Review of: Wooden Oval Roman Shield
This is an impressive piece which I prefer to display in my living room. It could be used for re-enactments or stage combat but I would not rather have its handsome surface scarred.
January 03, 2019
Review of: Crusader Wooden Shield
My boyfriend LOVES his Templar Shield. Excellent quality and truly realistic. He dressed as a Knights Templar when we went to a medieval faire. He was stopped by numerous people requesting a picture with him. Would love to post a picture of him in his Templar outfit of which many items were purchased via Museum Replicas.
December 31, 2018
Review of: Leather Swordsman Vambraces
They look great. Unfortunately, one of the Vambraces has an issue with the rivet studs and I will either have to repair it myself if I can find replacement studs or send it back for a new one. Other than that, they look great.
December 27, 2018
Review of: Corinthian Helmet
There are only a few good Corinthian-style helmet reproductions out there: this is one of them. I have seen real Corinthian helmets--- they have hauntingly graceful lines.
Many wearable reproductions are crude and unsatisfying, and most of the better ones are too small. The pretty-looking reproductions from Greece are heavy cast bronze: unwearable and inauthentic.
This one is large enough to fit a size-8 head, and has that certain look around the eye holes that the best examples from antiquity possessed. It is serviceable steel, but light and wearable. I might face blows in this one, whereas my other delicately realistic brass one seems better only for display.
December 14, 2018
Review of: Visored Bascinet
Very nice quality helmet, fits perfectly with the MRL helmet liner and the MRL maille coif. With this helmet what you see is what you get. It's sturdy, battle ready, and with a little practice you can open and close the visor quickly. Also when up, the visor stays up, if not, pull the visor up and give it a very delicate twist. Remember you can buy a padding kit if you really need to adjust the helmet. Adjust the helmet to where your eyes are even with the eye slits for best visibility. Remember, however, the closer the faceplate is to your face, the more likely you would be to suffer facial damage, especially your nose. But this was the norm at that time. Mis-shapen noses were a badge of honor as everyone knew you were a tourney jouster, man-at-arms, etc. All around a great helmet!!! No kiddie costume junk here!!! The real deal.
- Casey S, Panama City, FL
October 30, 2018
Review of: Mail Gauntlets
Very pleased with these!! Costume gauntlets they ARE NOT!!!
These are the real deal and very high quality. The leather gloves, the maille, the steel plates... One thing I would point out, that you might not be able to see from the picture, is the steel vambrace starting at the opening of the glove, is not one solid piece of steel, but 6 strips of steel, 3 on top, 3 underneath.
I didn't know this when I ordered them, but am GLAD they are!! It makes for a much more custom fit. I have hands that are a little bit on the "thick" side, and from the top of my middle finger to the bottom of my palm is exactly '7 inches, so I ordered Size Medium; and they fit..... Well, "Like a glove", lol.
AAA++++ -Casey S in Panama City, FL
October 30, 2018
Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted
Great arming cap. I wear it under my MRL Mail Coif and my MRL Visored Bascinet. Now the Arming Cap itself is a touch on the thin side, BUT if it were any thicker whatsoever my mail and helmet would be too tight. As of now they all fit perfect!! Not just trying to get reward points here. This arming cap is well put together and made to last, and mine has seen plenty of Renaissance Faires! Grab one, you won’t regret it 👍😊
October 19, 2018
Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler
Initially I was leery of buying this product due to the gap between the boss and the rest of the buckler, but my concerns were unfounded. I got two of these when they were on sale for the deal of the day and I have been more than pleased with them. They are well balanced and the grip fits comfortably in my hand. The grip runs across the back of the buckler, keeping a low profile and offering great control over the buckler. Overall it is solidly built, able to stand up to the rigors of sparring. This is my new favorite buckler and I look forward to getting more for my club!
October 12, 2018
Review of: Leather Vambraces
Got this on deal of the day a while ago. The material is good leather. I got them for my Fiancé and he says they are comfortable to wear.
September 28, 2018