The Medieval Shoppe
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At The Medieval Shoppe, we are passionate about the quality and the authenticity of our historical attire. Since 2009 we have been supplying theatre groups, film production companies, advertising agencies, TV channel costume departments and re-enactors with our historic apparel. We utilize natural fibres like cotton (which was available in medieval Europe), felt and blended wool. Our dresses are created with an attitude of respect and gratitude towards the historical source material: creating visually appropriate attire that artfully captures the look and spirit of their time period. Our customers come first to us and we aim to foster experiences that are fun and enjoyable to all our clientele. Our goal is to help women find confidence in costume: this means that our female attire is tailored to the same quality standards as any regular shop-bought garment. Many “fancy dress” retailers market historically incorrect, whimsical attire that is made from low quality synthetic material. Such garments are so badly made that they are often fit to throw away after their first use. We provide women with quality historic costuming that not only compliments their figure, but also empowers them to feel confident in their new historic persona. Let us make you look fabulous. Heavy Cotton Dress Colour: Red (a colour which could only be worn by nobility in Medieval Europe) Zipper on back. Important This dress is made from natural cloth and natural dyes. Dry cleaning is recommended, or simply dip quickly in tepid water a Read more

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Measurements and Specifications: Weight: 2 pounds, 3.5 ounces Overall length: 40 inches Blade length: 33 inches Grip length: 5 inches Profile taper: 1 3/8 inches at hilt Point of Balance: 7 inches from guard Centre of Percussion: 23 inches from guard The sword is complimented by a wood-cored scabbard featuring antiqued brass furniture, and stitching up the back. Handling Characteristics The sword is quick and lively, carrying a solid blade presence that just screams "Cut something!" It easily sheers through all manner of pool noodles, clothesline rope, and rolled newspaper. The leather-wrapped handle provides an excellent grip. It's solid and tapered wonderfully with carved grooves. This style hilt gives the operator lots of freedom of movement and even allows a two-handed grip if you grasp the pommel. Although weighted more for the cut, this piece is also an excellent thruster with very decent point control.

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Bone Dice x 4 Dice design hasn’t changed much in over 2000 years: the spots (or pips) have been arranged on the six sides in much the same fashion as we see them today. Modern dice are invariably perfectly formed (being moulded instead of carved) with solid (usually black) concave pits. Archaic dice (300BC – 1500AD) were invariably carved (from wood, stone or bone) usually with incised dotted circles as pips, or (less frequently) with two concentric circles forming each pip. Our dice are carved from bone and have incised dotted pips. The pips are purposefully “wonky” or off-centre, as this is exactly how we see the museum specimens. Although this type of dice are often called Roman; as already mentioned this incised ringed-pip design became traditional and seemed to be passed down from generation to generation for many centuries, through several ages, so this design and manufacture would have looked completely unremarkable right up until the high middle ages. Material: Bone Dimensions: 1.1cm cubed Quantity: sold in fours

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Double Ring Belt Length: 156.5 cm Ring Size: 4.9 cm Belt width: 3.2 cm Weight: 178g Studs were a regular feature of medieval armour, and a belt was always considered an armour section in itself, even Biblical sources describe belts as armour. It has been theorized that the exaggerated length of medieval belts came about as armour reinforcement of the loins -after all, an extra piece of leather down there in a battle couldn't have been a bad thing. The studs on this belt are in fact coverings for 6 rivets that secure the steel rings. Six rivets! This is a really well constructed belt: you could only break this thing on purpose really. It should last a lifetime. As usual at the Medieval Shoppe we go the extra mile and give you a good look at what you're buying with a series of photographs. We understand that it's difficult to judge an item on-line, so we try to include as much visual material as possible; in this case we've included a three-step guide on how to tie this belt (see photos). It's easy when you know how. There are other ways of doing it, but this is our preferred method.

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Rele ase Your Inner Barbarian!
Drinking Horn.

100% Genuine Cow Horn

Coated with food-safe lacquer

Puts ANIMAL in your party!

Party Like It's 1399!

Gulp It Like Gandalf!

Make your celebration HORNY! 


Cow horns are naturally diverse in appearance, colours are generally a mixture of white, cream, black and beige, some are pure black. Most are quite beautiful in their own right, as if individually painted by Mother Nature. The cow horn pictured is merely a fair and average representation. Sizes are between 32 and 40cm in length including curvature (tape measure along outer Read more

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Release Your Inner Barbarian! Drinking Horn. 100% Genuine Cow Horn. Coated with food-safe lacquer Puts ANIMAL in your party! Party Like It's 1399! Gulp It Like Gandalf! Make your celebration HORNY! Cow horns are naturally diverse in appearance, colours are generally a mixture of white, cream, black and beige, some are pure black. Most are quite beautiful in their own right, as if individually painted by Mother Nature. The cow horn pictured is merely a fair and average representation. Sizes are between 49 and 55cm in length including curvature (tape measure along outer edge). These are great for ‘uncivilized’ parties -and they won't be able to put them down until it's all gone! Yes, Vikings, Saxons, Goths, Huns, Vandals etc. actually did use these. Cow horn cups (exactly like ours) were commonly buried with deceased warriors so, presumably, they would not lack a cup in the 'afterlife party'. Once a year, wipe with vegetable oil; helps prevent the horn from drying out. Use oils with little or no taste: safflower oil or grape seed oil. All horns are brand new, never used, plastic wrapped, and are stored in clean hygienic conditions.

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There are few European weapons that are as easy to identify as the rapier. A weapon of the renaissance, the rapier became one of the most common civilian side arms of the time period. One of the primary features of the rapier was its heavy reliance on the thrust over the cut. Many styles of its use developed, and the most famous of the rapier masters came from Italy. The common misconception that exists regarding the rapier, is that it's a very light weight weapon that can quickly out-maneuver the supposedly heavy cutting weapons with the use of fast fencing motions such as seen in swashbuckling films. This misconception is easily defeated when one picks up a historically accurate replica such as this and realizes that the weapon is too long and has too much weight to be used in such a "swashbuckling" fashion. Serious students of the sword who have handled a variety of sword types and have at least a basic working knowledge of how a sword should be used, don't have this misconception. The Italian masters taught that the rapier should be used in what is known as stesso tempo, or "single time". A single time defense means making a counterattack at your opponent while defending yourself at the same time. In order to do this without receiving a hit at the same time, one must first "find the sword" of the opponent. On a basic level, finding the sword involves gaining a geometric and mechanical advantage of the opponent's blade based off of where your own sword is positioned so that when your opponent attacks, you already have Read more

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