: Tod produces hand made, high quality replicas from swords and crossbows. He also sells buckles, fittings and of there various medieval items. He hosts a youtube channel as well, where he often shows his wares. Top quality and accuarcy. (https://todsworkshop.com) Tod's Cutler: Same Tod and and same high quality knives and daggers.  (https://todcutler.com) Tent smiths: Producers of replica tents. (https://tentsmiths.com) Panther Primatives: Another historical tent producer. (http://www.pantherprimitives.com) Vehi Mercatus: German based merchant who sells various medieval replicas. They sell great hand woven wool blankets, sure to keep you warm. (https://vehi-mercatus.de) Medieval Craft: Another medieval vendor who sells various Medieval items. (https://medievalcraft.eu) Historical footwear from Fra: Fra produces quality footwear among other medieval leather goods. Quick turnaround and shipping times. (https://www.facebook.com/shoesfromfra/) Cap-a-pie: They produce hand made Maille. Based in the UK Cap-a-Pie has also started producing simulators for medieval combat. (https://www.capapie.co.uk) Davis Reproductions: Josh is a very talented artisan who specializes in sword and various medieval weapons. He also produces scabbards and other leather good. (https://davisreproductions.com)

Episode 4: Choosing your impression continued How Two Medieval

Join us as we continue the discussion on how to choose or narrow down ones impression in medieval living history. We invited Ian LaSpina from Knyght Errant on Youtube to give us his two cents on the topic. Ian is a veteran to the North America living history community, not only known for his Youtube channel, but as the vice president of the "Days of Knights" event. This event is held in Lancaster Ohio annually and gathers some great living history groups through out the country. Please check out both his channel and the Days of Knights page as well. So sit back and enjoy!  Host: Todd of The Company of the Black Spear (https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear/)  Host: Ari, The Turnip of Terror (https://theturnipofterror.com/)  Guest: Ian of Knyght Errant (https://knyghterrant.com/)  Days of Knights (https://thedaysofknights.com/)  Days of Knights on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/611044329101799/)

Episode 3: Choosing your Impression part#1 How Two Medieval

Ari and I discuss the factors of choosing a Medieval impression.  Various subject links: The Company of Black Spears (https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear/) The Turnip of Terror (https://theturnipofterror.com/) How Two Medieval on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/How-two-Medieval-105353767653654/) Knyght Errant "Putting the Middle Ages in Perspective" (https://youtu.be/j7w-_QH607U) The Medieval Swordsman Guild  (https://www.kcsword.org) Days of Knights (https://thedaysofknights.com/) Tod's Workshop "Why Are Movie Swords Always Wrong? (An Armourers Thoughts)" (https://youtu.be/mF1VFlCnLQ4) Congratulations to Josh Warren our 100 Facebook Likes giveaway!

Episode 2: What is living History anyway? How Two Medieval

Welcome back. Today we introduce the concept of living history in the context we do it and compare it to the other similar and different medieval themed hobbies out there. Groups and resources mentioned in the episode below: Todd’s Group: The Company of the Black Spear (https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear) Ari’s Website: The Turnip of Terror (https://TheTurnipOfTerror.com/) “The Boats”: Dana Point CA (http://fieldtrips.oceaninstitute.org/fieldtrips#filter=.maritime-field-trip) Days of Knights: Lancaster, OH (https://thedaysofknights.com) The Society for Creative Anachronism aka The SCA (https://www.sca.org) Regia Anglorum (https://regia.org) Outremere Society (http://outremersociety.org) Markland Medieval Mercenary Militia (http://www.markland.org) Dagorhir Battle Games (https://dagorhir.com) Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Irwindale CA (https://renfair.com/socal) Kansas City Renaissance Festival (http://www.kcrenfest.com) Medieval Swordsman Guild  (https://www.kcsword.org) Battle of the Nations (http://botn.info/en) Dekovan Concord (https://chivalricfighting.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/dekoven-concord-revision-2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3-4kPrfjIVLiH-iaWiJNHzIJr99nfvf2TF0HLP30LmnPrGqdIAJJGBQgM) Pursuing the Knightly Arts: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDel2Bxg6LBT2zEaXJdjovw)

Episode 1: Who we are and what we are about How Two Medieval

Welcome to our first episode. Here we introduce ourselves and give a little background of our living history story. We also talk about what our intent is for the Podcast and why we are doing it. Below are a few links to the various groups we discussed in this episode. Again, thanks for listening and all feedback is welcomes. cheers! Knyght Errant:  https://www.youtube.com/user/neosonic66/featured Medieval Swordsman Guild: https://www.kcsword.org Turnip of Terror: https://TheTurnipOfTerror.com/ Pursuit of the Knightly Arts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDel2Bxg6LBT2zEaXJdjovw