Dragon Pit Tourney

The upcoming Rapier Revel on the St George's Day weekend will feature a tourney honouring Dragons (rather than saints, as we're not sure Thamesreach has any of those)! The Tourney Rules It is a single rapier “bear pit”. Winner stays on for a maximum of five wins, then goes to the back of the queue without forfeiting a life. For a double kill both fencers retire and lose a...
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Making a Knife Blade

Ingvar Gråhök explains how he made his own knife blades I decided to see how hard it would be to make a knife. Doing this in a 100% medieval style is not easy to do in the home, since finding raw materials in period qualities is hard. But, in this day and age, you can find good materials by a little bit of searching. I decided that O1 tool steel would be my material of c...
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Notes & Queries

What kind of activities does the group do? Do I need to have skills and knowledge to join in? We explore lots of crafts and pastimes in workshops and classes, usually led by knowledgeable members of the group. These have included sewing, weaving, dancing, heraldry, music and calligraphy. You can read about our armoured combat, rapier fencing and archery activities elsewh...
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Tavern Revel – 18th March 2017

Join us to learn about brewing, play medieval tavern games, sing bawdy songs and dance some simple medieval dances. We will learn how to play medieval board, dice and card games, including Fox and Geese, Hazard and Nine Men's Morris - and try our wits against each other. There will be an interactive talk on medieval beer making and its ingredients, with samples to taste, smel...
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